reply to post by maddog3n8
Your arrogance is truly through the roof.
Do you even bother to self regulate when you write? To not go overboard with your insults? To wonder whether you're even being fair?
Lets simplify this conversation and move away from the ad hominems.
There's a study on lab mice showing that overstimulation of the micro hairs in the inner ear prematurely closes the BDNF processes leading to
These studies were conducted by the leading researcher on neuroplasticity Michael Merzenich.
As I mentioned before, I am not denying the role of chemicals in our foods, or in our vaccines, that may contribute to the formation of autism. What I
am contending is that to assume as much as you're assuming (yet you amazingly mention occams razor, yet apparently dont know how to use it), such as:
1) there is only one explanation for autism, chemicals in vaccines 2) these chemicals were deliberately put there 3) Penn and Teller are being paid by
pharmaceutical execs, is irrational.
I don't want to offend your clearly very large ego, but bear with me. Occams razor implies the theory of probability. If two things are suggested as
explanations, the one that is more probable (based on previous evidence), according to occams razor, the more probable explanation is the more logical
solution. This is because what is more probable requires less assumptions of unknowns. So, in the case of Penn and Teller, two relatively educated
atheists, skeptics, who share their views on just about anything and seem to be very opinionated - what is more likely, that they are simply giving
another of their opinions, expressing yet again their skepticism, or, as you suggest, that the pharmaceutical companies are in contact with them, and
to boot, bribing them with money.
The irrationality of your thinking is obvious to anyone with a good education.
How you can read up on the research of Simon Baron Cohen, Michael Merzenich, understand alternative explanations, deny the hard science those
explanations are founded upon, in favor of your own tendentious preference, is inane.
Read this article, since clearly you're not satisfied with my explanation of how the premature closing of BDNF during early development interrupts
normal brain development, and thus, helps explain the formation of autism.
edit on 28-3-2013 by dontreally because: (no reason given)