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Possible environmental causes of Asperger's
The search for environmental triggers has been mostly focused on trying to find a cause for a rapid increase in the alleged increase in autism in recent decades. The prevalence increase would appear to implicate recent changes in human lifestyle, but there is considerable disagreement as to whether the number of cases is actually increasing. Research has focused on possibilities such as:
• Infectious disease
• Heavy metal toxicity
• Certain vaccinations
• Perinatal factors
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by buddha
Autism didnt suddenly appear in 1943, it was only identified.
Again, prior to that time these people were simply thought to be "not right in the head" by their families. The discussion of mental disorder or disease was pretty much non existent save for some parts of the medical communities where it was either a) for the elite, b) barely in the infancy of research or c) horribly misunderstood.
Look up the time child abuse. It didn't even become a thing until the 60s and 70s. Prior to that people didn't believe that parents were capable of physically or sexually abusing their own children. That didn't mean that child abuse or autism didn't just suddenly start happening in the mid 20th century.
Originally posted by Another_Nut
Jacob Barrett ,the math kid . He convinced me autism may be the next step. If you can find your way out.
You can see him see in 4 dimensions. Its incredible. But he admits he was getting lost in his own mind at a VERY young age.
If we can harness the power of some autism then we could use it to become mental superhumans. Imo.