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Troy Camplin
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Interdisciplinary Scholar, Poet, and Playwright
Interdisciplinary Scholar, Poet, and Playwright

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I recently read The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin. It is a fascinating book that really draws your attention to what is known and what is unknown about autism — and some of the problems with autism research that are caused by the fact that most…

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According to the Autism Quotient (AQ) scale, which goes from 1 to 50, 16 is your typical neurotypical, and you likely have autism if you score above a 32. 26-31 is the “Asperger’s” range. I have taken the AQ test a few times, and I score around 35. My…

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After I learned my son had autism, I learned that I have Asperger’s Syndrome, and so I have actually taken it upon myself to read some things that might help me. One book I have come across is the Asperger’s Syndrome Workplaces Survival Guide. The first…

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When when Daniel was 5 and Dylan was still 2, I noticed something about the way each would eat. When Daniel would eat, he would pile food on the spoon and then uses his hands to try to put the food in his mouth. He would also pick up food from off the…

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In my research into my son’s autism, I came to realize a great many things about myself. For example, I have in many ways spent a great deal of my time “learning to become human” — or learning to “fit in” with normal human beings. Most of the time, when I…

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There is a fantastic piece by Geoffrey Miller on The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech in which he makes the argument that Isaac Newton wouldn’t have been welcome on today’s university campuses. Ever since the Middle Ages, universities have nurtured…

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My Burning Heat, My Light
I do not mean to burn you out-my wife, My friends, acquaintances are blistered, red From my white coals--I'm meaning well, but dread Is why I've bred from blackened soles and strife. You dance around me--each flame feels a knife- I only want a welcome war...

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The Ruiners of Mankind
"all the means by which one has so far attempted to make mankind moral were through and through immoral." -- Nietzsche, TI In The Twilight of the Idols , Nietzsche warned us against the "improvers of mankind," that such people never in fact sought to improv...

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Patterns, patterns everywhere. I can see patterns immediately. I can quickly learn anything that matches a previous pattern I already know. And these are very complex patterns I see everywhere, in everything. New patterns excite me. I want to tell you…

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Sex Disparities, Left-Handedness, ASD, and the Workplace
Is it possible for men and women to have identical abilities and yet still show a difference in those abilities without there being some conspiracy of men to keep women down? Consider a few facts. Studies of math abilities between men and women showed no di...
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