Autism's False Prophets

“McCarthy trumped science with personal anecdote. (“My science is Evan, and he’s at home. That’s my science.”) Had any of these tele vision hosts chosen to have autism experts on their show, these experts would have had to argue against a mother’s personal, emotional story with statistics showing she was wrong—a nearly impossible task. The closest any of these shows came to including an expert was when Oprah Winfrey read a statement provided by the CDC. Unfortunately, the CDC—represented as a faceless, distant organization, not a caring person—didn’t stand a chance. ”

Autism’s False Prophets, found via a comment on the Oprah finally





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