Is autism caused by immigration?

This study of autism finds that the incidence of autism is much higher in populations that have been isolated from humanity for longer periods of time and that are newly exposed to immigrations. The researcher suggests that autistic children lack a defense against a psychological sexual competition tactic that evolved in the rest of humanity that effectively “castrates” its victims. What is interesting to me here is the notion that immigration spreads not only biological diseases (e.g. smallpox) to populations that haven’t evolved an immunity, but also perhaps psycholoogical/memtic ones. If this thesis is correct, perhaps it is as dangerous to have unsafe conversations with people as it is to have unsafe sex. Maybe there is such a thing as the killer joke…

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