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Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds -
A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an "elaborate fraud" that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.
medicine  vaccine  health  autism  fraud  science 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Observations: People with Asperger's less likely to see purpose behind the events in their lives
These results support the idea that seeing purpose behind life events is a result of our mind’s focus on social thinking. People whose social cognition is impaired—those with Asperger’s, in this case—are less likely to see the events in their lives as having happened for a reason.
psychology  philosophy  perception  story-telling  autism  aspergers  teleology  explanation 
june 2010 by tsuomela
BBC News - MMR doctor struck from register
The doctor who first suggested a link between MMR vaccinations and autism is to be struck off the medical register.
medicine  science  vaccination  sts  ethics  autism  research  denial  fraud 
may 2010 by tsuomela

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