Wednesday, 29 February 2012

On the Air-The Prospect of Radio Broadcast

Recently, my ascent to the ranks of community oriented affairs has placed me in a position of inquiry and intrigue. Having established a radio program on the basis of those fundamental tenets that constitute to that of my psyche, much public and personal reception has truly painted the vivid portrait of an immensely powerful and striking medium. A medium where one's articulation places him in a stance of prominence, a medium where an accessible reality can be envisioned in a wealth of forms. Radio broadcast seems to possess an underlying prospect, the very potential; both measurable and immeasurable, present within every avenue of the hour spent in indirect discourse with the listener. For the listener remains the receiver and the presenter, the transmission of boundless streams of wisdom. I have envisioned the potential to profoundly imprint an impression of preeminence, one that sets out to challenge the dogma and set aside the status quo. For when the prospect of hundreds and possibly thousands, floods the psyche, he is compelled to pursue that state of projection, both vocal and psychological. Radio broadcast also seems to shed and douse light upon that of the youth of the community and the thought, wisdom and intellect they harbor as citizens and thinkers. My experiences 'on the air' with many of my colleagues that form an integral facet of the society for which they stand. Their inquisitive mentality, coupled with an intrinsic and innate force seems the very drive; the fluid inspiration that flows liberally. As the presenter, the challenge remains to capture, grasp and enlighten that of the listener. The listener remains compelled to anticipate as his perception of reality is molded temporarily by the stances of the presenter. Running a program with an intellectual theme and orientation remains only the tip of the iceberg as a colossal conviction to perpetuate that spirit of enlightenment becomes paramount. Much personal reward arises as much as the public. with listeners converging on the radio as callers, articulating publically, but making a host of personal references such as the motivating or vilifying of the presenter assumes the bottom line. In a setting of immense pressure and demand, one must stand proficiency and uncompromising with a great deal of stamina and dexterity behind their every word. One must be copious with energy and abundant with a desire to penetrate and exact. From the very instant one has pounded the button of broadcast, he is guided by a free will that pursues excellence and a motivated self. It seems that radio broadcast and the prospect of its potential as a medium of personal and public proportions is both an exacting and penetrative expression of its intrinsic nature. I on a personal front have encountered the inquisitive mind 'on the air' more intimately than on a social scale of narcissists and citizens. For the individual voice stands as provocative, a striking vicegerent of the reasoning and contemplating self. Radio broadcast seems an absolute means to a boundless end, the culmination of the intellect, ethic and the psychology on a public and communal front. A certain intellectual reward also derives from the prospect of radio broadcast. For when one conquers a front, he seems sealed to a state of dejection, as he assumes that he is the sole converger of that front. But when he projects those projections through radio, the listener becomes compelled and a boundless and continuous cycle of intellectual satisfaction is built on a foundation of principle. The very boundless energy of articulation stands as a property of the presenter, a property that compels, motivates and drives. So in turn, that single striking and penetrative reality forms the focal point of mind and matter. A prospect bound by the culmination of the presenter and the listener.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Evidence Based Medicine- An Inquiry into Effectiveness and Efficiency

