posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by sugarcookie1
My middle and youngest sons are autistic and both highly intelligent.
The middle son could hear any music, including Vivaldi "Summer" and pick up almost any instrument and play the music back.
The youngest got his GED through the internet and the material while expensive was way better than our local high school.............he finished two
years up in less than ten months. Very good in math (like his father who has a degree in Math).
Autistic doesn't mean you've crawled out from under a rock, labeling people is stupid because each person has their own level and type of
Very interesting article below from here: en.wikipedia.org...
Suggest going to above link and reading who all is on the list of possibly being autistic.
Albert Einstein (1879–1955), Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) and Isaac Newton (1643–1727) all died before Asperger syndrome became known, but Ioan
James, Michael Fitzgerald, and Simon Baron-Cohen believe their personalities are consistent with those of people with Asperger syndrome;
Tony Attwood has also named Einstein as a likely case of mild autism.
Newton, when he was 50, suffered a nervous breakdown involving depression and paranoia. After Newton's death however, his body was found to contain
massive amounts of mercury, probably from his alchemical pursuits, which could have accounted for his eccentricity in later life.
Tesla was able to mentally picture very detailed mechanisms; spoke 8 languages; was never married; was very sensitive to touch and had an acute sense
of hearing and sight; was obsessed with the number three; was disgusted by jewelery and overweight people and also had several eating compulsions 
In her 1995 book In a World of His Own: A Storybook About Albert Einstein, author Illana Katz notes that Einstein "was a loner, solitary, suffered
from major tantrums, had no friends and didn't like being in crowds".
Source: See above
Another really good article on Einstein and Newton here: www.newscientist.com...
The reason our planet is in the mess it's in is because people always think the person, the jivin Ivin, the one who has the gift of manipulative gab
is smart.................often they are in the area of people manipulation but not in seeing the big picture and not in real intelligence, they just
My husband said he watched time and time again that the ladies all go for the smooth talkers and ended up miserable, being lied to, cheated on,
Bush Jr. and Reagan come to mind, in my opinion, they both were not very bright individuals - but they both had and still have a huge
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