In this case, Mike’s ideas that autism can be “controld by diet” are rendered immediately ridiculous by the way he expresses himself. Whatever your theories about eugenics, or cures changing the child (or adult), or there not BEING a cure, I think it’s immediately apparent that we can all share a laugh about the cure for autism being to “Flush the sporns” with orange juice and then eat some more protein and cut down on starch. Mike’s message simply cannot be taken seriously because he’s incapable of expressing it in a manner that suggest he should be TAKEN seriously.
But “flush the sporns” as cure is a microcosm for the world of autism snake oil. What makes Mike’s statement amusing is that nobody could possibly take it seriously, what makes it so serious is that there are even MORE ridiculous “cures” offered —cures that make “flush the sporns” seem like a reasonable medical response.