reply to post by ValentineWiggin
This is a fantastic post!
Although the argument FOR autism being a "necessary" change in nature, since we are surrounded by tech is solid in your provided examples - I'd say it
is nearly impossible to rest on that with any real confidence, since "the grid" is as paper-thin and weak as it is.
I'll go on a limb and say that Mother Nature (Or, GOD in my case, both optional realities agreeing) recognizes how limited and temporary technology is
and would therefore not make such selection.
We think of tech as being so rapidly moving, that we barely have the motivation to purchase the current phone on the shelf, knowing it will be a
paperweight the following week. Why would nature "choose" NOW (give or take a few decades) to "settle in" a new mutation in our species?
Stagnant waters breed new things ironically, not the rapids. Nature needs time and specific ingredients to brew new things.
I'd say tech from the 40's to current isn't even a drop in the bucket compared to what's coming.
My hat's off to you in your venture with you son. That must be a wonderful challenge at times and something amazing to witness, other times.
I think autism is PARTIALLY, not EXCLUSIVELY a big, fat, trendy, excuse about 500% of that 800% of the time, for parents to "freak out" about and for
kids to "be excused from" life.
Just because it was diagnosed the first time in the 40's, doesn't mean there weren't millions of would-be candidates out in the fields farming, or
working in some other capacity for the last 10,000 years.
Bottom line - The excuses for people not working or not having to perform in school is a not-stop roller-coaster of BS.
I am sure this just set you off - Please keep in mind, I don't know you or your situation whatsoever. If you are genuinely challenged with a genuinely
challenging scenario, take no offense.
Just don't bring up the subject of "natural selection" without being prepared to hear from some folks that will chime in, in support of nature's
option to kill off the worthless and reward the bad asses.
This nation is filled with several million food-stamp using, "Doctor said I can't add to society" excuse-holding, soft, weak, wieners and I'm about
sick of it all.
I'm going to "opt out" of supporting the idea that nature would "decide" to make people useless. A child being great with computers, basically
guarantees they can never get laid...How is THAT nature's way of "evolving'?
Man up, 'Merica!
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