Clinical practice seems a bombardment of conventional and unconventional approaches towards that of the maladies plaguing bodily form and function. The very culmination of the medical establishment as a therapeutic and social force. With an armamentarium of physicians on a single dimension of the sphere and the myriad of accessible literature on another, it stands as a provocative establishment of prestige and clinical intervention. Medicine, as a force conquering those physiological fronts is at the threshold of an unprecedented internal conflict. One that foresees the plaguing of its institutions with dogma. The suppression of those innovating and inquisitive clinicians driven to make a profound impression. The advent of evidence based medicine as a clinical and medical utilisation has provoked reaction from both ends of the establishment. An institution from which its modest beginnings one can draw an evident line of effectiveness and efficiency. A striving to draw the best clinical evidence via that of the scientific method. An uncompromising state of clinical and medical advance; marked by scientific basis to modern medical practice. A fabrication of the controlled clinical trial, the very gold-standard of clinical based knowledge and the prioritisation of the individual values and expectations. It is truly a miraculous evolutionary tale. How a concept doused liberally with altruism and cutting edge clinical execution. An expression of the underlying effectiveness and efficiency bound by a passion to restrict harm and reinforce that of the good. Undeniably, an entire host of those physicians and clinicians fail to conquer the essence of such an invaluable reality. Capitalising on the exclusive tenets of the evidence based medicine and posing obliviously to the observation and execution that it proposes. Evidence based medicine as an observation and as an execution is manifestly professed with the genesis of the randomised control trial. With the advent of maladies, disease and disorder that teased the likes of those leading physicians, where did the evidence lie as a basis for their practise? And did they reinforce harm and ignore pleas for that of the good? One of the most preeminent tales of the evidence based genesis arose with that of Professor Archie Cochrane. Pioneer of the controlled trial and Edison of the modern evidence based practice; his name remains synonymous with the scientific method in and around the establishment. While championing for evidence, Cochrane acknowledged the cruciality of the randomised control trial. Placing arbitrary individuals in a pair of arbitrary ‘controlled’ and ‘experimental’ categories, he rewrote the dogma and converged on a front no innovative physician had ventured. In more contemporary times, Cochrane’s paradigm stands as memorial as few regard its role and many regard is misinterpretation. For as long as we are instigating medical and clinical advance, we will be approached with scepticism and mistrust. We will be interrogated and asked of any ‘evidence to substantiate our toil’ and our ever move placed under the stethoscope. It is this mass misinterpretation of evidence based medicine that breeds the depletion of the values it originally aimed to substantiate. Depletion and a diminishing of the fabric of the establishment and those innovating physicians. "I knew that there was no real evidence that anything we had to offer had any effect on tuberculosis, and I was afraid that I shortened the lives of some of my friends by unnecessary intervention”, proclaimed Cochrane as a frontier was incurring an impending, yet profound transfiguring….

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Desire- A Facet of Being

Desire remains the definitive stigma. Bound by the entity it entails and the circles of individuals that set out to anatomise its form and function. A critically accesible and attainable facet of being, an undermined faculty of the psyche. The culmination of thought, feeling and emotion on a personal and subjective front. Perpetuating the cravings, inclinations and yearnings that fulfil the self to either a compromising or uncompromising state of being. The summit of human psychology, a faculty of inquiry that continues over a consistant basis to tease the likes of our most preeminent thinkers. Desire is ever worthy of a combination of scrutiny, acclaim and examination.To anatomise and fully dissect the technicalities and eccentricities of desire, one must conquer from every approchable angle the focal point at which one is motivated and driven towards those yearnings and inclinations. A focal point of our individual and collective predisposition in close conjunction with a psychological and a neurologic basis. The very focal point remains the pinnacle of any desire to conquer desire. Desire is a manifestation, a facet and state of being. One driven by neither the electrochemical processes of neurotransmitters but by an ever immanent and transcendent force. The current state of desire throughout many of our academic and intellectual circles is worthy of criticism. Its profound undermining by those theological and religious clerics and the flawed interpretations by those claiming to attain a higher order has significantly and rapidly ressected from its once, premised position in the literature and the annals of thought. The very focal point is a direct representation of the psyche, the self and its state of being. Symbolising the culmination of moral advance or failure, yearning and inclination and a passion of wisdom. It is the very inquiring and inquisitive mind that will recognise a reality of truth and sheer essence through this focal point. A point of the highest essence and concentration that when one sets out to conquer it or document its abstraction he is overwhelmed and mesmerised. Many societies continue to perpetuate this stigma towards that of desire. Labelling it as a disorder, an incurable malady of the heart. The inquisitive minded recognises 'a reality substantial to the world and things and minds. A psyche, a self that when exposed to the intricate proportion of stimuli. The stigma remains reinforced by the over-emphasis of the evil and satanic entities pertaining to that of the self and its inclinations and yearnings. Whereas there remains an incredibly diverse and superfluous expression of the pure and unadulterated self that formulates the focal point. Desire comes much from the unprecedented effects particular stimuli have on the self, from a psychological and mystical front. A catalyst which may reinforce and provoke negatively oriented desire will drive the psyche to such a state of moral failure. But an inhibition that dissolves those negatively oriented drives and reinforce a positive and desirable psychology and a state of being. What must be critically acknowledged is the prospect that the self is an invaluable facet of being and that the numerous attempts by flawed and often compromised approach seek to diminish the sheer essence of desire and its constituents. And as the thinker, the logician seeks to ponder that higher and transcendent reality he converges on those fronts never before ventured.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Pathology of a Philosophy- The Cessation of Thought

