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Old 03/03/2006, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Belief and Intelligence

see, this is the problem. what counts? what are you measuring? are you measuring a general capacity to function/reason? If this is so it is most likely an intuitive conclusion which has no experimental validity.

If you are measuring the ability to accurately draw a building or the ability to solve(correctly) a math problem, then an autistic person could be considered intelligent in this regard but not others. I believe they call these people "savants".

But in general are autistic people "capable" like we are? no. If you want to consider normal to exception social skills as a form of intelligence then they(autistics) lack it.

See, the definition does not control you, you control the definition.
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