More By Dr. Brad Bowins

Brad Bowin's Blog

Posts by Dr. Brad Bowins pertaining to his books, theoretical research, photography, and travel.

The Centre for Theoretical Research In Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology

Support for psychiatry and clinical psychology theory development — Promoting the benefits of theoretical research, providing guidelines, and personalized assistance in developing theories (for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, professionals in related disciplines, and trainees in these areas).

Photography and Travel Articles

I believe that paradise is a state of mind and not a place, but there are some places that certainly inspire a special state of mind. As it turns out many of the truly spectacular destinations happen to be where two of my favorite activities—scuba diving and skiing—are located. So when I’m away there is a good chance that I can be found either under water or in the mountains.
Though the mountains might seem to be the place for flight, where eagles dare, the closest a human can actually get to flying is scuba diving. Soaring over the edge of an undersea wall and looking into the depths is an experience of a lifetime if you have ever dreamed of natural flight. Equally exhilarating is flying down a powder ski run on a day so sunny and clear that all the striking mountain scenery reveals itself.
The locations, experiences, and natural sights inspired me to such an extent that an interest in photography and travel writing quickly took hold and progressed over the years. This site is designed to make both my photography and travel articles accessible. I welcome newcomers and invite all to share in these experiences.

Cosmology

By way of introduction to this cosmology site, I am Dr. Brad Bowins, a psychiatrist, researcher, and founder of the Centre For Theoretical Research In Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology (psychiatrytheory.com). You might well be wondering how my background relates to cosmology? There are three reasons:
The first part of this answer is that researchers interested in theory tend to be curious, and for me it is a driving force. Consistent with my nature, I am very curious about the nature of the cosmos (cosmology).
The second reason is that theoretical research requires a very broad knowledge base to produce theories having any reasonable likelihood of discovering the truth, the ultimate goal of science. A quick look at my peer-reviewed publications under Other Writings, demonstrates that my research is very diverse and cross-discipline, enabling the theories to represent a “best of fit” with the available information. This cross-discipline approach includes physics concepts, such as how entropy likely contributes to the decline of human specific cognition (negative symptoms) in schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. Hence, although I am not a physicist, I do have some familiarity with the fascinating concepts generated by this discipline.
The third reason is that in reviewing cosmology theories it became apparent that biological processes are completely ignored, often being viewed as a “fluke,” or even worse, “chemical scum.” My background in life sciences and research triggered the unique insight that the nature of biological systems, namely interconnectedness, interdependence, and symbiosis, actually reveals much about the nature of the cosmos. From this very different angle, the primary theory arose, followed by additional concepts (see the pdfs available below).
I fully acknowledge that the concepts are speculative, as with all other such theories. In addition to hoping that they are accurate revealing the true nature of the cosmos (what researcher does not?), it is my desire that they will encourage other theorists to appreciate the potential contribution of biological systems to cosmology, and also stimulate lively debate among the curious. 

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