Sunday, February 04, 2007

Catastrophe Averted

Our Stat test scores were posted today. I don't remember what the test was worth, but I scored high enough to Avert the Catastrophe. In other words, I still have an A in the class.

I spent most of the day reading about schizophrenia. I don't have it. Neither do most stalkers. But some do. Just not that many. The author of the book claims that early on, scientists thought that cold and unavailable mothers were the cause of their children's schizophrenia. I thought that was interesting, so I looked up what he had to say about autism. He says autism was caused by refrigerator parents. Now, I happen to know that Bruno Bettelheim coined the term "refrigerator mothers" as the cause of autism, not refrigerator parents. Leo Kanner suspected the cold and unavailable mothers as causing it when he first came up with the idea of autism. Luckily, Bernard Rimland put those ideas to rest.

My point here is, why would the author of this textbook make such an error? and how many more errors are there in this book that I wouldn't catch? When an author makes a mistake like that, it calls into question all of their work, don't you think? (I consider that to be a fairly big error - but that's just me)

My brother's team won today. Yeah for him. It was just another boring game for me, I don't care for either team.

I'm done with my homework, so tomorrow I will do my laundry.

This posting everyday is quite easy with this laptop. I can post while watching Criminal Minds on tv. Fun for me, boring for you poor saps unlucky enough to think you should read this drivel.

I would really like to apologize for the post about the big things I found on my vacation. It was neither timely, nor interesting. Sorry.

1 comment:

  1. Cheri, apologize for nothing! At least, nothing you write on your blog. I mean, it's your blog, after all. I hope you write it for you, not for your readers.

    I'm glad school seems to be going so well for you. I hope it continues the same way for the whole time you're in school. I just can't tell you how great I think it is that you've gone back to school to get your degree and follow your dreams.

    And, finally, I apologize for not commenting more. I've been reading, but I just haven't had the mental snap or energy to make sensible comments. It's also why I haven't been writing much lately. But, as you can tell from my written loquacity, I'm feeling better. ;)