Why Hasn't Science Figured this Out?

I address this question in some detail in the ‘My Theory – In Detail’ section of this webpage. However, it is a question that comes up over and over again when I discuss my theory of autism with just about anyone. People are pretty confounded by the fact that I have the audacity to claim I have figured out how autism works when science is generally so mystified by how the condition works. People just can’t comprehend how an individual with no formal scientific training could possibly accomplish that which tens of thousands of scientists and researchers working in loose coordination have not been able to do.

Now, I am not saying that I am completely correct. It is certainly possible I am completely wrong, concocting a theory that plays into my biases and prejudices and just missing the reality of what is happening in autism. Or, I may be partially correct, seeing part of the reality and missing other pieces of it. My best guess is that I am mostly right. Others will have to judge that. However, I think there are legitimate bases for believing that it is logically possible that I, or another lay person working independently of the scientific mainstream, could create an accurate theory of autism and that science could have failed to see the same reality because of limitations in how science is practiced in westernized societies. This position is supported by numerous points...

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