re: autism, pseudoscience 

@drwho That kind of stuff is what I worry about - I have a lot of respect for the author and their non-academic writings otherwise...

re: autism, pseudoscience 

I'm kinda doubly disappointed because the author is neurodivergent themself and the ideas were really interesting, but it seems like they backpedaled to status quo for whatever reason.

I kinda prefer the typical NT gibberish research papers that start with the copypasta of the autism "definition" because I just delete them without a second thought.

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re: autism, pseudoscience 

(For the record, it's okay if you don't understand why writing a paper on this topic can't be ethically reconciled with an inability to answer that question, as long as you don't write such papers yourself)

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re: autism, pseudoscience 

(3rd strike was "Indeed, a related possible worry here is that if we accept the different form of life hypothesis, then it may become less clear on what grounds we could distinguish different forms of life from genuine disorders across the board. Is, say, psychopathy—which is also typically associated with empathy deficits—simply a different form of life too? Where would we draw the line?")

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autism, pseudoscience 

When reading papers and articles about autism I have a "3 strikes and you're out" rule - I stop reading after the 3rd instance of utter nonsense or awfulness.

Most papers don't make it past the abstract but I just read something that I read until halfway through the last page and I must say I'm almost impressed.

Chapman, R. (2019). Autism as a Form of Life: Wittgenstein and the Psychological Coherence of Autism. Metaphilosophy, (doi.org/10.1111/meta.12366)

online culture, zoophilia mention 

I got flagged that some folks have been wondering if my display name is a nod to zoophiles, and that I should probably change it.

No one asked me those things directly (of course), but my answers are no and no.

The joke in my display name is a combination of a manosphere dig, an astronomy pun and a Latin pun. It stays because I value expressing myself way more than succumbing to reactionary bad faith internet paranoia.

plural, DID 

saying that DID is a disorder characterised by being plural is like saying that a broken leg is a disorder characterised by having a leg

Why call it the big O notation and not the Omega notation?

and probably almost every psychiatrist that ever existed

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"Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction" and "restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities." describes APA pretty well

re: bot, potentially bad 

@RumPartov Dude, that sounds boring as fuck.

re: bot, potentially bad 

@RumPartov I thought we were in an exclusive monogamous relationship!

re: bot, potentially bad 

@RumPartov I thought I'm your partner!

@Stoori it used to be one of my favourite stim toys as a kid!

re: transphobia, performative allyship, Brighton/UK 

I suppose it compares to the audacity of them displaying a nonbinary flag while requiring a mandatory binary gender marker on their join form

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