Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Giving Credit Where It is Due


Someone else came up with a diversity-autism theory several years ago, albeit somewhat different from my theory and without speculation of mechanism (apart from "pesticides").  I don't know if there is evidence of "sub-racial" mixing leading to increased autism (other than anecdotal evidence); however, on this blog we have already looked at evidence that mixed-race (at the continental level) individuals have higher autism rates.

Also, James Bowery has to be given credit for pointing out interesting correlations between autism rates in certain populations (e.g., Finns) and exposure to South Asians, although he favored an infectious pathogen theory for the mechanism, while I favor the amygdala and neural networks.