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  •  That's your conspiracy theory (0+ / 0-)

    However, my diary isn't a conspiracy.

    Yes, I've always suspected pollution to be the cause, because pollution affects neurological functions.

    And yes, the study backs that up in terms of autism.

    Just because science backs up common sense, it's not a conspiracy against the fossil fuel industry, even though they'll usually thrown everything against the wall to make people believe it is.

    •  No one here is accusing you of being a conspiracy. (2+ / 0-)
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      chimpy, Mrs M

      Confirmation bias doesn't make a conspiracy.

      It does, however, make for bad argument and bad science.  So does vitriol, and so does assuming that everybody who disagrees with you is in cahoots with your enemies.

      •  I'm well aware of confimration bias (0+ / 0-)

        and what it is. Given that fact, I'd have to be conspiring to juice the study findings to support my views.

        But I'm not.

        Scientists who believe in evolution and then discover that evolution exists aren't guilty of a conspiracy either.

        Give it up. That's a big fail.

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