From: Perry E. Metzger (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 15:31:53 MST
Lawrence Foard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> "Ben Goertzel" <email@example.com> writes:
>> > I don't think there is a correlation between high IQ and psychological
>> > problems.
>> There most certainly is -- people with high IQs tend to have serious
>> social problems. That's not to say I would prefer to be dumber, of
> Otherwise known as autistic spectrum. Supposedly an epidemic, in other
> words the idiots in child psychology are finally noticing that nerds
> often share certain characteristics.
It isn't just nerdyness. Asperger's is a real syndrome. Many of the
symptoms, such as body rocking etc., aren't just a question of "being
> Try to find a really good scientist or engineer that doesn't have a
> good helping of autistic traits.
I don't think the Temple Grandins of the world are just nerds, and I
think you're doing them a serious disservice by pretending they might
However, it is absolutely the case that there is a strong correlation
between high IQ and social dysfunction -- and I'm not talking about
Asperger's or autism here.
-- Perry E. Metzger firstname.lastname@example.org
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