OT: Aspergers link

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen at NAREX.com
Mon Mar 17 20:45:51 CET 2003

> From: Carl Banks [mailto:imbosol-1047922240 at aerojockey.com] 
> Chris Gonnerman wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Carl Banks" <imbosol-1047882725 at aerojockey.com>
> > 
> > 
> >> Chris Gonnerman wrote:
> >> > There are probably a lot of us on this list who suffer from
> >> > Asperger's... it pretty much defines nerdiness.
> >> 
> >> Blegh.
> >> 
> >> I think people with Asperger's "syndrome" just violated someone's
> >> arbitrary and very narrow idea of what they think is normal.
> > 
> > I never knew how I was different, only that I was; until I was
> > married to someone with "normal" social instincts for over ten
> > years (still am, thankfully).  My wife has shown me a lot that
> > I could never see on my own.
> I'm happy for you.  None of that means Asperger's "syndrome" is real.

Sorry Carl, but you're being an ass. What you go on saying would be like
telling a bipolar person that "I too go through periods of sadness and
happiness", therefore their diagnosis is not only incorrect, but
non-existant. For your sake I hope you never discover the difference,
but at least take some time and study the literature (including case

-- bjorn

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