Monday, April 09, 2007

Did Mr. Darcy Have Asperger's?

At first I thought this was a bit silly, but upon further reflection, maybe it demonstrates that people on the spectrum have been around for a very long time, and represent a predictable, recurring aspect of human nature.

I may touch more on this after I finish reading Unstrange Minds, a new book on autism written by a medical anthropologist. It explores the labels we give to different human behaviors. So far it is really good.

2 comments:

MOTHER OF MANY said...

Thinking about it he does seem to have autistic tendencies.

Eric said...

Forgive the random post on the subject.
I am very excited about new research pointing to an inability to metabolise fatty acids as being a major contributor towards child autism. We are currently supplementing with l-carnitine and are seeing great results!