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Baroness Susan Greenfield is a UK neuroscientist known for her evidence-free predictions about how the Internet is going to turn us all into a bunch of mental and social cripples. Defending her views in a Guardian interview last Saturday, she said:

“I point to the increase in autism and I point to internet use. That’s all.”

This drove the science writer Carl Zimmer to sum up the ridiculousness of the statement in 140 characters or less:

Within minutes, someone had added:

And so #greenfieldism was conjoured into the mimetwittosphere:

Hie thee to #greenfieldism. It needs more Irish content.

#greenfieldism (Buzzfeed)