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Tag Archive: autism

Apr 09 2013

Psychometrics: Using and Abusing

Look, SkepTech already has my favorite talk up! Stephanie talks about psychometry: the way we measure concepts in psychology. It’s the intersection of statistics and psych, and I dearly love it. I was particularly happy about her answers to questions about fMRI’s and [my question] what we should keep fixing in how we measure intelligence.

Dec 16 2012

You are Not His Mother

This is excerpted and edited from something I put on Facebook.  There is a horrible article going around. I am Adam Lanza’s Mother, it says.  It’s the story of a mother who has a mentally ill child. I live with a son who is mentally ill. I love my son. But he terrifies me. [...] …

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Jun 14 2012

Someone who moves like you

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Television has a huge impact on how we view the world and, perhaps more interestingly, how we view ourselves.  When Joe Biden said that Will & Grace had done more for gay marriage than anything else, it probably seemed like hyperbole, but the normalization of the Other often comes first in the form of simple inclusion. Now, …

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Jun 01 2010

Anti-Vaxers

Someone on my blogroll posted something anti-vaccine, citing the rise in autism cases as just one reason that we should “stop poisoning our bodies”.  As someone who wouldn’t be alive if not for the radical medical intervention of the 20th century, I’m incredibly skeptical of anyone who claims that we’re poisoning our bodies with drugs …

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