Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Our children are our future.



What have all these people got in common?
Any idea? They are all possibly somewhere on the autistic spectrum!


So what would our history look like, and our future if we 'cured' autism?

And Star Trek just wouldn't be the same!!


Click here to see some more.



45 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Casdok, there's an award for you over at my place.
Crystal xx

Casdok said...

Oh wow! Thank you Crystal!
xx

Elissa said...

Our world certainly wouldn't enjoy the diversity and brilliance that it does now!

annakarenin said...

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.

toady said...

That is really interesting, thank god we're not all the same.

Suzy said...

We all march to a different drummer.

Thank God!

Pavel said...

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!

Milkmaid said...

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)

mommy~dearest said...

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!

craig andrew said...

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;)

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

That certainly opened my eye (apart from the trekkies!)

Beth said...

Everyone possesses unique gifts - may we all take the time to "see" what others offer the world.

DaisyDeadhead said...

Glad to see Andy Warhol on the list... I've read several books about him, and there's no doubt that he belongs there!

Top cat said...

That's quite a list of famous people, very cool.

What did you do today?
How is your foot?
tc

Casdok said...

I did some voluntary work.
My leg is bad today for some reason (cos i usually over do things!) Thank you for asking!

Helen said...

*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!

rhet said...

What no Benny Hill?

Little Wing said...

You so deserve the 'nice matters' award crystal jigsaw gave you.

Casdok said...

Thank you!

Holly said...

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.

vic said...

Excellent list of people. It makes you think doesn't it!

Casdok said...

Hope so!!!

deb said...

Mr. Bean and John Cleese, two of my favorites.

Ms.L said...

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:)

lampworkbeader said...

Don't label them! Love 'em

Shari said...

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.

buffalodickdy said...

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!

merry weather said...

Fascinating! And empowering as well, wow. Your page always makes me think.

(That Mr Bean pic is too scary...!)

Tabba said...

wonderful post!!

this was awesome to see.

tut-tut said...

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.

Melissa said...

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.

BBC said...

Bingo !!! And may I say hugs?

Jocelyn said...

How incredibly interesting this is to me; Michael Jackson?! So many things fall into place, so have the right context for someone.

Love this.

BOSSY said...

This is super great. Information is fuel.

BBC said...

"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.

BBC said...

"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?

Blossomcottage said...

Life is all about extremes, and without extremes life would be a duller and boring place.
Great Blog.
Blossom

Casdok said...

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.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

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.

Oh great One said...

Who knew? Everyone has their purpose.

Nik's Blog said...

Fantastic and fascinating. And what a brilliant blog. Keep up the great work.

Nik.

Drama Mama said...

Love this. Thank you. Basically, everyone I love and/or admire is autistic.

Cool.

Jenni said...

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)

Jenni said...

I just realized I could click the pics. It is Michael Palin.

bubandpie said...

I've never seen Jane Austen listed before - but I have seen Mr. Darcy!