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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The word 'Retarded'.

Posted: 25 May 2009, 11:36 pm 

Replies: 33
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While I agree that there are legitimate uses for the word "retarded", as an insult, I think it has to go. Why do we have to put down people of lower intelligence anyway? I know we all say "stupid" but why is it that lack of intelligence equals fair game for ridicule? I will tell you what the word "...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Corrupt A Wish

Posted: 25 May 2009, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 19,014
Views: 787,058


Granted, but the bed springs a leak and you die from mercury poisoning.

I wish I could draw (competently)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Neanderthal theory of Autism

Posted: 25 May 2009, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 17,069


If we compare it to mules (crosses between equines and donkeys) we can say such hybrids were most likely sterile. Hee hee but if such hybrids weren't and reproduced with each other chances are they make up part of the Land of the Lost cast. Researchers claim modern man and Neanderthals were isolate...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Neanderthal theory of Autism

Posted: 25 May 2009, 4:35 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 17,069


pandd wrote:
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3. Provide an evolutionary model of autism.

Provide a reason why there needs to be such a model.


Well put. If autism is not an evolutionary adaptation, then there need not be an evolutionary model, only the "disorder model" that we already have.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and above average IQ

Posted: 25 May 2009, 3:56 pm 

Replies: 167
Views: 82,315


simplified example of this: assigning a score related to the IQ below 85 ....... 1 85 to 100 ....... 2 101 to 115 ....... 3 above 116 ....... 4 average score: 2.5 now assigning a score related to the IQ for aspergers (and thus excluding the <85 group according to the ICD-10) 85 to 100 ....... 2 101...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Neanderthal theory of Autism

Posted: 25 May 2009, 2:36 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 17,069


A problem I have with this theory is that it seems to use autistic traits which the author theorizes to be due to Neanderthal admixture to calculate an Hn axis, which is used to calculate Hn-loading in Aspies. Well, of course Aspies are going to have more autistic traits. That's not the way it was ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Neanderthal theory of Autism

Posted: 25 May 2009, 12:13 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 17,069


How do you know? Have you checked this or seen any study? It doesn't make any sense, I don't need to do any study to discredit an idea that is ridiculous. I am part Greek, does this mean I will be better at recognizing Greek faces than pure Northern Europeans are at recognizing Greek faces? I don't...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Corrupt A Wish

Posted: 23 May 2009, 5:26 pm 

Replies: 19,014
Views: 787,058


Granted, but people come to you on rocket ships and walk all over you, and stick a flag in you!

I wish I could afford to visit Ireland.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Post something bizzare about the person above.

Posted: 23 May 2009, 5:19 pm 

Replies: 28,572
Views: 1,068,605


Is a Catholic Priest but has never gotten "too close" to his altar boys.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and above average IQ

Posted: 23 May 2009, 5:14 pm 

Replies: 167
Views: 82,315


It's not a claim, it's part of the diagnostic criteria. To be diagnosed with Asperger's you have to have an average or above average IQ otherwise you will be diagnosed with a different Autistic Spectrum Disorder. If you are so sure of this, you must have access to this particular diagnostic criteri...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and above average IQ

Posted: 23 May 2009, 4:41 pm 

Replies: 167
Views: 82,315


Autism has autism-specific social impairments that cover all IQ levels. The autism social impairment criteria are all that's required to distinguish autism-specific social impairments (at any IQ level) from any social impairments related to other conditions such as MR. This is because autism social...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How is AD/HD related to Autism?

Posted: 23 May 2009, 4:30 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,647


Same part of brain is effected. Where are you getting this information? http://infantlab.fiu.edu/articles/Hill%202004%20Dev%20Rev.pdf PDF document page 3 "Executive functions are typically impaired in patients with acquired damage to the frontal lobes as well as in a range of developmental disorder...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Neanderthal theory of Autism

Posted: 23 May 2009, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 17,069


How do you know? Have you checked this or seen any study? It doesn't make any sense, I don't need to do any study to discredit an idea that is ridiculous. I am part Greek, does this mean I will be better at recognizing Greek faces than pure Northern Europeans are at recognizing Greek faces? This fi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and above average IQ

Posted: 23 May 2009, 3:29 pm 

Replies: 167
Views: 82,315


My point was to back up what Katie was saying. You seem to have missed the main idea in her post. You replied to Katie: But if they have MR alone, they do not fulfill the criteria for autism-specific social impairments This was exactly the point she was trying to make. I agree that she was not consi...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Post something bizzare about the person above.

Posted: 23 May 2009, 2:58 pm 

Replies: 28,572
Views: 1,068,605


Has developed a new religion based on praying mantises.
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