posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 11:30 AM
The information in this video supports a theory I've had for a long time, which has come from long observance of different types of autism.
My theory is as follows: Autism is a behavior caused by intense, chronic pain.
NOTE: I'm not talking about minor discomfort here. I am talking about hideous and protracted AGONY, from birth.
Because this is the only sensation they know, people with autism have no basis of reference, and can't articulate why they act the way they do, even
if they manage to get it together enough to communicate at all.
This seems clear to me: the symptoms of autism look exactly like someone suffering from a horrible pain, which they are trying to block out using any
method they can.
I would further suggest that this pain is probably resulting from some sort of evolved nervous system, probably due to our desire to select mates that
are extremely intelligent. That results in a high correlation between autism and intelligence, and helps explain why autism is increasing. (That is a
bit more speculative, of course.)
Autism may be what happens when you try to push a human's IQ above a certain level. It is an idea.
Thanks for the video.