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CTDL 072: Autism? Aspergers? Problem?

I’ve not finished reading this article yet, but it’s a fascinating one. The viewpoint is one of Autism being looked at, not as a disease to be cured, but a difference. This plays into my theory that it’s more a genetic adaptation (evolution) to the cultural possibilities we have in the 1st world these days (i.e. that introspective nerd programmer who married the introspective nerdy biology student may have a tendency to have kids even more introspective and nerdy than they are… we’re not all “nurture” you know). In the 1st world it’s not exactly “survival of the fittest” from a biological standpoint these days.

[From The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They Think They Know Found via Boing Boing]


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