Sunday, October 27, 2013

Why some diseases are wronged

In this post we take misopathy apart. (If you don't know what misopathy is, that's explained too.)

We will try to find out why some diseases are wronged.

Misopathy comes in many forms, but I want to tell you about three levels:

  1. ordinary
  2. institutional
  3. organized

This table is a sort of summary in advance:

level type of misopathy rough description a concrete example
1 ordinary prejudice, bigotry bullying
2 institutional institutional behavior, groupthink cock-ups
3 organized coordinated, systematic, planful corruption of science

My point will be that the levels are closely linked.

Let's start with level 1.