Something Smart I Heard Today (Read, Actually)

Posted March 7, 2009

Orac at Respectful Insolence responds to Jenny McCarthy’s statement in a recent interview.

McCarthy said:

Since the increase in the number of vaccinations, there has been an increase in autism. I can understand why the other side won’t admit to it, because they’re afraid of all of these deadly diseases coming back and people not vaccinating [their children]. But right now, you’ve got a 1 in 84 chance of a boy having autism. Those numbers, to me, are a lot scarier than my kid getting the chicken pox.

Orac wrote:

We’ve had an enormous increase in the use of the Internet since the early 1990s. Hey, maybe Internet use causes autism!

Hey. Maybe you’ve both got it backwards. Maybe autism causes technological advancement… Did anyone ever think of that? Hmmmmmm? Didja?

Or maybe autism causes population growth? Or television sales?

1 Comment

Alex on March 12th, 2009 at 09:18

The world will be a majority autistic in the future due to the lack of human interaction we all partake in, even when we’re shoulder-to-shoulder crowded.

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