This week there’s been a few things that’s annoyed the crap out of me. And a theme is emerging. The person who makes statements about things they aren’t qualified to make statements on, especially in the public sphere.
Comments in the media by unqualified individuals about causes of autism are taking the cake. I no nothing of autism and I don’t pretend to know. I can’t imagine the challenges those families face. But I wonder what makes it ok for unqualified people to weigh in with their opinion?
In my workplace we have managers and knowledge specialists, it works when we each stick to our level of expertise. It’s not to say that it can’t be productive to exchange ideas I an open forum. But generally we stick to what we know.
I guess that’s my point, what if we let the experts with medical backgrounds do the research and take advice from qualified people to give that advice.