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Be outraged. Or confused, anyway.
« on: July 27, 2010, 09:54:46 pm »
I found myself experiencing an odd mixture of the two.


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Re: Be outraged. Or confused, anyway.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 10:09:46 pm »
Huh. Non-autistic people have autistic kids all the time, so why would they assume the dude is autistic, or, if he is, that he knows he is?
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 10:14:53 pm »
Dunno, I just felt very strange when I read about people sneaking supposedly unwanted genes into the sperm banks.  Like I want to laugh, but doing so might break something important.

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 05:08:37 am »
Well, it goes back to the whole "utopian genotype" thing that makes Xtians so afraid of testtube babies and gene therapy in the first place.  You know, the "God made it so it's not broke" whole theory about the cruelties of existence?  I say 'cruelty' lightly, here, because really, there are too many flaws in all of us to really quantify or qualify them concretely or fairly.  But the fact we all yearn for so-called perfection means there's a societal standard that will really never exist, but in our sci-fi wetdreams.

This guy turned that shit on its ear.  That makes me go "hm."

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 05:10:18 am »
I've said it jokingly before, but I'm wondering now.  Is our society at large just concerned with building a better asshole?

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 06:33:51 pm »
Not sure...define "better" + "asshole"?

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 06:39:17 pm »
Not really sure what that means myself, I was tired.

I just can't seem to think of appropriate commentary about a blog that encourages genetic vandalism. :lulz:

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Re: Be outraged. Or confused, anyway.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 07:12:49 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 07:54:10 pm »
My husband likes the theory that psychotics that "hear voices" actually use more of their brains/have access to another plane of reality than those who don't.

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 08:06:47 pm »
That's an attractive thought, but I wonder how that explains the devastating loss of cognitive functionality in schizophrenics.

Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

Some seem to have heightened ability in certain areas, but diminished ability in others.  The strongly autistic however are, like schizophrenics, not profiting from their condition in any significant way.  That's textbook stuff I've learned supported by firsthand experience, so I'm not just talking out my bum here.


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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 09:11:04 pm »
I guess that someone who told me that was a retard. moron

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 09:21:27 pm »
Or autistic.  :lol:

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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 05:12:58 pm »
:lol:  Yeah, I don't like to mean the good doctor believes it, but he still LIKES the notion.  Because it's more attractive than thinking they're broken, I guess.

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010, 05:28:33 pm »
They're not broken, just ill.  And lots of autistic (and some schizophrenic) people make contributions to society.  It's not that they're a total loss across the board, they just tend to have a lot of difficulty.  Some more than others.


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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010, 05:29:21 pm »
Well, and some "breaks" are smaller than others.