Much time has passed since I have addressed my readers from a personal standpoint. It has occurred to me after much meticulous contemplation that the very germ of a revolutionary feat deeply rooted within that of thought is pervious to a gradual decline and a swift demise. One where the facets of intellect and the tenets of wisdom lose their intrinsic worth; succumb to a plague of narrow-mindedness and a collective ignorance. One where thought itself is viewed as a mere localised faculty of the mystical mind and the physiological brain. A transcendent and immanent philosophical doom, the cessation of a renaissance. The renaissance is often attributed to the conventional flourishing artistic and scientific ambience pertaining to that of the past. But a more innate and intrinsic connotation is apparent. The renaissance as a ‘rebirth’ seems the definitive expression of the philosophical and thought based progress made on a personal, collective front. But just as the very germ of a concept was being fertilised, its demise was being conspired. The very thought nexus, the mother of all philosophical expressions and conundrums is at last approachable from that of a pathological platform. But for one to perceive the sheer enormity of the nexus, one must conceive its anatomy, its meticulous physiology ultimately leading to the realisation of its pathologic short-comings. The death of the philosophical renaissance, the rebirth of the nexus is coherent and ever logical. For when a society, a circle of individuals and intellectuals embark on that of a breakthrough, the responsibility to maintain it and preserve its essence becomes an undeniable obligation. The nexus seemed impregnable and impervious to destruction when we discussed its proportions regarding that of ‘Tablet and Pen’, how those literary landscapes pave the way to those indefinite, yet infinite series of intimate interconnections. Some may propose the elimination of our literary mastery as the junction between the nexus and its destruction. That proposal is ever copious with flaws for the nexus is a direct and uncompromising representation of the whole of thought, wisdom and intellect. A pathologist may inform you the disorder may have implications targeting that of the anatomical and physiological fronts of an organism. Nonetheless, the philosopher will indicate the lack of intellectual spirit, the fiery passion to institutionalise a revolution represents as onset of the destruction of the nexus. Miraculously, the thought nexus remains a transcendent, invisible and unseen reality. Yet it fulfils the intellectual criteria of accessible, attainable and ‘portrayable’. Yet this leads to yet another conundrum, has the nexus been slaughtered or has our perception and conception of its presence been profoundly diminished to the core? Philosophy has been slow to employ and adopt the model of the nexus. But our independent and literary account of the renaissance associated with that of its inception and the probable demise of our conception and perception of it has proved thorough and ever-encompassing. A striking impression upon the specialties, disciplines and vocations that claim to possess an insight or an envisioning into that of thought. For we remain preeminent, for when our conception and perception run low, we will possess that differential diagnosis mending the nexus, interconnection by interconnection…  

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Clinical Psychology- The Marriage of Disciplines

An intrinsically methodic study. A practice of the mind, bound by the experimentation and observation geared towards the promotion of change. A rapidly transfiguring and changing specialty, one of the mind, conquering the very roots of the psyche. Approaching the myriad of disorder associated with its practice with profound therapy and analysis, preserving and perpetuating the evolutionary stances of its forefathers. A sheer marriage, the unity and eloquent intimacy of the scientific and intellectual frontiers deeply rooted throughout that of the self, the psyche. A practice of personal and psychological proportions bound by an absolute passion to apply a humanistic, behavioral and cognitive basis. The institution of clinical psychology remains a specialty worthy of an analysis from every approachable angle. From its modest origins as a movement for an applied and scientific psychology, to its reputable stances as the largest of the psychological disciplines. It remains both a therapeutic and theoretical art, one crafted from the fields that constitute to its current evolved form and function. Undeniably, one of its most profound developments was copious with an immemorial historical basis. The desire of the self to reason, to think and apply its cognitive function to convey feeling, emotion and the most abstract of abstractions. An intriguing facet of this psychological institution remains the single prospect that the specialty itself was the product of evolutionary and revolutionary stances. The establishment of a psychological laboratories and clinics by the likes of physicians and clinicians such as Wilhelm Wundt and Lightner Witmer sparked a rapidly evolving specialty exploiting the implications of the marriage of disciplines. Marrying and combining the very essences of the disciplines whether intellectual or scientific foresees the institutionalisation of radically new specialties. Specialties that capitalise on the essences of those disciplines in order that a state of equilibrium, homeostasis in the clinical and intellectual sense is reached. The marriage of the sciences, the very theory and clinically oriented wisdom represents the culmination of clinical psychology as the product of such an intimacy. Intimately combining the methodic and systemic approach of the scientific front and uniting it seamlessly with the clinical wisdom that pertains to that of a clinic or a consultant practice. Clinical Psychology remains highly commendable for its dexterity and sheer capacity to delve deeper and deeper into that of the psyche. With the intent of reinforcing the more desirable rather than that of the undesirable and reinforcing psychological health across a myriad of fronts, the significance of the clinic remains close at hand. The clinic as an establishment and an institution goes intimately with the psychological specialty like hand in glove. Intimately related and pertained realities. The evolution of the psychological practise from a mystical, to a physiological and clinical state arose mainly from those dignitaries who toiled and toiled knowingly. With the very germ of a revolutionary concept deeply encapsulated within that of the psyche. The envisioned and pondered, were motivated and driven. Changing and transfiguring a specialties from which the boundaries could be extended further than ever. Psychology in the clinical sense remains a product of the abundant and copious marriages of the disciplines. Those that may differ in their experimentation and observation but share an ever transcendant and immanent unity. That unity remains the purest of essences and the immanence, an innate psychological trait... 

