The immediate cause of Thorson’s death is most likely exposure and dehydration. But I believe that a full investigation will show that the deeper causes involve cultish religious fanaticism, untreated psychosis, and the gross negligence, incompetence, and obstructionism of the Board of Directors of a neo-Buddhist retreat centre called Diamond Mountain University, headed by its founder and spiritual director, Michael Roach.
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Acute dehydration caused by diarrhoea is one of the most common causes of death amongst children in low and middle-income countries. A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet now shows that almost half a ... Read Post