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Theodore A. Hoppe

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Is autism, or some types of autism, an evolutionary effect.

This is an uninformed notion I have had, and this is the first time I have found support for it.
Toward the end of this TED talk Enriquez provides some numbers on the rate at which autism has increased in a decade, 78%.

He says, "We are trying to take in as much information in a day as people use to take in in a lifetime."
Is autism a rapid evolution of the brain?

Topics: autism evolution
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    Jun 4 2012: I think our lifestyles and adaptations of technology will have a big impact on how we evolve, and how fast we evolve. Technology is evolving much faster than us, and maybe it will encourage our own biology to keep up, and adapt to the rapid changes happening around us.

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