"To generalize is to be an idiot; to particularize is alone distinction of merit."
A New York Times article reminds us of the distinction between complicated and complex, and our tendency to mistake the latter for the former. Complicated is a list of 10,000 instructions that must be followed to the letter; complex is a system so intricate that one can only hope to guide and shape its overall outline, not master or control its every detail.
David Barash shows how science neglects individuality in favor of generalizations.
Consciousness and its myriad maladies are instances of complex particularity. Psychiatry is therefore hubristic and diagnosis is stupid, but human beings have a need for these things.