Comments on Peer 2: Poeasia’s Blog post
Poeasia appears surprised on how easy it was to become a certifieddoctor in the 19th century than it is today. According toPoeasia, any person who believed that he or she had a healing powerwas required to sign papers to become certified doctor. While theargument presented by Poeasia cannot be dismissed, it lackssubstantiated reference with specific illustrations, I believe anyonecalling himself or herself a doctor had some level of experience orknowledge. It is true that the profession of ‘doctor’ was not asclassy as it is today however, Poeasia forgets that the 19thcentury was an era of great scientific revolution leading to moreadvancement in the field of medicine. Possibly, this advancement wasinspired by the ‘false doctors’ as Poeasia imagines. As such,Poeasia should not be surprised because even non-trained traditionalhealers were known as doctors.
On Freud’s theories, I concur with Poeasia that Freud’s method ofhealing people by helping them understand their emotions waseffective. Emotions are better released than repressed. I also agreewith the author that celibacy is viewed suspiciously today than itwas in earlier times. Poeasia argues that this is because many upheldcelibacy as spiritual wellness but things have changed. I agree withPoeasia that the changed view of celibacy is as a result of increasedimmorality particularly by individuals practicing celibacy. It isthus true that most people who practice celibacy today are viewedsuspiciously chastity and celibacy are no longer cherished virtues.
Comments on Peer 1: Brenna’s Blog Post Freud’s Theories
It is indeed true that Freud’s theories of sex are more fascinatingthan other theories however, they are not as unconventional asBrenna opines. I find Brenna’s article self-contradicting byarguing that Freud’s theories are farfetched but later supportstheir relevance application in real life. Nonetheless, I believe thatFreud’s theories were well researched and based on observedphenomena. In part, as Brenna later argues if one assesses Freud’stheories especially on human behavior, there is some sense ofreality. I also believe that the way a child is trained to controlhis or her bowel moments has an impact on the overall individualneatness later in life. I also concur with Brenna that Freud’sOedipus complex is indeed present in the modern society. It is notrare to find mothers having strong bonds with their sons thandaughters, the same thing with fathers and daughters. To this end,Freud’s sex theories are indeed true, real and applicable in modernsituations. As such, Brenna’s arguments that Freud’s theorieswere farfetched are in itself demeaning Freud had done criticalobservation research.