Alan Turing's Thoughts
"But Alan could not see the point of the schooling so dearly won for him. Even in French, once is favorite, the master wrote' His lack of interest is very depressing except when something amuses him.' He developed a particularly annoying way of ignoring the teaching during the term and then coming top in the examination."
That sounds like Picture thought and Splinter skills at work! And they worked! I suspect his teachers seen a lost in space lack of eye contact child that indeed looked like he was not interested or even a grasping one thing the teacher was saying. BUT in reality Alan was hearing it all thinking with is picture thoughts, your day dreams, and connecting all kinds of things together in his mind and even possibly connecting the French to his understood math splinter skill. The results were obviously outstanding as they said he came out on top.
As for amusing Alan I suspect he was charmed when as happens to all of us occasionally when we connect a few things via picture thoughts and the result might have been a funny or odd picture thought. ----Insert here some of our good ideas that often form our inventions--- If we get a few ringer picture thoughts they are most likely connected to us somehow thus our interests is peaked for a bit,as this is one of the few times we actually connect with any scale to our traditional teaching.
Alan might have simply been doing the internal slow motion version of traditional thought, the very same stuff I call Autism. This is the SAME stuff people from all over the world in our Internet Anthropology all claim and it might be the Autism no one ever knew about. Obviously he was doing this on his own, and his autism was self taught, self realized, just like ours is. He probably had is own picture thought dictionary, his own short cut for social things figured out and might have never realized at this point in his life that his school mates didn't think like he was thinking. What is normal for us is so 'natural' we don't realize our day dream thinking process is the very cause for concern form a traditional thinkers point of view? I don't know how many times I was interrupted from a perfectly good picture thought by my grade school teachers, yelling at me to pay attention. I remember my 2nd Grade teacher (Mrs. Thomson?) asking me a question in an effort to prove I hadn't been paying attention and I simply astounded her by answering her correctly, it just happened I was nearly done with that picture thought and I was naturally close to an answer a traditional person might understand.
I think all Autistic kids that picture think could do this and you just read how well it works, now just imagine if we were actually taught or at least encouraged to think this way, our natural way? This is the very ground work for Autism becoming proficient and proficient autism mimics traditional thought much to the chrign of the Autism Guru's. I have many people from all over via my blog and those that some ability or relate picture thought simply BLOOM when they meet us and some in the spectrum with no picture thought ability think we are full of something. Our success no matter how you slice it is success and it is our misfortune we came out of this double-blind experience just to look down the barrel of Rain Man's gun.
Modern Autistc's are forever unknowingly cursed as the modern Wimpy autism eductions of today do their utmost in creating more group home people than need be. The difference between Autism success and Failure is only a few key picture thoughts as our Anthropology has proved. There again our autism 'experts' have never even had a picture thought and seemingly don't care to know about them. Minds are like parachutes they only work when they are open!
Rich Shull,,,, http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com/