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    I think it makes sense not to "balance" material with something clearly not accepted in the field, but I do think there's a responsibility, especially in intro-level classes, to at least mention opposing views if they have significant support in the field, as with many open questions.  For example, if you were to take the position that depression is merely a matter of brain chemicals and properly treated by antidepressants, it would make sense to also at least mention the large body of research on the efficacy of cognitive therapy, and mention that there are many in the field who might disagree with your viewpoint.

    "See a world of tanks, ruled by a world of banks." —Sol Invictus

    by Delirium on Mon May 23, 2005 at 07:18:39 AM PDT

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