"It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness"

About

July 19th, 2007

This ‘blog  aspires to be a science-based alternative to the dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of fantasy-based ‘blogs about the cause(s) and treatment(s) of autism. Along the way, it will also include occasional posts about critical thinking and how to read and interpret the scientific literature.

The author/editor/staff (”Prometheus”) is a parent of a disabled child who is/was labeled “autistic”.  Between diagnosis and today, Prometheus has gone  through all of the Kubler-Ross stages from Denial to Acceptance. At one time a vocal proponent of DAN!-style “biomedical/alternative” treatments for autism (the “Anger” and “Bargaining” stages), Prometheus has reached a point of (semi-) rational acceptance of reality.

Prometheus has had a long association with biological and medical research and is currently a researcher in molecular biology and microbial ecology at a university somewhere in the United States.

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