A new theory on the evolution of religion

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  1. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    wynn I'm starting to like you again. Oops! Did I say again?

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  9. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    I keep presenting evidence, and you keep saying evidence is completely lacking. This is not fun.

    And I do enjoy the "Aspie" commiserating. I find it quite a refreshing change of pace. I think only about 4% of the male population is Asperger's. It is unclear how many women have the trait because it expresses itself so differently females. But my ex, the mother of my young daughter, is a female Aspergean. She has some wicked math, art, and music skills. I met her when she came to do an internship at Hanson Robotics. We "Aspies" have a tendency to find each other. My father is Aspergean. My ex's father has some noticeable traits. My mother possibly does, too, but she does not think so. Some, like me, posit mating streams. But it is basically a club with a very exclusive membership. When we do manage to find each other, we tend to celebrate a bit. We get kind of lonely sometimes, though not as much as neurotypicals tend to, and we get a major bum rap for being seen as lacking "empathy" for it. I don't think you read the wrong planet link I posted.

    I don't know if my daughter is Asperger's yet. She is 19 months old and very smart. I hope she is Asperger's.

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  10. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    I asked you to point it out, if it was lost in the unnecessary verbosity. Apparently not even you can find it.

    That is the most depressing thing I have ever read.
     
  11. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    I agree. Stop asking questions about and making comments about Asperger's and we can get back to the original topic. My comments about Asperger's syndrome are all in response to questions and comments that are mostly yours. And, in any case, Asperger's syndrome is very closely related to the topic we have been discussing.

    In my opinion you are placing too much emphasis on an overly strict interpretation of the rules in this case. When I don't like a thread, I will often find another that is more to my liking, but you are certainly entitled to your own approach, and are always welcome here in any case.

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  12. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    Hey there KilljoyKlown, it is always good to see your somewhat psychotic looking avatar face on one of my threads. Welcome back.

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  13. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    And here I was giving you credit for finding me yourself.

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  14. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    I confess to being somewhat confused as to what the purpose of this thread is at this point... I have a friend who has aspergers and, truth be told, you couldn't tell now... he spent a number of years doing introspective identification into his triggers and faults, and now is totally unmedicated and able to control his "symptoms" through internal responses... I consider that having an internal locus of control

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  15. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    I find this comment highly offensive on many levels. It is insulting to me, my daughter, and all Aspergean's and their parents. I don't think anyone will be impressed with this comment. You are shooting yourself in the foot on this, IMHO. But carry on if you must. Are we having a mimetic rivalry?*

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    *---This is potentially a very on topic observation on my part.
     
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  16. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    Bullshit. Page 6 of this thread is almost entirely about AS, without a single post from me, and I have not asked a single question pertaining to that. Care to support your claim that this is "closely related"? You know, other than a bare assertion.

    The rules exist to allow for a somewhat orderly discussion of single topics. You should start an AS thread if you what to commiserate.

    Now, do you care to catch up on all the on-topic posts you have neglected in the meantime? Or was that the purpose of this distraction?
     
  17. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    With Futilitist, admitting to having Asperger's syndrome, I think the point of the thread is on speculating whom in history had it as well:

    Maybe I should sleep on this thought.

    I feel overwhelmed ATM.

    :m:
     
  18. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

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    I find you wishing your child to have "significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests" to be dreadfully depressing. No fit parent would wish such difficulties on their child. I wish better for your child than you seem to. You really should not project your own need to excuse/celebrate your condition onto a child.

    That is just sick.
     
  19. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    I am the one trying very hard to get the thread back on topic. Please don't punish me for others behavior here. Asperger's does relate very closely to the topic in any case. I suggest that the Jesus character of the bible seems to have many Aspergean traits, making him a natural scapegoat. This is a very serious idea and not meant to inflame anyone. There is no major fuss going on that warrants any thread splitting at this point, IMHO. I think the OP topic will return quite naturally.

    And as you can imagine, I don't prefer to think of the syndrome as a disorder that needs to be cured.

    Also, there is no known medication that actually controls the core "symptoms". Psychiatrists like to proscribe powerful antidepressants. I think they are quacks. I tried a drug called "Abilify" and I felt like I could not concentrate on anything. It was like walking around in a fog. There is some research into other potentially promising drugs, but none are on the market yet.

    I will make no further comments about Asperger's syndrome at this time. If others continue to, blame them, not me. I have been up all night and I really do need to get some sleep now. Thank you.

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  20. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I'm largely asymptomatic from external observation, but that's mostly because I've learned to avoid situations that stress me out. But I don't think it can ever be cured.
     
  21. Balerion Banned Banned

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    What do you mean "as you can imagine?" I don't think anyone would have expected you to be in denial about your condition.
     
  22. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    It's not denial. It's common to think of it as a difference, not a disability.
     
  23. Futilitist This so called forum is a fraud... Registered Senior Member

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    The point of this thread is a rational and logical theory on the evolution of religion. If I wanted to open a thread on Asperger's syndrome, I would have done so. You should perhaps smoke a bowl if you have it. :m: It can give you more lucid dreams. I wish I had some now, myself.

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    Till next time, feel free to talk amongst yourselves. I will be back later. Good night, y'all.

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