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Diamonddavej
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30 Jan 2006, 8:00 am

From the BBC website…

Highly analytical couples, such as scientists, may be more likely to produce children with autism, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, of the University of Cambridge, has argued.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4661402.stm

Professor Baron-Cohen said the rise in autism may be linked to the fact that it has become easier for systemizers to meet each other, with the advent of international conferences, greater job opportunities and more women working in these fields.

Much the same as the Wired Magazine article regarding Silicon Valley a few years ago.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12 ... rs_pr.html

The difference is that there is now good statistical support for the hypothesis, that autism maybe increasing because systemizers are marrying each other more often.

Cool! In a few centuries time there we will be in the majority and there will be only a few people with (OSPD) Over Social Personality Disorder.



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30 Jan 2006, 9:37 am

Diamonddavej wrote:
From the BBC website…

Highly analytical couples, such as scientists, may be more likely to produce children with autism, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, of the University of Cambridge, has argued.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4661402.stm

Professor Baron-Cohen said the rise in autism may be linked to the fact that it has become easier for systemizers to meet each other, with the advent of international conferences, greater job opportunities and more women working in these fields.

Much the same as the Wired Magazine article regarding Silicon Valley a few years ago.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12 ... rs_pr.html

The difference is that there is now good statistical support for the hypothesis, that autism maybe increasing because systemizers are marrying each other more often.

Cool! In a few centuries time there we will be in the majority and there will be only a few people with (OSPD) Over Social Personality Disorder.


This surports my own theorys on this sort of thing that its almost like a evolution the differences with AS. Or though your the first to agree with me on this so far. AS is not a disablity :D (in most cases). Or though Autism is :(


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30 Jan 2006, 4:32 pm

For the SlashDot users out there: http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl? ... /30/129205



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01 Feb 2006, 12:37 pm

This to Me maybe over My head but could be true in the end. Though I would like to know what would be the percentages of this happening Myself. Is there any?


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