Aug 272004

Sometimes I think that the MS circles are really prone to freaked out theories. I have been reading quite a few posts lately about some scientists who think that based on the month you were born predisposes you to a certain disease. From Silverdee:

Studies have shown that schizophrenia is more common among those born in late winter or early spring. Multiple sclerosis is associated with births in April, May and June. And epilepsy occurs more frequently in those with birthdays from December to March.

Other than the fact that I wasn’t born in those months I think that MS is far too limited to make gross generalizations such as this. In fact this sounds like a classic logical fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc (after this therefore because of this). Ugh. I would like to see these “studies” if anyone can actually find them. 😉

 Posted by at 3:18 pm

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