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First: It's an unwarranted and unevidenced personal attack to say I regard people with Asper's as inferior. I don't. They are what they are, just as hyperemotional people are what they are. The intent of the label was the opposite, to point out that emotional over-coloring of decisions can lead to socially tragic outcomes as well as under-colored ones.

It's been pointed out for a long time (Descartes' Error, The Adapted Mind) that human decisions are made more by the diaphragm than the forebrain. Just listening to the love stories about instinct, poetry, guessing, etc makes me wonder if maybe we're way too far over in that direction.

We already have clear, logical, rational fact piles to assemble our decisions from, but we don't. Maybe we need a fact piled with personality, sort of like Al Gore, only warmer. Easy enough to build a C3PO diplomatic robot, easy enough to build a Jeopardy winner.

Maybe we have already gone far enough, and need a middle ground, devoid of hysteria about human value, since they already range from submission to chauvinism.

Thanks for your comments. They're all valuable.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Fri Aug 26th, 2011 at 08:57:01 PM EST

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