August 18, 2005

Autism: Thinking the Unthinkable

"To cling to a purely genetic explanation of autism is a desperate attempt to maintain the illusion that one lives in a comfortable and rational world where new chemicals and technologies always mean progress, experts are always objective and thorough, corporations are honest, and authorities can be trusted. That human actions rather than genetics, might be responsible for compromising the health of a significant proportion of a whole generation is so painful as to be, for many, unthinkable."

Martha Herbert, MD PhD
Harvard School of Medicine

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