Respectful Insolence

Archives for November 5, 2008

Piling on the “rain man” autism study…

…is Joseph at Autism Natural Variation. It turns out that he can’t find the correlation between precipitation levels and autism diagnoses that Waldman et al study; he too points out that urbanicity was not controlled for; and he even thinks a bit of cherry picking may have occurred. Meanwhile, Steve Novella is a bit less…

Rain man? Or: Does rainfall cause autism?

I guess Barack Obama’s mad hypnotic powers worked. One non-political thing that this election has reminded me of is that when you’ve been blogging as long as I have (nearly four years now–almost as long as a Presidential term!–assuming you’re good and have found a niche in the blogosphere, you can become one of the…