Shrek in German means fear. My son is not frightening - hes autistic.
Casdok, there's an award for you over at my place.Crystal xx
Oh wow! Thank you Crystal!xx
Our world certainly wouldn't enjoy the diversity and brilliance that it does now!
Interesting how you where able to perceive the sculptures in that way and it shows why some love modern art and others don't like books it is all about relating things to your own experiences, sometimes you can sometimes you can't.
That is really interesting, thank god we're not all the same.
We all march to a different drummer.Thank God!
Some of the folks in those picks I've suspected they had Asperger's or something. I remember reading an article in "Wired" magazine a while back that said a large number of folks who live in Cilicone Valley who have computer related jobs, also have autism/asperger's or their children do. That's why I wasn't suprised to see Bill Gates in there...Thanks!ps: Data? lol! Oh, you mean Brent Spinner... That made me laugh!
Some one else had said that there were probably more autistic spectrum people about than you would think, just goes to show we are all brilliant in our own way and all stupid too ( Badly put but I hope you know what I mean)
Makes me wonder if I'm naturally drawn to Autistic people. Of course I think my son is the awesome-ist, but I'm a huge fan of Monty Python, and adore Rowan Atkins!
I am of the philosophy that autism is the next step in our evolution trying to emerge. Since the "normal" perception of the world is so dominant, any other perception would have to fight for footing. And, since it is completely new territory the difficulty is compounded.It is why autistic people are more likely to be artistic... they are trying to understand themselves and their different perspective of the world.But, this could all just be my insanity. C;)
That certainly opened my eye (apart from the trekkies!)
Everyone possesses unique gifts - may we all take the time to "see" what others offer the world.
Glad to see Andy Warhol on the list... I've read several books about him, and there's no doubt that he belongs there!
That's quite a list of famous people, very cool.What did you do today?How is your foot?tc
I did some voluntary work.My leg is bad today for some reason (cos i usually over do things!) Thank you for asking!
*lol*I have never seen Mr Fawlty as autistic ;-)But you are so right - what makes us different is also what makes us be able to be a difference to the world!
What no Benny Hill?
You so deserve the 'nice matters' award crystal jigsaw gave you.
I've always thought "Snowflake Bentley" might belong (try Amazon for the children's book, but he was a real scientist).He might be overlooked in the list because he's rather obscure.
Excellent list of people. It makes you think doesn't it!
Mr. Bean and John Cleese, two of my favorites.
Albert Einstein is my hero. As a homeschooler,I ADORE his views on education.When we clued in that my daughter had ADHD,I decided to look at it as a positive thing,rather than negative. Having ADHD gives her some of her greatest qualities,I would change her for the world:)
Don't label them! Love 'em
Many famous people in that list. I thought Issac Newton was. Heard that somewhere. You're right, Star Trek wouldn't have been the same with a different cast. But then again, we wouldn't know if they weren't the original cast.
My youngest was ADD. Amazing how good he was at Math, Chess, etc. and how hard other things came to him. They have found out so much in the last 30yrs how everyone does not learn the same things the same way!
Fascinating! And empowering as well, wow. Your page always makes me think.(That Mr Bean pic is too scary...!)
wonderful post!!this was awesome to see.
A very interesting group indeed. What would we do with total conformity, I wonder; I'm also beginning to wonder about myself as a child and adolescent (and woman, come to think of it!). I certainly didn't fit into the top of the bell curve.
It always amazes me when people talk about "curing" their children with autism. Makes me want to say "Hey, I'm kind of an introvert... can you cure me of that too??" Yes there are things that we can do to help these kids function better in a world that seems to overwhelm them, but cure is not a word I would use.
Bingo !!! And may I say hugs?
How incredibly interesting this is to me; Michael Jackson?! So many things fall into place, so have the right context for someone.Love this.
This is super great. Information is fuel.
"They are all possibly somewhere on the autistic spectrum!"This is a new interest to me after bumping into your blog. But I have a high IQ and learn fast.There is no question about it, we are all on the autistic spectrum. Every single one of us. Even you. It's a gene in each of us. I'm working on a post on that.Interesting, very interesting.
"So what would our history look like, and our future if we 'cured' autism?"That depends on how you look at it. But if everyone makes everything only about them, and offspring that is an extension of them, I don't think the future has a future.The scientist part of me likes to put things on a scale. So tell me something, on a scale of one to ten, how autistic are you?
Life is all about extremes, and without extremes life would be a duller and boring place.Great Blog.Blossom
BBC, many autistic people are extreemly intelegent and learn extreemly fast.And me, yes i would say i have some autistic traits, wouldnt know where on the scale to puy myself though.
Ooo not sure if it took my comment - I said something like . . .we try to 'cure' what we don't understand - thank goodness 'we' or 'they' don't always succeed.
Who knew? Everyone has their purpose.
Fantastic and fascinating. And what a brilliant blog. Keep up the great work.Nik.
Love this. Thank you. Basically, everyone I love and/or admire is autistic.Cool.
Wow! Is that two people from Monty Python? (Not sure about the pic further down.) I don't want to think about what our life would be without our beloved Monty Python just the way it is:o)
I just realized I could click the pics. It is Michael Palin.
I've never seen Jane Austen listed before - but I have seen Mr. Darcy!
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