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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you think?

 Post subject: Re: How do you think?
Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 373


Purely verbal. I have aphantasia, which means I see no mental images at all. My thought processes are all in the form of a silent verbal dialogue with myself.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The AQ is Useless

 Post subject: Re: The AQ is Useless
Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 1:50 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 811


My entire discord server took the same AQ test recently and the vast majority of them (who aren't autistic) scored below the "Likely mildly autistic" score, proving that they don't give positive results regardless of whatever answers or choices you pick. Are there some tests out there tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You May Be NT (Whatever it means) If...

Posted: 17 Jul 2019, 3:03 am 

Replies: 113
Views: 2,167


If you don't see anything wrong or inherently creepy about the term "co-morbid" when written in a medical journal or DSM study. The connection with death escapes you or doesn't make you feel sick. You believe the term "co-existing condition" is too cumbersome and too much work t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are brief, one-paragraph posts best on WP?

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 7:11 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 473


Yes, short posts that make a clear point are definitely preferable.

And above all, if a post needs to be longer, it should be broken up into short paragraphs. The most daunting thing of all, I think, is a long post that takes the form of a single, uninterrupted paragraph.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Isn't it sadistic to *require* cars to make noise?

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 4:38 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 318


I just read about this also, in the UK. They are talking of requiring electric cars to make a noise when travelling below 12mph, I think. The logic is that when the car is travelling very slowly, such as in a car park, it can be inaudible because there is essentially no rolling noise of tyres on tar...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RelativityCobblers

 Post subject: Re: RelativityCobblers
Posted: 29 Jun 2019, 12:47 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,235


Get over yourself. You're not impressing anyone. Indeed, after almost 15 years, he should just let it go! Unfortunately, it is a bit like trying to argue with a flat-earther, or a moon-landing denier; it is essentially hopeless to convince them of just how ludicrous their beliefs are. In this case,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RelativityCobblers

 Post subject: Re: RelativityCobblers
Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 11:24 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,235


If Relativity is not invoked, then the time frame of both emitters remains the same, so in the same time, the distance between emitter B and photon B has increased, so by what magic can the relative velocity between them remain at C? This math is about as basic as it gets, so anyone who doesn’t get...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RelativityCobblers

 Post subject: Re: RelativityCobblers
Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,235


Nope, it’s supposed principles that can’t deal with even simple thought experiments which are useless! I think the problems are entirely of your own creation. If you want to apply the principles of special relativity to your thought experiments, then you need to identify the space-time coordinates ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RelativityCobblers

 Post subject: Re: RelativityCobblers
Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 8:43 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,235


As stated in my first post, I have no difficulty in coming up with formulae which appear to change the length of the ship, and the rate at which the crews watches operate, to make it seem that both the crew and observers perceive the photons to be moving at C, if handled individually, but not both ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RelativityCobblers

 Post subject: Re: RelativityCobblers
Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 2:21 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,235


Even when the orthodoxy is obviously wrong? Once the aether was dismissed and photons deemed to be particulate, why would anyone suppose that C is a universal constant? Place two photon emitters side by side, and have them fire off a photon in the same direction, then the relative velocity between ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RelativityCobblers

 Post subject: Re: RelativityCobblers
Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 4:27 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,235


"...Simply trotting out the usual orthodoxy doesn’t do this..." In order to challenge an orthodoxy, it is necessary first to have a thorough understanding of what it is you are challenging. It is evident from what you wrote about relativity, with which I am extremely familiar, that you don...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Cognitive flexibility- anyone else?

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 8:49 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 193


In my experience, the "use by" and "don't freeze" labels can be ignored. A friend of mine was visiting last year and found a pack of buffalo mince in my freezer with a "sell by 2003" label. We cooked it up into a spaghetti bolognese alle bufala, and it was delicious. 15...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia and ASD survey

Posted: 11 Jun 2019, 7:57 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 532


For me, the weakness in all the aphantasia quizzes is that they don't provide a definition of what it means to have a mental image of something. (And in fact, I don't know how it would be possible to give a definition. Maybe it is a case of "if you don't know what it means, then you don't see t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: [If applicable] Why do you find eye contact difficult?

Posted: 04 Jun 2019, 8:45 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,181


I don't have any intuitive feel for what would be an appropriate amount of eye contact, and it in any case feels very uncomfortable and intrusive. I think if I tried to make eye contact, my entire attention and thought processing would become dominated by thinking about how long I should maintain ey...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Humour as a Way of Communication.

Posted: 24 May 2019, 7:21 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 254


I was just thinking. I have heard it said that those on the spectrum are good at masking. I have used humour like a mask as it gives some sort of linking means by which I can become acceptable, I mean.... If I don't use humour getting a conversation going can be hard. Usually I would keep quiet. .....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Assessed after joining the forum? Were the results expected?

Posted: 23 May 2019, 8:26 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 416


SaveFerris wrote:
The results were not what I expected , I didn't think I had ASD ( or more factually , I changed my mind on a weekly basis about the possibility ) and even made a bet with a member , I said I would get a Ferret tattoo if I had ASD.


And...obvious question...did you get the tattoo?
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