Enzo, what's your point?? You are blabbering about Court "experts" on cults. To what end? What makes you think these " experts " give a good goddamn about cults, or stopping them?
You are judging the "construction contractor" because he is not an "certified architect". Do you catch my drift?? Steve Hassan is saying what "IS". There is a difference between a recently graduated architect, or one who only draws, and a real world Technician who knows what "works". Think of your architect as a "concept" man, like a fashion designer. Then you have someone who actually knows what normal people will buy and wear. There are lots of neat and tidy scientific ideas and phrases that fit into a neat little package. Then you have reality, which is seldom tidy because the rubber has to meet the road.
Just because Court Expert so-and-so, went to Such- and -such University, it doesn't mean they have any real world experience.
You can call something pseudo-science if you want to. It doesn't make it so, it can simply mean that "expert" Scientists are not really that interested in something at the moment. Sometimes one "expert" will dismiss something off-hand and his acolytes run with the football for years, all because Proffessor McKnowitall said so. One court "expert" does not de-bunk advice and observations from someone who has been in the belly of the beast.