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About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

The Tragedy of Robert Mugabe

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” ― Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Note: this blogpost has been edited. Yesterday I was driving when over the radio came the news that … Continue reading

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An open letter to Matthew Belmonte, Ph.D

Sir, I have just seen your article dated August 26, 2019 on the “Autism Science Foundation” website. It is an exemplar of everything wrong with non-autistics “advocating” for autistics. Not only do you disregard and belittle the input of those you … Continue reading

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Germany mandating vaccination

I know this is late, but life got in the way, as it sometimes does. In the wake of Measles outbreaks that have already claimed a number of lives, Germany Is Making Vaccinations Compulsory For All Children. Surprising that this … Continue reading

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An inconvenience

I’m typing this mostly one handed. On Saturday, I found a pustule with a whitehead on my left thumb. Using a pin, I lifted it, then drained it. Afterwards, I put some antiseptic cream on and a plaster, and left … Continue reading

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The Pushback against Science Denialism begins

Since the start of the year, we have seen numerous issues brought about through pseudoscience, and science denialism. Right now, Europe is sweltering under the worst heatwave in recorded history. In the US, the number of measles cases is higher … Continue reading

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Lessons from World War 2

A few days ago was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Troops from over a dozen nations stormed beaches in Normandy to liberate Mainland Europe from Nazi domination. Less than a year later, VE Day was declared. Last year, … Continue reading

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Childhood memories of getting vaccinated

It’s funny what you come across sometimes. Recently, I came across my old immunisation card. Red in colour and written in Afrikaans and English, it contained details of vaccinations I received as a child. Funnily enough, I remember attending a … Continue reading

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