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(CBC)   Team finds 2 genetic links that predispose people to autism, 111 matches in the matchbox   ( divider line
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564 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Feb 2007 at 12:42 AM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2007-02-18 11:16:27 PM  
...people that should not have mercury injected into them
2007-02-18 11:19:11 PM  
This is one of the best articles I've ever read on the subject matter, in Wired magazine no less.
2007-02-19 12:21:18 AM  
There are only 89, you lying bastard. THERE ARE ONLY 89!
2007-02-19 12:50:37 AM  
People coming in to inform everyone autism is a fake syndrome used by lazy parents in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....
2007-02-19 12:58:42 AM  
People coming in to inform everyone of the impending attack of those who claim autism is a gimmick in 5, 4, 3,...

2007-02-19 12:58:46 AM  
TheRaven7: People coming in to inform everyone autism is a fake syndrome used by lazy parents in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

You confuse Autism with Attention Deficit Disorder.
2007-02-19 01:09:09 AM  

Interesting discovery none the less...
2007-02-19 01:11:28 AM  
Autistic does not equal Savant.

Kim Peek knows where you live, how to drive there, and your phone number.
2007-02-19 01:15:56 AM  
I was one of the first females diagnosed with asperger's in the 1980's.

The reason? I preferred to Aubobon's feild guides over Jusy Blume and I could identify almost every bird by sight in the continental United States by 4th grade. And I was anti-social.

I found out about the diagnosis after highschool...found out it was in all of my school records, and finally understood why they kept trying to place me in "Learning Support" and the gifted program all those years, even though I was reading at a university level in grammar school and could understand physics better than most of the math and science faculty.

I work as a travel agent. I'm still strange, but I am actually very social.

Asperger's is just the newest way to label kids that aren't "normal" enough....

I'm sure there are kids that legitimately have problems, but every other adult "aspie" I have ever met has been social enough with me, and highly perceptive and intellegent.

/Flame on!
2007-02-19 01:19:54 AM  
It's 1 in the morning...I left the spelling mistakes intact just to upset you.

/ist fnuny how pepole gte uspet by simlpe tpyeng erorrs
//+1 to eveyone who smiled at the first slashie.
2007-02-19 01:27:18 AM  

Do you get some kind of consolation prize for being the first female to be labeled? Do docs still want to poke at you? I don't see whats wrong with being a notch above the rest, I guess society likes kicking people down when they're above?
2007-02-19 01:42:29 AM  
I don't think they saw me as a notch above the rest, really. They were "concerned" that I wasn't socializing properly, and that my autism caused problems with my internal gender identity (no joke! They had me in therapy to attempt to "feminize" me for a year in second grade.

This was back in the days that if you found the right shrink, homosexuality could be a sign of deep mental illness.

Being female seems to imply that intelligence is a secondary attribute to being "bubbly" and "girly" at that age back then.

A girl? Who likes science? EGADS! She'll never find herself a man who can feel intellectual superior to her!

/4 year relationship with the same guy.
// Bi
///He's in Theatre.
2007-02-19 01:46:29 AM  

I have Asperger's too...I am normally not social at all, I just pretend to be social. I really don't give a fark about most people, I have just gone through so much therapy, I know how I am supposed to act.
2007-02-19 01:50:29 AM  

Maybe humanity isn't worth your time... I know it isn't worth mine.
2007-02-19 01:51:48 AM  
The sad thing is, is that I work in Customer Service :)
2007-02-19 02:03:57 AM  
Kit_Wilde: I was one of the first females diagnosed mis-diagnosed with asperger's in the 1980's.

2007-02-19 02:25:35 AM  

Maybe he wasn't paying attention.
2007-02-19 02:27:20 AM  

I was one of the first females diagnosed with asperger's in the 1980's.

The worst thing about Asperger's is that it makes your pee smell.
2007-02-19 03:34:46 AM  

I Lol'ed
2007-02-19 04:00:00 AM  

Were...Were you trying to do prime numbers?

Because, uh, 15?
2007-02-19 04:58:44 AM  

Were...Were you trying to do prime numbers?

Because, uh, 15?

also 2,13.

/screw primes anyway
//yeah fibonacci sequence
///boo spelling
2007-02-19 09:08:37 AM  
82 - 82 - 82


/still 4 left in the box.
2007-02-19 11:51:25 AM  
1 actually isn't prime...
2007-02-19 12:15:36 PM  
mfaby 1,3,5,7,11,15,17,19,23....

oops. you're faking it!
2007-02-19 12:28:40 PM  
Uh oh.

Fifteen minutes to Wapner.

Uh oh.
2007-02-21 01:17:20 PM  
He wasn't trying to do primes. He's switching off patterns of adding 2, and adding 4, then 2 again.

Though if that was an attempt at primes, then I have greatly overestimated him. Oh well.
2007-02-21 03:58:00 PM  
defintely not primes. definitely, definitely not primes
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