Turings Running Tolerance
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Marathons without Walls
More on the Autism Pain Tolerance /MarathonsOur Autistic hero Alan Turing 1912-1954 was also a runner. He was a member of several running clubs in England and did all kinds of events from Marathons to shorter events. In the book by Andrew Hodges (1983) called The Enigma, Author Hodges quotes many letters from Alan to various people (no phones in those days) and one to his mother stated how we had participated in a big running event and his team mates were sore and hurting he was unaffected. Odds are he was, he just never felt it! Again we don't feel 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9 on the pain scale. I seen a picutre of him finishing a Marathon in the book and he was a very good runner.
Our modern Anthropology also has the same story to tell weather we are doing athletics or suffering from an injury. If autism professionals would listen to our story and look at our X-rays they might indeed wake up to the Crypto Sensitivity Autism Guidelines the Autism Society just dusted off again.I know we are on the bottom of the gene pool and our story is too wild but, before modern autism it was at least somewhat understood. Naturally no traditional thinker can even fathom the idea that we don't feel pain or that matter think in a different process They work under the assumption if they don't, we can't possibly have the super keen and lacking senses all at once.
"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all, that the sheltered and protected can never experience" John Stuat Mill-Philosopher-1806-1873