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Posted: 09 March 2007 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I am a medical doctor (MD), specialist in Neurology, neurocognitive science, and Board Certified in Neurology. I am a Non-theist or as I like, Non-theistic Agnostic. I have often called myself an Atheist but the correct definition of Atheist has been lost. People think an Atheist DENY’s the existence of God. In Greek it simply means A- "without" Theism "god belief." So I use Non-Theistic Agnostic because it is descriptive and less likely misinterpreted.

I do like discussion of politics and civil rights, history, palaeontology, evolution, and neurological issues. I hope we can have some interesting discussions and perhaps some humour.

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When I don’t know because of lack of evidence, I admit that. I refuse to fabricate an answer.

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Posted: 09 March 2007 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Welcome Neurocircuit! We have a vet here, nice to have a neurologist as well. I’m sure we’ll end up asking you a lot of questions ...

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If you look through the past threads on the site, you’ll see lots of discussions about the very things that interest you. Feel free to add ideas, or start your own.

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Posted: 09 March 2007 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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[quote author=“dougsmith”]Welcome Neurocircuit! We have a vet here, nice to have a neurologist as well. I’m sure we’ll end up asking you a lot of questions ...

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If you look through the past threads on the site, you’ll see lots of discussions about the very things that interest you. Feel free to add ideas, or start your own.

Thanks dougsmith. I am open to discussions on neuroscience and the other topics. If asked personal medical questions by another member, I will give a somewhat generic answer but not make a diagnosis or recommend treatment . I will always insist that the person see his family doctor for a referral. I am only licensed to practice in my state of course.

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Posted: 09 March 2007 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Neurocircuit:

When I don’t know because of lack of evidence, I admit that. I refuse to fabricate an answer.

Good philosophy, but I’m usually happy to make up an answer.  I just preface it with, “Well, if I were a theist, I’d probably say. . . . .”  then come up with something outlandish.  :D

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Posted: 09 March 2007 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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criminal behavior and neuroscience

I’ve been wanting to ask a neurologist this for a while.  What are your thoughts on criminal justice,  free will, and the legal system?  Do you believe the legal system needs to be revised in any way in light of modern neuroscience?  I look forward to hearing from you on these matters, as I have a strong interest in cognitive science and ethics.

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