“They write a study about a link between pesticides and ADHD. I observe that the link isn’t the point; the point is to provide another half inch to the stack of “studies about ADHD” so you never question the diagnosis itself.”
“But it matters what you call things. If this were true, then it is only saying that some people (who have deficiency of the enzyme) are more sensitive to organophosphate toxicity. You could even go so far as to say that those symptoms look exactly like ADHD– but they’re not ADHD, they are still pesticide poisoning. You would actually have to go back and say that some kids were misdiagnosed as having ADHD, but they really had pesticide poisoning.”
what matters is the dialectic.