Friday 8 September 2006

the "Autism Epidemics" Scare is back

10 years ago, a supposed Autism Epidemics was blamed on peanut butter, mercury in vaccines, drugs, asbestos, television (or whatever you're mad at) ; today, claims of an autism epidemics are back, more solidly grounded. An Israeli study disclosed this week reveals that father's age increases the risk for autism.


Ségolène Royal on "naive morality"

The favorite candidate for the french socialist presidential primary elections, Ségolène Royal, talked a few days ago about the value of “naive morality”. Is she aware of psychological works on “naive theories” arguing that we have innately prepared intuitions about physical objects, numbers, other people’s psychology or morality ?


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