I know our friend Einstein has been quoted and miss quoted for years, including by yours truly, since he is not here to defend himself, his reputation will have to suffer a bit more as I put even more words in his mouth or thoughts in is mind. Still there is a bond if you will, as I read his quotes and review his work and see the mind set we share I know what "planet" he came from. If I'm right he had an Autistic mind set and his Autism Picture based mind works just like our does. Autism is the simple building blocks of the mind. They are step by step one by one thoughts that compile to form your 'normal thoughts'. They are daydream based thus the thinking in pictures bit we all talk about including the so called 'Autism Experts' of today. The big difference is they pay lip service to our default thought process as they have never experienced it.
Daydream thinking is our primary mind set and thus the source for our "vivid imagination" our good ideas our wild inventions.Our super splinter skills stem from them. They are at one end MR/DD as they are so "simple" and at the other end of the scale they are indeed Einstein. It is nearly impossible to describe to the average person the depth the intense amount of information in our picture thoughts as it would take 20 computer programs and 1000's of detailed computer screens to mimic our detailed thoughts. That brings up points of its own .Our thoughts have never been in a text book before, so they don't exist in the real world. Research has never asked the right questions to discover our minds and sadly normal thinkers just don't (in general) don't have enough of what it takes to figure out what we have.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein
I know and feel for the average reader of this blog as all common sense say's there is no way Autism can be Einstein but indeed it is. Unless an Autism Researcher or two will risk their job and reputation and become a trail blazer mankind will sit on the discovery of the building blocks of the mind for a few more centuries. When you think "normally" your thinking with only 1/2 the facts of real life that is the compromise needed for people to present as normal. I predict once our Autism thoughts are finally figured out they will be only one spectrum of Picture in Picture Thoughts (a few steps above Temple Grandin's work) where normal humans will discover their sweet spot. Build upon those thoughts like we have and readily see the Einstein and Alan Turing (father of the computer) mind set and go the down the scale the other way and see how the Mental Retardation angles get so much attention.
So much of what we learn as humans is just so incomplete. If school were taught properly pre School would be Picture Thoughts daydream thoughts and when those were completed and functioning traditional school like we know it would be successful for everyone. Those not gifted in all subjects ( I predict) could be taught in their splinter skill area and be come a well rounded citizen living productive lives- just like many old Autisitcs like me, we were lucky enough to miss Rain Man Era Designer Autism. As Modern Autistic get marked for lack of eye contact and their gate keepers are shocked by that ideal they would NOT Be If they only realized they were witnessing the Einstein side of Autism . When we do that our OPTIC vision is OFF yes, our eyes are off and our brains are projecting thoughts of their own into our optic nerve. When we think like that we are in effect (simply stated) Thinking in Pictures. This medieval mind set is the building blocks of the mind and fully connected the answer to all mankind's burning questions. If our Autism Gate keepers knew that we were doing autism correctly and KNEW they knew that was what we were supposed to be doing with our invisible to you thoughts they would delighted to see our lack of eye contact ,and like our old Autism teachers did - they just got used to it and let us do our own thing. It worked very well! These thoughts tell us everything from the root basics like how to move our bodies- to one plus one is two- to how to deal with people (primitative level) to E= MC 2. Remember autism is the building blocks of the mind.
While I have your attention now is a good as time as any to make one further big statement Autism being the building blocks of the mind will also some day add 1000's of chapters to the psychology books as every thing from Einstein himself to dyslexia , stuttering , personality issues, depression ,sexuality and more all have logical fit together ,work together explanations that will just blow away a modern Psychologist. That 's Ok mankind is so slow and primitative and backwards that modern generation psychologist will not have to worry about learning something new- especially from the very "retards" they are researching. This thought base is so complete it even goes back to the cave person and fills in the gap in evolution. (humor ) Well that statement has the bees buzzing around the hive. Just think, some day Psychology will be a simple fill in the blanks type of thing and not a Dr Phil TV show. Just like we walk and craw and speak by a certain ages the Psychology developments autism presents that make us 'normal' can also be done by the numbers in order.
Rich Shull On The Blog Autism Pre Rain Man Autism