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Yeah? Well, I can drive a car and buy liquor. Let's see boy wonder try that - ha!

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I was told there wasn't going to be any math.
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I wish I was autistic.
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He isn't autistic, per se. He has Asperger's syndrome, which may be related to autism. The link was inconclusive last I checked.
"Sufferers from the syndrome are like autistic individuals in that they show the same kind of impairments from early childhood; yet they are unlike them in being far more verbally articulate and socially adapt. They can be highly intelligent and reminiscent of eccentrics with their unusual interests, special skills, and unworldliness." (Uta Frith, et al, 1991)
That paper came the year before this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Autism-Asperger-Sy......2138608X
Which is dry and hard to read if you like that sort of thing Smile

Pay attention to the "can be" in the above quote. They aren't always more intelligent. It is even possible to have both Asperger's (or autism)and mental retardation comorbidly.
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WOW! That's pretty heady stuff for a 12 year old!

I hope he is able to balance all this with the other aspects of growing up and live a well-balanced life.
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Asperger is not classic autism, but it is an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I didn't realize Einstein's IQ was so low.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-03-29 20:36, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Asperger is not classic autism, but it is an Autism Spectrum Disorder.


That classification is based solely on similarities in symptoms though, not necessarily a common cause. Though they could have a common cause. We don't know. That's why I say it's not autism "per se."
The "per se" means that it is, but it isn't. So, it's classified the same, but it's not the exact same disease. It is kind of a version of autism, but it isn't autism. Not exactly. More or less. And so forth.
I think it could be related in terms of causation, but we have no idea. I just want that to be clear.
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Most laypeople don't know that "autism" is ambiguous; it refers to both a specific disorder ("classical" autism), and a spectrum encompassing a range of disorders. Asperger Syndrome is embraced by one of the definitions of autism, but not the other.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Yeah, I was trying to clarify the difference but I guess I didn't do too good a job.
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You got the important thing...there's not a lot we know about it. Which really sucks, given how common it is.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I think my daughter might have Asperger's. Then again, she might just be two. The symptoms are similar.
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Wonderful not that understand the theory.

Some one in the comments asked an interesting question:

“Why is it, like John Nash of Princeton University who in 1994 won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and portrayed in the Hollywood movie, A Beautiful Mind, feel compelled to scribble mathmatical calculations on windows. In the article of which I took note it shows Jake doing the same as John Nash supposedly had done while a professor at Princeton. I find this attribute curious, is there any explanation?”

I wonder if it would help us be more creative writing on widows or glass because one see the world through it.
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It pretty much comes down to whether he can express his insight in the formal language of mathematics or using the current model in physics to make novel predictions or offer a more elegant model. Time will tell on that.
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I tried to read your post but it was just some yellow lettering with many slashes and dots. What is the topic?
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Tommy,
The main reason is that it is easy to erase.
I also do it and I am no genius. Heck, I hang out at the magic Café.
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Well, yeah...you ain't no laypeople.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-03-29 21:30, tommy wrote:
Wonderful not that understand the theory.

Some one in the comments asked an interesting question:

“Why is it, like John Nash of Princeton University who in 1994 won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and portrayed in the Hollywood movie, A Beautiful Mind, feel compelled to scribble mathmatical calculations on windows. In the article of which I took note it shows Jake doing the same as John Nash supposedly had done while a professor at Princeton. I find this attribute curious, is there any explanation?”

Maybe the kid watched the movie?
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