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Comment Re:Not surprising at all (Score 1) 483

My younger sister (not a geek or a nerd or any such) was a Speech and Hearing Major in college. In this capacity, she worked a lot with autistic children. I remember one time when the family was together and she was talking about the aspects of autism, both positive and negative, like trouble with empathy and facility with language -- punning and suchlike -- and I found myself thinking, "My God, that sounds like me, only worse!"

It was at that point that I started suspecting that many of my social difficulties result from what might be a very mild form of autism. It's always nice to see those little "gee, what if..." moments reflected in massive academic tomes.

Going the speed of light is bad for your age.