Letters to the Editor

On psychosis

“A man who believes he’s an alien from outer space and obsesses about getting his affairs in order before leaving planet Earth…is… psychotic.” Well stated, Phil Edmunds (CDT, 5/27).

I have been saying the same about those who have claimed to possess only maternal chromosomes, to scribble messages whispered by air in darkness and desolation, or to dream detailed instructions to build a seaworthy vessel housing a few million animals but neither bacteria nor plants. I have also been marveling that the transmittal of such psychosis orally and otherwise continues to rend humanity.

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, State College

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