OT: Aspergers link

Alexander Schmolck 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.

alex




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