ORIGINAL: Prince of Eckmühl
Why are y'all hatin' on RH? All he started out suggesting was that (war)gamers tend to exhibit behaviors associated with autism, at least more so than the AVERAGE human-being. Ever talked to a wargamer that's memorized not only the rules for ASL, BUT ALSO THE VALUES FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTERSET? Does that sound like your average bear?
OBVIOUSLY, the sources that RH cited are describing a broad-spectrum of folks, some of whom are wargamers, the overwhelming majority of whom fall within the "normal" range of human behavior. What is being described, specific personality traits, exist over a broad continuum, and only fit a clinical definition at the statistical margins.
At no point have I gotten the impression that RH was making fun of, and/or ridiculing, children who manifest behaviors consistant with a clinical definition of autism. As near as I can tell, he was just offering up a framework for the analysis of the quirkier aspects of some wargamers. I see no offense in that, none, whatsoever.
That some of our other posters are apparently struggling with the implications of the study in question saddens me. Is Ravinghood the culprit, here, or is it the study, itself? And, frankly, attempts to stifle discussion such as RH has thrust upon the group strikes me as sort of anti-intellectual.
PoE (aka ivanmoe)
Hey Prince did you happen to look where that article came from that I linked? Obviously the others didn't. It's from THE WARGAMER.com itself. Which most of you know is a subsiderary or investment partner of Matrixgames to begin with. So, they are just slapping Matrixgames and The Wargamer around making comments about it. But, because "I" put up the link it was sooooooo much easier to attack me than Matrixgames or The Wargamer. Some people here are just too funny for words trying their level hardest to get me banned. Don't know why though? I'm such a nice guy. ;)
Here I'll link it again from the very same spot: http://www.wargamer.com/news/news.asp?nid=5451
Notice it says tadah dah dat dah daahhh wargamer.com/news ;)
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