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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 04:46 PM
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56. So, essentially a mass confirmation bias?
Edited on Thu Jan-07-10 04:47 PM by Zhade
I can see that.

It certainly isn't any of the woowoo bullshit the anti-vaxxers allege.

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  -Autism 'Clusters' Linked To Parents' Education Freddie Stubbs  Jan-06-10 03:31 PM   #0 
  - Oh THIS is gonna be good. Nt  xchrom   Jan-06-10 03:36 PM   #1 
  - Older Mothers??? perhaps more than education????  OHdem10   Jan-06-10 03:37 PM   #2 
  - no, my son has it and I had him in my early 20's  cutlassmama   Jan-06-10 03:38 PM   #3 
  - Do you honestly think that ONLY older mothers is what was meant? Really? Really really?  ret5hd   Jan-06-10 04:28 PM   #15 
  - I think paternal age is a greater factor in autism than maternal age is. n/t  girl gone mad   Jan-06-10 04:12 PM   #14 
  - Interesting Concept...  David in Canada   Jan-07-10 12:22 AM   #25 
  - I've Seen That  NashVegas   Jan-07-10 04:42 AM   #32 
  - The conclusion is that older, better educated parents seek diagnosis/ treatment  Lorien   Jan-06-10 08:50 PM   #24 
  - ...  Soylent Brice   Jan-06-10 03:45 PM   #4 
  - Higher education, more money, more diagnoses overall. Not for every specific case, but  uppityperson   Jan-06-10 03:46 PM   #5 
  - yup, likely an artifact of diagnosis....  mike_c   Jan-06-10 03:48 PM   #6 
  - This seems unscientific somehow.  bemildred   Jan-06-10 03:50 PM   #7 
  - Huh?  ohheckyeah   Jan-06-10 03:52 PM   #8 
  - People with the money to access better education also have access to other luxuries.  Ian David   Jan-06-10 04:04 PM   #9 
  - Sometimes a little education makes someone seem dumber  jeff47   Jan-06-10 04:53 PM   #17 
  - And there may be one other factor too  zeemike   Jan-06-10 05:06 PM   #18 
     - That has already been discredited at too high a price. n/t  Ian David   Jan-06-10 05:30 PM   #20 
     - The hypothetical link has been extensively and repeatedly disproven  Spider Jerusalem   Jan-07-10 01:11 AM   #28 
        - I have no doubt that is has.  zeemike   Jan-07-10 05:45 AM   #35 
           - vaccines are not, and have never been, 'huge profit' centers for drug makers  Lance_Boyle   Jan-07-10 09:59 AM   #42 
           - Well thanks for that information  zeemike   Jan-07-10 05:38 PM   #60 
           - This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard  AngryAmish   Jan-07-10 11:40 AM   #47 
  - not sure if that's a real or rhetorical question...  mike_c   Jan-06-10 04:04 PM   #10 
  - that's not really what was said. n/t  ohheckyeah   Jan-07-10 01:35 AM   #29 
  - There is a theory that the widespread higher education of women  AngryAmish   Jan-07-10 11:39 AM   #46 
  - I can see that. I pushed and pushed against my uncooperative ex, and eventually got a diagnosis  HughMoran   Jan-06-10 04:05 PM   #11 
  - Jenny McCarthy has an education?  tinrobot   Jan-06-10 04:06 PM   #12 
  - Her kid was cured she doesn't count.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-07-10 04:31 PM   #54 
  - hear that ladies -- it's all in your over-educated heads. yer kids are fiiiine.  nashville_brook   Jan-06-10 04:07 PM   #13 
  - I'll bet you are as intelligent as you seem.  ret5hd   Jan-06-10 04:37 PM   #16 
     - oh -- fluff off with your "bless your heart" crap -- i'm tired of being told  nashville_brook   Jan-06-10 05:22 PM   #19 
        - .  ret5hd   Jan-06-10 05:37 PM   #21 
        - There is no "spike in autism"  Odin2005   Jan-07-10 08:19 AM   #39 
