Steve L
Subscriber since: August 2009
Location: Narberth, PA
About Me
I love my work as a clinical psychiatrist in private practice, but also feel compelled to write, mainly non-fiction.
My first book was published in 2004: "Clone Being: Exploring the Psychogical and Social Dimensions." (Rowman and Littlefield). The most gratifying consequence of writing it has been getting to know some fascinating people who've found it scientifically, professionally, or personally resonant.
Soon, I'll be submitting a manuscript to a journal for publication, which describes and discusses the results of research on how individuals picture the early human embryo.
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Favorite Word:

I have many "favorite" words, but this abstract noun fascinates me. In addition to its several denotations and connotations, my next-to-the-last day on the full-time faculty at "Penn" (the University of Pennsylvania) was a temporally and alliteratively irresistable opportunity to use the word -- to mark my personally penultimate day at Penn.
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Least Favorite Word:

"dunno," a colloguial contraction, as in "I dunno," was rejected. "Know" is certainly related, and not always as an antonym. Though it's cetainly important to admit one's ignorance to oneself, and often to to others, individuals quickly responding with "dunno" or its non-colloguial form often havn't allowed themselves to even consider the question. Such a person may deeply fear being wrong, and sometimes even more profoundly fear being right.
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Favorite Quote:

""a mingled mass of perverse ingenuity, of tinsel erudition, of imbecile credulity, and of artful misrepresentation.""
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Homeopathy and Its Kindred Delusions" (1842)

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