I'm not sure what to think of this. I'm still digesting it.
Saying that one is inclined to skepticism while simultaneously acknowledging their presence and participation in a documented, national, arational, panic founded in religious paranoia strikes me as deeply odd and troubling. Doubly so when coming from a practicing and influential child psychologist at a respected national university. There is nothing shameful in admitting that one lacks understanding or knowledge. It's in fact a valuable act of humility that helps science and medicine progress to better the human condition.
Saying 'I don't know, gotta be the devil tho' is essentially an evil act because it is thought terminating. If the patient is experiencing a possession no amount of Haldol or Seroquel or talk therapy is going to help, only God.
Again something deeply epistemologically troubling. Neil Tyson has said 'The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.' and I haven't seen any proof to the contrary.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Found a rebuttal - Haven't finished reading it yet.