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.