Asperger Syndrome Anyone?
I don't know if I am being irrational myself, or there's a new trend coming, and we should be aware of it.
First of all, let's define Asperger Syndrome:
Asperger's syndrome ( /ˈɑːspərɡərz/, /ˈæspərɡərz/ or /ˈaspəːdʒə(r)z/ ass-pur-jə(r)z), also known as Asperger syndrome or Asperger disorder, is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.}
Aspergers became a distinct disease and diagnosis in 1992, when it was included in the tenth published edition of the World Health Organization’s diagnostic manual. If that's the case, how come people keep diagnosing historical figures with it? Some of these people were not religious and smart. Is it possible that in the future atheists may be diagnosed as "Aspies", as these people like to call themselves? One of the problems Aspergerians is that they can fail to understand abstract concepts, like math, even though some people like Alan Turing might have had it. How dangerous would this be? It wouldn't be the first time psychologists persecute people for being different. They have done it to homosexuals in the past.