Articles by David Rowland
David Rowland is the foremost expert in holistic nutrition, author of 12 highly acclaimed health publications, innovator and publisher of Nutritiapedia®, creator of NutriBody® assessment, founder of The Canadian Nutrition Institute and the Edison Institute of Nutrition.
A NEED TO REDEFINE AUTISM
Currently, one in 59 children (1.7%) are being diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During the 1960s, one in 250 (0.4%) were diagnosed with autism. This apparent 420% increase in reported cases is largely due to misdiagnoses occasioned by changing criteria. Phenotype diagnosing has been abandoned in favor of ticking off symptoms on a checklist with minimal understanding of cause and effect. Dissimilar conditions are now being included under a broad ASD umbrella category. This study explains the unique neurophysiological cause of autism, redefines autism in terms of this unique cause, and provides differential diagnostic criteria plus a litmus test that enables you to know for certain if someone suspected of being autistic has been correctly diagnosed.
A NEW DIRECTION FOR AUTISM
At first glance, autism prevalence appears to have increased from 0.62 percent in 2012 to 1.85% in 2020.However, during this same
8-year period there has been no reported increase in prevalence for any of the other disorders listed in the DSM-5. This threefold increase in autism diagnoses coincides with the 2013 creation of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) umbrella category under which are now included a range of confusingly dissimilar conditions. It thus appears that two-thirds of those who have been diagnosed with ASD may not be autistic. If so, then recent research into the genetic causes and risks for autism may be questionable. There is no way of knowing if the correlations researchers are finding are to autism or to other conditions.
An Infinite Universe
The alleged big bang never happened. That the universe could have begun from any kind of singularity is both logically impossible and scientifically indefensible [1, 2].
The universe is defined as everything which exists. It is not possible for any cause to pre-exist existence. There is no point in time at which time began. Time is in the universe; the universe is not in time [1, 2].
AUTISM AS AN INTELLECTUAL LENS
Autism, from the Greek word meaning self, was coined in 1911 by Swiss psychiatrist, Eugen Bleuler, who used it to describe withdrawal into one’s inner world . Autistic children appear to be in a world of their own, isolated and alone, with senses that can overload easily. There is a recently coined word for autism in the Maori language: “takiwātanga”. It means “in his/her own space” .
Cosmic Microwave Background is Electromagnetic Fog
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is believed to be the residual effect of an alleged primordial explosion and as such
is the only evidence supporting the big bang hypothesis. However, precise measurements by the Cosmic Background Explorer
satellite (COBE) indicate that the CMB is blackbody radiation most probably caused by interstellar dust. The CMB is smooth and
looks the same in all directions for the same reason that a fog looks smooth and uniform
Dark Matter Revealed
Dark matter is hypothetical matter that supposedly suffuses the entire universe and fills the dark spaces between stars and galaxies. Dark matter is inferred to exist only because of the presumed gravitational pull it appears to have on visible matter rather than from any intrinsic luminosity .
Originally known as the “missing mass”, dark matter’s supposed existence was first inferred by Fritz Zwicky, who in 1933 discovered that the mass of all the stars in the Coma cluster of galaxies provided only about one percent of the mass needed to keep the galaxies from escaping the cluster’s presumed gravitational pull .
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM A CAUSAL ANALYSIS
A diagnosis without knowing the cause is merely a label that creates the illusion of understanding. A comprehensive study in JAMA psychiatry strongly suggests that autism is being significantly over diagnosed . Autism now includes a spectrum of conditions of uncertain similarity because professionals are diagnosing by ticking off symptoms on a checklist. Having certain autistic traits is not the same as autism. This situation can be remedied by replacing symptom surveys with differential diagnosis, i.e., distinguishing a specific condition from others that have similar clinical features.
Discovery of Trauma Induced Autism - Three Case Reports and their Review
Autism is characterized by perpetual and unrelenting hyperfocus, the state of intense single-minded concentration fixated on one thing at a time to the exclusion of everything else, including one’s own feelings. Most cases of autism appear to be congenital in origin. This report opens the door to the possibility that some cases of autism may be caused by extreme trauma. Three subjects were examined whose documented autism was precipitated by a single event that was experienced as so horrific as to make life too painful to continue living. In each case, the brain instantly responded by permanently altering its neurophysiology so that the person never again experienced emotional pain. Instead of ending their painful lives, these people put an end to emotional pain in their lives – with the unfortunate consequence that they also ended their ability to receive pleasure.
Disproof of Spacetime and General Relativity
Four-dimensional (Minkowski) spacetime is a mathematical fiction that bears no relation to reality. Spacetime does not exist, does not curve, and does not interact with gravity. Because Einstein based his geometric theory of gravity (general relativity) entirely on this false foundation, GR is a fatally flawed theory. This article conclusively disproves both Minkowski spacetime and General Relativity.
