[ExI] shining example and COVID-19

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Sun Mar 29 13:11:36 UTC 2020



> On Behalf Of SR Ballard via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] shining example and COVID-19


However, lots of people who are high-IQ show some traits that might belong to the “Asperger” family, and their children are likely to have more of these traits than either individual parent. This would limit the ability of such children to produce offspring.


### This is a pretty complicated subject, hard to address in a post. Autism is associated with low IQ but then high-IQ is mildly associated with some autistic traits. Hard to tell what is the overall impact on general fertility but I would think it's relatively minor.




>…Perhaps there is no causation, but there is correlation in this instance.


Families with autistic members have an increased rate of children with autism.


Older parents are more likely to have autistic children.






For years I have been toying with the notion that perhaps Asperger’s is the form of autism in which the autistic person recognizes he or she is emotionally out of step with most of the rest of human race, but decides to try to join mainstream humanity.  The person is mentally capable enough to look deep within and ask why, then take steps to counteract those factors.





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