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So They Say

So They Say "Passion, falling in love, and standing up for justice are all perfectly compatible with Asperger syndrome. What most people with AS find difficult is casual chatting--they can't do small talk." --Cambridge University researcher Simon Baron Cohen discussing his theory that Albert Einstein had AS, a form of autism. From New Scientist "It's almost as if someone drew a sharp line between old-world primates--including people--and other animals, saying, 'I'll let you clone cattle,

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So They Say


"Passion, falling in love, and standing up for justice are all perfectly compatible with Asperger syndrome. What most people with AS find difficult is casual chatting--they can't do small talk."

--Cambridge University researcher Simon Baron Cohen discussing his theory that Albert Einstein had AS, a form of autism. From New Scientist

"It's almost as if someone drew a sharp line between old-world primates--including people--and other animals, saying, 'I'll let you clone cattle, mice, sheep, even rabbits and cats, but monkeys and humans require something more.'"

--University of Pittsburgh Medical School researcher Gerald Schatten on chromosomal abnormalities in cloned, high-primate embryos. From Science

"Scientifically, it is one of the most important chocolate samples in the world."

--Cameron McNeil, City University of New York, discussing a 2,600-year-old chunk of chocolate found in a Mayan burial plot. From The New York Times


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