Seriously, how can reasonable people not be offended at this?
(Author note - No offense is intended to actual idiots who are really nice people and would never do any of the foolish things mentioned in this article.)Wow. This ought to alienate the parents of children who have cognitive impairments. I know that I find the patronizing tone here, the use of a pejorative label for the intellectually disabled and more importantly the attitude behind it pretty darn offensive. Of course, the complete lack of science behind the rest of his and Handley's diatribe are every bit as offensive.
So, dear readers, to cleanse your palate, might I recommend you revisit Gorski's post from Jan 07 2008: Mercury in vaccines as a cause of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): A failed hypothesis? It's well worth your time.