At 2/5/13 02:49 AM, Lucky wrote:
At 2/5/13 02:42 AM, Lintire wrote:
he may just be autistic, like this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8YXZTlwTAU
At 2/5/13 02:34 AM, Lucky wrote:
Welp I'm doneIt'll be interesting to see if he maintains his interest for art as he grows older.
This kid's better than 90% of the new art threads
Considering the amount of children who dabble in drawing at a young age (read; all of them) it's a wonder there aren't more child prodigies circling Facebook.
Eidetic memory and Autism are entirely divorced from each other. Savants like Stephen Wilkshire are in an incredibly tiny portion of Austitics. The kid *might* be autistic, and judging from his sociable demeanor he almost certainly isn't, but it would have nothing to do with his skill.
The misconception that austistic people are talented or smart is incredibly inaccurate. Statistically speaking, somewhere in between 25% and 70% of austitic people meet the criteria for mental retardation, and anecdotally speaking, the unfortunately vast amount of autistic people I've met (through the absolute fucking pleasure of having an autistic brother who's in half a dozen different support groups) have been completely fucking idiots.
Give your average austitic person a pencilcase and they'll organise the contents to be parrallel to the desk before slamming their faces in the middle of it.
It shouldn't annoy me as much as it does, but every time I see some autistic character who's secretly a genius all I can think about is how it's a wonder they're not biting their hand and throwing a screaming fit whenever somebody doesn't start walking with their left foot.
The more you know. Or the more I rant about my pet peeves, whatever.