Michael Stuart Kelly Posted April 9, 2017 Share Posted April 9, 2017 22 minutes ago, Brant Gaede said: The idea wrong education can cause autism seems completely nonsensical to me. Brant, It's a Lamarckian view of evolution. Instead of life forms adapting and passing on offspring, the Lamarckian believes species engineer it through specific actions. Thus a giraffe has a long neck because lots of giraffes stretched their necks to get at food in tree tops. There may be some element of truth in this in the mix, but evolution is way more complicated. In my understanding of Greg's idea, as government education leads people to think in certain ways, it changes their brains and somehow alters their genes. Then they pass those genes off to their offspring. Thus we now have the current outbreak of autism among the young. The healthy minds of the parents got deformed, and now they are passing off unhealthy minds to their children. It would be wonderful if evolution worked that quickly, but it doesn't. You only get results within that kind of time frame in laboratories with physical splicing and reassembling and grafting of genes and gene parts. Species alone this would need many centuries. Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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