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Modern Nerd- Rewriting a Social Doctrine

He stands hunched. With spectacles perched on his nose and the very odour of toil apparent from every approachable angle. He grasps what seems an asset of intrinsic value, mere books penned by those literary men none have read of. His eyes gaze with wonder as he contemplates upon that of those who have attained a higher social order. Those who produce seamlessly, personalities that capture and grasp the psyche. Those that have raised the stakes, coined their names and left a permanent impression deep within that of the social front. He gazes analytically at those who have and those who will. While he drowns in a pool of disregard and poor acclaim. The advent of the modern nerd has foreseen a revolutionary stance beyond that of the annals of literature. His inception has profoundly transfigured the social scene, composing a sensation of diversity and variety at their very expense of his predecessors. The nerd remains an enigmatic, eccentric and socially dysfunction entity, according to that of the dogma. An individual whose intellectual endeavours seem to repel rather than attract a substantial volume of ‘intrigued’ individuals. A social and personal rivalry resonated, provoked and instigated by the changing climates. If one were to pore over the evolutionary stances assumed by the nerd down through the ages, one would build a correlation. From its maiden usage by preeminent writer Dr Seuss, to its ubiquitous appearance throughout the social circles of more contemporary times; the nerd has evolved and transfigured beyond that of the academic fronts. Mastering the tenets and facets of wisdom, cracking the conundrums of love and emotion and instigating breakthroughs on a frequent basis.  He has become a modern entity, evolved for social function and prowess. Respected and regarded for his talent beyond that of his academic and intellectual endeavours, and for his social profoundness and impression bearing psyche; a self unsurpassed and unparalleled. The nerd as a modern entity, a modern citizen has arisen substantially from the stances of a small but dominate circle of individuals that have chosen to remove those spectacles of social and personal voidness and placed a pristine pair of lenses superfluous with vision and copious with ambition. He has traded in the pocket protector for the pen, converging on a nexus of thought and untucked his shirt in a revolutionary fashion. The modern nerd has been consulted and examined as not a single remnant of his past remains but the unparalleled passion to conquer the unconquerable bound by an endless yearning for knowledge of every shape, colour and proportion. He has conquered the ascent to the summit, the peak of the social hierarchy. Pursuing intellectual excellence alongside the task of emulating those predecessors who forged a timeless doctrine.  The modern nerd, a subject of rigorous examination seems impossible to anatomise. It remains impossible to construct or formulate a physiology of his social and intellectual function or to diagnose a pathology of disorder pertaining to his faults and miscalculations. He has attained a higher, evolved and modified order of perception. An esoteric consciousness fuelled by the ascent of the modern, unadulterated nerd... 

