Letters to the Editor
Letter writer David Wallace denounces "calling people names that don't agree with you." Ironically, he also claims the vast majority of scientists, who disagree with him, are not scientists but "activists" who are "arrogant" and "immature." Wallace has it backwards.
This is information doctors won't tell you, but as a retired health care professional, I feel an ethical duty to expose.
Have readers wondered why there is now an epidemic of autism? Statistics seem to put the ratio anywhere from 1:88 to 1:50 children born today who will eventually fall somewhere along the autism spectrum.
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the ROTC troops in the photo of the political rally for the anniversary of the Charleston Riot (March 30 edition, page A-6) are not standing at attention, as your caption writer has it. They are standing at parade rest.
No apology is needed, as a letter writer suggested on March 24. The term "cop" is not derogatory in any manner. It actually stands for "constable on patrol." I learned this by asking a U.S. marshal who guards a building where I work.
Further research on my part from the Internet comes up with England as the country that started the phrase.