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MDylan
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17 Aug 2007, 1:00 am

id like to see a list of famous or genius aspergers people......anybody know of any?
I hear some might be BILL GATES, EINSTIEN, JEFFERSON, and I just diagnosed Angus Young from AC/DC ........



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17 Aug 2007, 1:37 am

Isaac Newton fits the profile: highly intelligent, sees things way differently than other people, has major problems in getting along with people .: I posit that Isaac Newton may have been Aspie.



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17 Aug 2007, 1:39 am

Why do we always do this?

We don't need to be geniuses or famous to prove we are worthwhile human beings.

Your everyday, bog standard, ordinary aspie is worth celebrating too.

Lets make a list of those:

Tim Collett (me)



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17 Aug 2007, 1:58 am

Every human is worth the same, but that's not what this topic is about.



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17 Aug 2007, 2:07 am

Asparval wrote:
Why do we always do this?

We don't need to be geniuses or famous to prove we are worthwhile human beings.

Your everyday, bog standard, ordinary aspie is worth celebrating too.

Lets make a list of those:

Tim Collett (me)

no offense tim.....i didnt know it made you feel bad to see a list of successful people.... it must hurt..... but do you mind not using the word "we" and including yourself with me? thanks man......feel better now!



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17 Aug 2007, 2:10 am

iamnotaparakeet wrote:
Isaac Newton fits the profile: highly intelligent, sees things way differently than other people, has major problems in getting along with people .: I posit that Isaac Newton may have been Aspie.


right! i forgot that one! im going to look him up......... i love to know that i have the potential to reach greatness....even if it upsets the ones like tim



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17 Aug 2007, 2:53 am

Musical genius = Craig Nicholls.


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17 Aug 2007, 5:35 am

Shivani wrote:
Musical genius = Craig Nicholls.


He's hardly a genius.



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17 Aug 2007, 5:58 am

onefourninezero wrote:
Shivani wrote:
Musical genius = Craig Nicholls.


He's hardly a genius.


Really?
And you know that ~ because?
I actually agree with Shivani on this... :P


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17 Aug 2007, 6:46 am

He writes standard rock songs. Nothing worthy of the 'genius' title. In my opinion, a genius does something groundbreaking.



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17 Aug 2007, 7:01 am

Stanley Kubrick

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Van Gogh

Beethoven

Tim Collett (yeah you)

Andy Warhol

W B Yeats

Lewis Carroll

George Orwell

Herman Melville

Charles Darwin

Bertrand Russell

Alfred Kinsey (American sexologist)

http://www.professormichaelfitzgerald.eu/books.html



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17 Aug 2007, 8:20 am

onefourninezero wrote:
Shivani wrote:
Musical genius = Craig Nicholls.


He's hardly a genius.

I find it hysterically funny that folks here love to spend time listing emotionally disturbed dead people who "might be aspie" and then reject a guy who's actually been diagnosed with AS! :lol: I guess it's more of a confidence booster to associate oneself with Beethoven than with a hyper kid in a garage band. :wink:

I find Craig Nicholls to be a musical genius. He's able to seamlessly mix the musical influences of four decades without duplicating or sampling. To me, that's groundbreaking. I consider him a genius at sound engineering.



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17 Aug 2007, 9:07 am

Angus Young? whats autistic about him?



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17 Aug 2007, 9:14 am

Genius with Aspergers?

Most of us can look in the mirror and see one :)