How The Autistic Mind Functions
Autism can most clearly be understood from the inside looking out. Those who are looking in have no frame of reference by which to readily understand what it is they are observing. Autism is neither neurodevelopmental nor a disorder. It is simply an inherent neurophysiological difference in how the brain processes information. We who are autistic live in a specialized inner space that is entirely intellectual, free from emotional and social distractions. We observe the world in scholarly detail but without any emotional attachment to what we see.
Hubble's Failed Law
Hubble’s law, the statement that galaxies are moving away from Earth at velocities proportional to their distance, is considered the ultimate defining evidence supporting the hypothesis that the universe may be expanding. Because of false assumptions, faulty reasoning, and data that
may have been contrived, Hubble’s law is fatally flawed. Edwin Hubble made the unwarranted assumption that nebulae are accelerating away
from each other, then found the mathematics to prove his foregone conclusion.
Physics and Logic Often Conflict
Physics is the science that deals with the properties and interactions of matter and energy. Logic is the science of reasoning,
proof, and validity. Unfortunately, theoretical physics includes many hypotheses (suppositions) that fail the test of logic. This study exposes the multiple false assumptions, faulty reasoning, and mathematical oversights that invalidate eight currently accepted cosmological theories.
Autism is neither neurodevelopmental nor a disorder. It is simply an inherent neurophysiological difference in how the brain processes information. We who are autistic live in a specialized inner space that is entirely intellectual, free from emotional and social distractions. We observe the world in scholarly detail but without any emotional attachment to what we see. It may be time for the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to consider if autism should continue to be included in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Redefining Redshift as Attenuation
As light travels extreme distances through space, its frequency slowly diminishes (attenuates). We observe this phenomenon as a redshift, the tendency of visible light to drop toward the red end of the spectrum. Unfortunately, for over 100 years redshift has been misinterpreted as a Doppler effect, a fundamental error upon which have been built popular but misconceived cosmological theories. This study explains the true nature of redshift and provides a formula for estimating the rate at which light attenuates over extreme distances.
THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED: A Conclusive Argument
For over 100 years, the prevailing belief has been that the universe was created by a big bang singularity. Because of both logical and scientific errors, this speculative event could not possibly have happened.
The big bang idea has become firmly entrenched because of a fundamental scientific error compounded by faulty assumptions, presumptive reasoning, and miscalculations. When these oversights are corrected, we are left with zero evidence supporting any of the suppositions that (a) the universe began from a singularity, (b) galaxies are receding from each other, or (c) we are on a collision course with Andromeda.
The Elusive Higgs Boson Phantom
The Higgs boson is a hypothetical elementary massless particle that is presumed to have been the only original particle produced by the alleged big bang explosion. This boson instantaneously decomposed into mass bearing particles as it passed through an energy grid (Higgs field) that supposedly permeates all of space and is presumed to be scalar, i.e., having magnitude but no direction . In popular culture, the Higgs boson is often called the “God particle” because it is presumed to be the origin of mass in the universe.
The Implausibility of Gravitational Waves
Gravitational waves are alleged disturbances in the curvature of hypothetical 4-D spacetime that are presumed to transport gravitational energy in a manner akin to that of electromagnetic radiation. Unfortunately, four-dimensional spacetime is a mathematical fiction that does not exist, does not curve, does not interact with gravity, and does not generate gravitational waves.
THE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL CAUSE OF AUTISM
The current overly broad definition of autism has launched an epidemic of false diagnoses that include conditions of uncertain similarities. Professionals diagnose by ticking off symptoms on a subjective checklist that has no clear relation to causality. This study firmly establishes that autism has a singular neurophysiological cause that is responsible for all 52 of its documented traits, redefines autism in terms of this unique cause, and provides an objective litmus test whereby you can know for certain if someone suspected of being autistic has been correctly diagnosed.
Trauma Induced Autism - An Update
Autism is characterized by perpetual and unrelenting hyperfocus, the state of intense single-minded concentration fixated on one thing at a time to the exclusion of everything else, including one’s own feelings. Most cases of autism appear to be congenital in origin. This report opens the door to the possibility that some cases of autism may be caused by extreme trauma. Eight subjects were examined whose documented autism was precipitated by a single event that was experienced as so horrific as to make life too painful to continue living. In each case, the brain instantly responded by permanently altering its neurophysiology so that the person never again experienced emotional pain. Instead of ending their painful lives, these people put an end to emotional pain in their lives, with the unfortunate consequence that they also ended their ability to receive pleasure.
WHAT EINSTEIN DID NOT CONSIDER ABOUT GRAVITY
In 1916, Albert Einstein published his paper on General Relativity, the geometric theory of gravity . General relativity (GR) states that the force of gravity is associated with the curving/warping of spacetime. GR has become the current description of gravity in modern physics. Unfortunately, GR theory suffers from two fatal flaws: (1) as an abstract (nonphysical) form of mathematics, geometry is incapable of interacting with any physical force (e.g., gravity); and (2) spacetime is a mathematical fiction.