[MUD-Dev] Male and female brains

Richard A. Bartle richard at mud.co.uk
Wed May 7 08:03:09 New Zealand Standard Time 2003


On 5th May 2003, Valerio Santinelli wrote:

> That's a very interesting article, especially if we look at it the
> way it's been written by the author, thinking about people
> affected by autism.

The author is an autism expert, so it's not surprising it's
autism-related. He has a tendency to see autism everywhere: in a
recent press release, he put forward the hypothesis that both
Einstein and Newton had Asperger's Syndrome. This was roundly mocked
by historians and other Asperger's Syndrome researchers, who pointed
out that although Einstein and Newton exhibited some Asperger's
Syndrome indicators, they also exhibited some very powerful
counter-indicators - powerful to the extent that people who have
Asperger's Syndrome don't, by definition, ever exhibit them.

Still, I'm sure there are members of the British public who, having
read the early articles, are now wandering around with the thought
in their heads that Einstein and Newton didn't like asparagus.

		Richard


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