OT: Aspergers link
a.schmolck at gmx.net
Mon Mar 17 22:24:07 CET 2003
Carl Banks <imbosol-1047922240 at aerojockey.com> writes:
> > It is real. The primary reason to understand this is that, if
> > two people who both have Asperger's Syndrome have children, there
> > is a statistically higher rate of autism.
> If that's the *best* reason you can come up with that Asperger's is a
> disease and not a strong personality type, then you are standing on
> weak grounds indeed.
> I don't doubt what you've said true, but simply having a predisposition to
> having autistic children doesn't mean you have a mental illness. Some
> people have a predisposition to have children with Down's Syndrome. Does
> that mean they have a mental disease? No.
Your counter example has an entirely different logical structure.
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