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DDT and Autism
 Maternal exposure to DDT residue raises the risk of autism in children.

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fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 25th, 2018 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
My hypothesis for what this means: autistic kids are hardier than non-autistic kids, we survive DDT exposure where the others don't.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 25th, 2018 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm picturing a mad scientist whose evil plan is to expose everyone to DDT with the goal of making more autistic kids, because he's sick of allistics ruling the world.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 25th, 2018 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

O_O

Well that's creepy.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 25th, 2018 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: O_O

I'd be opposed to poisoning people, but a world of nothing but autistic people sounds appealing.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 25th, 2018 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: O_O

I can imagine it, but I don't think it would be any better than what we have now. A species with more diversity tends to outcompete those with less.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 25th, 2018 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: O_O

The Ah'Koi Bahnis of Traipah have things reversed. By human standards, most AKB are autistic. There's a condition among them that makes people with the condition behave like non-autistic people. It's their version of autism.
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