        - So, essentially a mass confirmation bias?  Zhade   Jan-07-10 04:46 PM   #56 
           - Yup.  Odin2005   Jan-07-10 04:53 PM   #57 
        - Bless your heart, that is so cute.  AngryAmish   Jan-07-10 11:41 AM   #48 
  - in one second, I could see that it was not a cause and probably a matter of diagnosis  demigoddess   Jan-06-10 06:20 PM   #22 
  - Crap "science"  KT2000   Jan-06-10 08:47 PM   #23 
  - Another possibility?  David in Canada   Jan-07-10 12:30 AM   #27 
  - What a great point!  KT2000   Jan-07-10 02:21 AM   #30 
  - Yes, It Has  NashVegas   Jan-07-10 04:44 AM   #33 
  - That certainly explains my family tree full of odd people.  hunter   Jan-07-10 10:22 AM   #43 
  - Many people on the spectrum cluster in some professions, and some companies have recognized that  AlienGirl   Jan-07-10 01:04 PM   #51 
  - I have to disagree.  wickerwoman   Jan-07-10 02:43 AM   #31 
  - You said it much nicer than i would have. thnx.  ret5hd   Jan-07-10 06:09 AM   #36 
  - This would make an  KT2000   Jan-07-10 02:09 PM   #53 
  - you do know that some rich people do live on landfills and newar power plants etc  vadawg   Jan-07-10 11:48 PM   #65 
     - I'm not talking about "some", I'm talking about statistical averages.  wickerwoman   Jan-08-10 12:45 AM   #69 
        - Accurate exposure testing  KT2000   Jan-08-10 01:16 AM   #71 
  - Last paragraph = Logic fail.  Odin2005   Jan-07-10 08:21 AM   #40 
  - You may want to  KT2000   Jan-07-10 01:55 PM   #52 
     -'re lying or woefully misinformed  jeff47   Jan-07-10 05:56 PM   #61 
        - I did make a mistake  KT2000   Jan-07-10 11:39 PM   #64 
  - Yes executives of chemical companies are exposed to far more chemicals than plant workers.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-07-10 04:33 PM   #55 
  - The answers to exposures  KT2000   Jan-07-10 11:57 PM   #66 
     - That's a whole lot of mays compared to your original statement.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-08-10 12:27 AM   #68 
        - I post on this issue  KT2000   Jan-08-10 01:04 AM   #70 
  - Or it could be just what the scientists in the article think:  Nevernose   Jan-07-10 06:04 PM   #63 
  - Yes - but if you will note  KT2000   Jan-08-10 01:22 AM   #72 
  - and they drink more plastic bottled water  AlphaCentauri   Jan-08-10 12:05 AM   #67 
  - This isn't a newstory, it's a scientific literacy test.  Psephos   Jan-07-10 12:24 AM   #26 
  - health care at the level to diagnose autism  rampart   Jan-07-10 05:33 AM   #34 
  - I would say that group just tends to have the means for more frequent diagnosis  Tailormyst   Jan-07-10 07:50 AM   #37 
  - How long before the Pro-Cure Woo-Woo Bigots come and...  Odin2005   Jan-07-10 08:17 AM   #38 
  - #23 doesn't count? n/t  Realityhack   Jan-07-10 09:42 AM   #41 
  - The educated ones that make sure they get all their vaccines when child is one day old.  goforit   Jan-07-10 11:18 AM   #44 
  - The educated ones also don't blindy inject whatever their doctor says to. (nt)  jeff47   Jan-07-10 06:00 PM   #62 
  - So what I take away from this study is...  Javaman   Jan-07-10 11:24 AM   #45 
  - Bad day for Jenny McCarthy /nt  Bragi   Jan-07-10 11:46 AM   #49 
  - The very highly educated people I know do have kids with Aspergers and  Zoeisright   Jan-07-10 12:01 PM   #50 
  - People with good health insurance get better health care.  TexasObserver   Jan-07-10 05:22 PM   #58 
  - I would think older is correlated with both more education and whiteness so  yellowcanine   Jan-07-10 05:26 PM   #59 

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