Episode 74: The DID Influencers Of TikTok And The Decline Of Formerly-Science-Based Medicine
The hosts issue a major boob-related correction, talk about TikTok influencers who (appear to) have dissociative identity disorder, and discuss the recent meltdown of a site that (claims that it) is "science-based." Plus: Some other, often-cringeworthy recent skepticism/atheism history, including Elevatorgate (tm).
Scott Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz, a bit skeptical of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-people-have-multiple-personalities/
Input on the DID subculture on TikTok: https://www.inputmag.com/culture/dissociative-identity-disorder-did-tiktok-influencers-multiple-personalities
@theasystem and @systemspouse:
One of the stranger subreddits you'll see: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIDCringe/
Science-Based Medicine's very bad and error-riddled coverage of Irreversible Damage:
Novella and Gorski: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-science-of-transgender-treatment/
Leaked email about Jesse that treats Gorcenski and James as credible sources: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1412511853067051010
Gorcenski: "If you wonder if there's anyone who I dislike more than the Nazis who assaulted me and nearly killed me, there is at least one person and his name is Jesse Singal."
Jesse on Gorcenski: https://jessesingal.substack.com/p/a-sorta-quick-response-to-the-errors
Some background on Andrea James: http://alicedreger.com/in_fear
Longer but free, and tells the whole story: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170124/
Rebecca Watson Wikipedia page with some information on Elevatorgate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Watson
Her account of what happened: