Thursday, May 22, 2008

Six Things That Don't Cause Autism

The internet seems to teem nowadays with wacky claims about links between vaccinations and autism. What do actual doctors have to say about this?

I offer for your consideration the alpha and the omega of medical blogs on this topic: the always excellent Science-Based Medicine, which gives all the details one would ever want to know on the topic, and the differently-excellent Crap-Based Medicine, which cuts right to the chase:
Q: Do vaccines cause autism?

A: No. Total crap. And while we’re at it, here are five more things that don’t cause autism:

1. Pirates

2. iPods

3. Television

4. Gnomes

5. Jesus

It's hard to improve on this masterly summary, but I will add one more item to the list:
6. Radiologists


Vijay said...

LOL. Love your addition.

Zoo Knudsen said...

He may not cause autism but he certainly is responsible for whole mess of people walking around with functional anencephaly.