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Sep
03
Does the Bible Provide Unnecessary, Impossible Details?
Genesis 35:17
"Now it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, 'Do not fear; you will have this son also.'"
Sometimes the Bible seems to offer unnecessary or even impossible details as it recounts a historical event. Take, for example, the Genesis account of Rachel's death while giving birth to Benjamin....
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Psychiatry/Psychology

On Capital Punishment

Author: 
Ian Taylor

Old Sparky, the electric chair used at Sing Sing prisonThe foundations for human morals and ethics are found in the book of Genesis.

Footnotes: 

Photo: Old Sparky, the electric chair used at Sing Sing prison.

Genius, The Problem of

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The December 1, 1986, issue of Time magazine (128:75) reported the case of prodigy Stephen Baccus who, at 17, had just become the youngest known person ever to be sworn in as a lawyer in the United States. He graduated from high school at 12 and from university at 14. Such cases are uncommon and tend to catch the attention of the popular media.

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Bousfield, W.A., and H. Barry. 1933. American Journal of Psychology 45:353.

Brackman, Arnold C. 1980. A Delicate Arrangement. New York: Times Books.

Burt, Cyril. 1965. New Scientist (London) 28:122.

Encyclopaedia Judaica. 1971. Mnemonics. 12:187.

Horowitz, William A., et al. 1965. American Journal of Psychiatry 121:1075.

Hunter, Ian M.L. 1962. British Journal of Psychology 53:243.

Juda, Adele. 1949. American Journal of Psychiatry 106:296.

Kipling, Rudyard. 1937. Something of Myself for My Friends  ... . London Macmillan.

Loewi, Otto. 1953. From the Workshop of Discoveries. Lawrence, KS: U. of Kansas Press.

Schott, Emmett L. 1931. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 26:94.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. 1892. A chapter on dreams in: Across the Plains. In: The Travels

                                       and Essays of R.L.S. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Stratton, George M. 1917. Psychological Review 24:244.

Taylor, Ian T. 1984. In the Minds of Men. Toronto: TFE Publishing.

Tyrrell, George N. 1946. The Personality of Man. London, Penguin Books.

Freud: The Darwin of the Human Psyche

Author: 
Ian Taylor

Sigmund FreudCharles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx have often been regarded as that unholy trinity who, in the 19th century, laid the foundation for today's pagan society. Darwin gave the world biological evolution in 1859. Freud later developed the notion to give us the evolution of the human psyche, while at about the same time Marx told us how society would evolve.

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Engelman, E. 1972. Engelman's farewell view. CA: Intellectual Digest 2[Jan.]:74. Frazer, J.G. 1890. The Golden Bough. London: Macmillan. 2 vols. Masson, J.M. 1984. The Assault on Truth. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Semitis, I.G. 1987. Sigmund Freud.

Photo: Sigmund Freud. (PD)

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