After Monday’s post, I received the following tweet from Dr. Huda:
“Dear @BigPhilHickey I find debates over Twitter r largely pointless I am (slowly) writing a book outlining my views”
To which I reply:
- I never suggested a debate over Twitter. In fact, I stated very clearly that “… Twitter, while an excellent medium for certain kinds of communication, is not a suitable vehicle for serious debate.”
- This entire matter was started by Dr. Huda’s assertion on Twitter that I hate psychiatry, and that I get its concepts wrong.
- In response, I invited Dr. Huda “… to critique any of my writings – to set out which of psychiatry’s concepts I ‘get wrong’, and to point out the flaws in my analysis.”
I also made the point that Dr. Huda’s original tweet was a way of avoiding the issues. Today’s follow-up tweet strikes me as more of the same.
So, at the risk of laboring the point, let me make myself perfectly clear. I am inviting – indeed encouraging – Dr. Huda to critique any of my writings. They can be found at Behaviorism and Mental Health. He may write his critique anywhere he chooses, and if he will let me know where it can be found, I promise to reply.