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When Science Doesn't Count

AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:22 AM
Aspberger's Syndrome is mainly the inability of the brain to govern what comes out the mouth. I had an uncle who suffered from it way before anybody knew what it was; he was the wealthiest and most successful of my Mama's siblings and he built the house that George W. Bush lives in, among many others. Mama said it was amazing that nobody had killed him because he said everything he thought. I also have a nephew who is brilliant and successful in the cyberworld, who says everything he thinks without a filter. Neither is physically dangerous.
Joseph64 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 5:43 AM
You're thinking of Tourette's, not Aspergers.
KevNC Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 2:11 PM
That is not true for all people with Asperger's. There are a variety of possible symptoms.
AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 2:30 PM
Likely you are right; those are only the cases I am informed about enough to speak to.
KevNC Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 2:50 PM
Then you should not have phrased it in a statement which applies to Asperger's Syndrome as a whole.

When the press reported that Adam Lanza had Asperger's syndrome (part of the autism spectrum disorders) and other unspecified personality problems, the autism community swung into action in a way that is totally understandable. The Associated Press' headline: “Experts: No Link Between Asperger's, Violence”

The vast majority of autistic people are not violent. Autistics like Temple Grandin, the professor who helped create humane strategies for the meat industry, remind us that many people with high-functioning also go on to live full, rich lives of value to themselves and others.

Grandin also reminded us that, for autistic people, “The principal emotion experienced...