Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Does TV Cause Attention Deficit Dis....Hey! A Birdie!!!! 

The big news this week, besides more evidence that Iraq is full of barbarians who deserve to be wiped off the face of the Earth (not ALL Iraqis! No one accuse me of advocating Genocide!) is that Television may cause Attention Deficit Disorder in children.

The talking heads are having a field day. This is junk science, but since it backs up certain existing preconceptions, commentators both liberal and conservative have endorsed it.

I don't mind the liberals doing this much, because I don't expect any better of them. If a study endorses something they want to believe, they immediately declare it Gospel, and accuse anyone of questioning it of bigotry and ignorance. Examples include the theories of Global Warming, Second Hand Smoke causing Cancer, and the alleged addictiveness of fast food.

However, I would expect better of Conservatives. First of all, there is still many questions concerning the very existence of ADD. One cannot find any evidence of this disease when an inflicted child's brain is scanned, and more often than not, the disease is diagnosed by educators, not medical, psychological, or psychiatric professionals.

How long until the Liberals decide we need to tax television to avoid the spread of ADD? Its in the works people. I gaurantee it.

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