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  •  No, you don't. (5+ / 0-)

    This is a very small study, interesting, not definitive. Science is about asking questions. People here are asking a lot of interesting questions about the study to poke at what it might have considered or not considered. That is what the study is for.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 03:10:44 PM PST

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    •  It's not that small (0+ / 0-)

      It's a responsible study.

      And very few things are 100% definitive.

      There's a certain amount of sociopathy involved in people being in denial when it comes to childrens' brain disorders in the face of real evidence.

      People aren't asking interesting questions. They're making up ridiculous reasons to remain in denial, like smart parents choosing to live along highways (which doesn't happen) or accepting the relationship between asthma and pollution based on the same kinds of studies, but not autism.

      It's just hypocrisy and people arguing a point their stuck to because to admit they're wrong (and ridiculous) would give them a sad. It's the opposite of interesting.

      •  Yes, few things are 100% definitive. Yet you're (0+ / 0-)

        acting as if this study is. It is fairly small as far as population studies go. AOR of 2 is significant but not particularly large. And it makes no claims of causation, just of correlation.

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