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    Prehistoric autism helped produce much of the world's earliest great art, study says






    Much of the world's earliest great art is likely to have been created by gifted early humans on the autism spectrum, new research by British scientists suggests.

    Archaeologists working in conjunction with autism experts have concluded that humans were able to produce the first realistic art some 33,000 years ago because ice age conditions drove the selection of particular combinations of genes.

    Harsh conditions favoured the natural selection of genes which predisposed some humans to develop abilities to focus on tasks in great detail for long periods; to perceive their environments in three-dimensional terms in an enhanced way; to develop greater image retention abilities; and to develop greater aptitudes to identify and analyse patterns of geography and movement.

    All of these aptitudes, often found in people on the autistic spectrum, allowed ice age humans to make more efficient flint hunting spearheads (a very time-consuming process needing intense detailed focus), to remember in minute detail (and navigate through) thousands of square miles of hunting terrain, and to remember and analyse patterns of animal behaviour.

    "We suspect that the early development of inherited autism was in part an evolutionary response to ultra-harsh climatic conditions at the height of the last Ice Age. Without the development of autism-related abilities in some people, it is conceivable that humans would not have been able to survive in a freezing environment in which finding food required enhanced skills", she said.
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    Autism is often viewed as a disabling factor. I teach chemistry to some autistic children, and in some ways they seem to be better suited for hard logic and dry observation than regular humans with their subjectivity and other sets of emotions.
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    I have to say, belligerent drunk, I agree regarding the better suited for hard logic and dry observation than regula humans.

    I REALLY often find that its difficult to deal with NTs because they cannot understand what I am talking about, and there just isn't any further I can dumb down the information I am attempting to impart with shit and guff and sugarcoating, social mores and airs, without it all turning into a tub full of watered-town piss.

    Its both difficult to do at all, and when done, quite honestly, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

    As for prehistoric auties/aspies...hmm...I'll wait until I see DNA evidence.

    (yes I am aware of the fact that it isn't possible, thankfully, to test for autism prenatally. I'd hate to see it happen too, actually because loads of stupid people would abort autistic foetuses and then the planet would be bloody well buggered without us to actually tell the majority of society what they need to do if they are to survive.)

    Because quite honestly, I look at people, and especially when its shown through TV as a reflection of real life (and intended to be so), and I think 'fuck me, if the shit hit the fan tomorrow, you'll likely have about 80% of you all die within a few weeks.

    A lot of NTs...I don't hate NTs, I'm not a far-right wing autistic supremacist. But we ARE superior. And without autistic people, this planet would have dragged itself back into the primordial ooze long ago and tried to reverse engineer themselves back to organic chemical slop without life or cellular organization. Only they'd be too fucking thick to know how, and then
    end up thinking 'well, now they have wiped my people off the planet, aborted away, then they are going to wake up and realize what a huge cavernous gulf of dog shit they just dropped themselves into.
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    I'm sorry, but what does NT stand for in your post? Surely isn't neurotransmitter...
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    Neurotypical - it's common terminology on Aspie forums etc.

    Sorry should explain more: stands for a 'normal/typical' person without aspergers/autism/ADHD/MPDD etc.
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    Well I could have told you this, but then again, being an Aspie, I am biased Funny, a mutual friend asked my ex-wife why we got divorced and she said that I "couldn't think in the abstract." I don't think that's always a bad thing.
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    I'll drink to that^

    And yeah, my bad there I should have explained. NT=vanilla edition human. Kind of a habit to abbreviate it when a lot of the time spent online is in the company of other auties/aspies.

    And aihfl....divorcing someone because they aren't prone to thinking in the abstract..it seems a little severe, I mean, to demand that someone take up her bad habits..its kinda beyond the pale.
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    ^ What can I say, she's an abrasive pushy cunt
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    Sounds like you lucked out then.

    I can't see myself ever wanting to date an NT. I'd only be borderline jesting if I said it was too close to bestiality for my liking.
    I have gone there (NTs, not bestiality) before, but its always been a fucking disaster. There just isn't anything attractive there for me. They all seem to be completely bat shit mental to be quite honest, unstable, illogical and totally ruled by their emotional whims. Its pretty nauseating really. I'm just damn glad I didn't turn out broken like that. To compare, dating other auties (preferably) or aspies, its pretty much always gone well. And there is this one girl I know with Rett's, and damn....she drives me absolutely crazy. I find that the oddballs and freaks are...well...refreshing if that makes sense. their/our quirks and personal oddities..makes for a unique and refreshing person to be around. Also, less tendency towards being judgemental twats, and its always good to have someone who can actually think logically, rather than spending their lives with their heads in the clouds.

    Plus, there is always the advantage of knowing that someone else with, more probably than not, some unique and/or unusual interests/hobbies of their own isn't going to freak when they see me wearing goggles, gas mask, blast-shield over my face and elbow-length gloves, poring over a flask full of fuming, corrosive, stinking god only knows what (chemistry and biotech are my areas of interest, so anyone dating me better get used to that sort of sight, and to the idea that there are going to be times when I've already started work on some project of mine and I can't leave the lab because whatever it is needs babysitting to ensure that, for example, the ceiling doesn't end up covered in white phosphorus, dripping bromine, or some mercury salt-spewing disaster zone doesn't choose my lab as ground zero)
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    That sounds like a lucky find, Limpet. How are things going with her if you don't mind my asking?
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    I didn't imply I was with anyone. If I was I'd have said so explicitly. Haven't been with anyone since my ex fiancee, and I've not seen her since she was 14; and I'm nearly 32 now, so that;d be 13-14 years ago now. Kanner's autie girl, kinda tinly,petite brunette, absolute dynamite she was, things didn't end up as they should, not really due to us, but a series of unfortunate events that forced us apart, made us unable to contact each other. I've not dated ever since; not sure I ever will, Imiss her too much.
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