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Skin- A Personal Physiology

The very culmination of the physiological fronts. A mere three layered entity, posing as the sole basis for a cultural and social icon. The marriage of a biological manifestation with the twin realities of beauty and elegance. While bound by an essence, overlooked and disregarded by that of its possessors, much has arisen  in the realm of form and function. Allowing much room for an intrinsic approach rather than the dogmatic conventions of the literature. Ordaining the very attainability and accessibility that comes with its ubiquitous and abundant being. Skin remains an ever perennial physiology. One of personal proportions, as the largest of the anatomical giants makes a profound impression upon the physiological processes that sustain the very psyche and harbour its nucleus. Skin is ever copious, a representation of the biological possibilites that arise simply from a three layered entity. The dexterity to register sensation, retain moisture; the capacity to protect and regulate. Such profound functions pertain to the skins indispensability, the junction between the inner and the outer, a shroud of physiological significance and intrinsic value. For when one gazes analytically at the myriad of tissue that constitute to its form, the very prospect of the function instantly boils deep within the electro-chemical processes of the mind. Giving rise to a sensuous perception of the psyche, as a tangible and accesible reality. The psyche remains the true self, the being; the skin allows the junction between that psyche and the organism that continues to harbor it. A form of recognition, a thought provoking stimuli, unsurpassed and almost spontaneous in nature. Moreover, the more personal dimension of the sphere reveals a more intimate, fidel and personal correlation. A relationship with that of anatomical form and physiological function that builds and consolidates the sensation of 'individuality'. An external reality, rather than an alien and foreign internal happening. For from the very extremity of the epidermis to deep within the ravines of the subcutaneous tissue, skin continues to emulate an unparalleled stance. A postion of preeminence, attributed predominantly to the protection, regulation and registering that falls under its roster of laborious toil. Anatomically, the significance of skin is its foundation of a realm entirely difficult to conceive and envision. One abundant in fatty deposits and neural connections. Profuse in layer upon layer upon layer. Ample with familiar pores that give rise to some of the coarsest to much of the finest hairs. There remains an evident line of malfunction therein. A myriad, a stream of disorder that threatens the physiological processes it consolidates and the anatomical structure behind its intricacy and elegance. The symbolic and definitive beauty, an entity we yearn to perfect, with a combination of the precise complexion and proportion. Skin remains an overlooked reality. An overlooking perpetuated by our wonder with the neuronal interconnections and the cardiological fronts, an impersonal appeal for the very bases of the body. So in turn it becomes paramount, of the highest importance and cruciality to place a substatial degree of personal appeal and regard to that of the skin as a physiological entity of proportions surpassing that of the dogmatic, impersonal approaches...

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Dystopia- Dissecting a Literary Species

Often restricted to the space of that of a novel or play. Its implications have held paradigm shifting proportions as it exceeds the realities of reality. Converging on a political and social arena never before ventured.The culmination of the political theorists and the literary men, in conjunction with a gripping and riveting theme. The perpetuation of ideology within and around a realm bound by a passion for absolute governance. With a lack of opposition and copious volume of citizens at disposal, it has produced impressions and stances throughout the literary species. The Dystopia, has profoundly transfigured the social and political fronts, in conjunction with the public perception of political and social rivalry. Allowing the envisioning of a state that holds absolute governance upon the public mentality and the liberties we often overlook. It is the dystopia which has truly extended the boundaries of modern literature and doused it with the horrific and diabolical themes of mind control and pervasive means of surveillance. A literary model bent on a probable ideal for the near future. An ideal which shall foresee the international community bound by a single state, a single totalitarian governance and the repressive stances of that governance. From the revolutionary words penned by Aldous Huxley in his 1931 dystopian novel, Brave New World, to the gripping tale portrayed by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty Four, a literary species was invented and the public perception endured a paradigm-shift in its approach to the political and social powers they fall under. The literary species always been a myriad of essays and treatises, but with the inception of a dystopia, a more central and particular theme is being propagated. With the administering of drugs, the application of surveillance, widespread promiscuity and the ascent of mind control technique, the dystopian state reinforces its repression and unifies all under a single bureaucratic and oppressive banner. The sociological front has found refuge in the model of the dystopian state, often making analogies and comparisons between the conflicts of more contemporary societies and the dystopia. Meanwhile, the viability and feasibility of a dystopian model by many of the critically minded theorists. One may gather that with the rise of repressive bureaucracies, a trigger of the critically minded and resistant will be pulled, giving birth to the death of that state. Since the armamentarium of the dystopia holds mind control as a specialty, those opposing literary men and theorists take their stand. The dystopia as a literary species becomes approachable from a multitude of angles. Some would see fit in examining the political facet of the species, while others may seek interest in the economic and social implications. Constricting the proximity and authority of the dystopia as a literary species is provocative of a dull and unexaminable effect. The dystopia will become merely a theme, than a more grandiose and prominent political and social model. Thus, it becomes paramount to maintain and continually produce the literary species so central to the specialty of literature, for when a species such as the dystopia come to rise, the sole savior will be the very literature that brought it to such a state of prominence...