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02 November 2012 - 09:41 PMI'm in! Woo!
I'll take anything PauloxLucy related.
09 August 2012 - 01:08 AMI have a soft spot for orchestrated music. I've attended two Zelda concerts, and they were both amazing. I'm pretty open to different types though. I own soundtracks to the Layton Series, Ace Attorney series, Zelda series, Xenogears, and Chrono Trigger (although it's like, two songs :T). I'm hoping to get more soundtracks.
15 July 2012 - 07:25 PMIt would seem that it is more of a curse than a blessing for people with severe Autism to live. But then again, killing them? We as humans don't have any right to end another's life simply because it "would be better this way". Until we can predict the future with startling accuracy (or rather non-startling accuracy, as we'll have predicted it) we can't say someone's life will be better if they just ended it right then. Who knows if a severely Autistic person actually views his or her life a certain way?
There is only one case I know of where an individual that is fairly high on the spectrum was capable of communicating their thoughts not through speaking, but typing. You don't need to watch the entire video to get the gist of what Carly (the autistic individual) was capable of doing. Note: Start at 5:07 to see specifically the kinds of things she types.
Although it's once case I know of, who knows how many are like Carly, who have trouble controlling their actions or can't even speak but appears to be completely mentally sound. But again, it's just one case, and we can't generalize it to all cases of autism.
15 July 2012 - 06:58 AMActually, I'm not against euthanasia, but it really depends. It would be on a case by case basis. For example, I support physician assisted suicide in certain circumstances. You're right Moosack, it's still being debated today. Another issue is being able to tell for sure if someone is incapable of thinking for themselves entirely. It's not always possible for all cases. Human consciousness/unconsciousness still leaves us with quite a bit of mystery.
With how medicine and studies are, it's unfortunate (though unsurprising) that we don't have absolute answers or definitions for everything. Yes, I'm against over diagnosing (I'm quite aware of it), but could we go through ALL the studies and cases to make sure that everyone was diagnosed properly 100%? Who knows. Terms and definitions are also continuously changed with research and data as well. I'm also not too familiar with the diagnosing process, but I do know (at least with the company I work with) the children undergo regular assessments. Hopefully, then, doctors and researchers can come up with a better, more accurate process.
We also don't know how autism is caused entirely. I know also that there's genetic testing for disorders such as downs syndrome, but I don't think there's anything for autism yet - and it especially doesn't help that autism is a spectrum disorder, too. I bring that up because it's ties into whether people could choose to abort should they find out that the fetus has a certain chance of having a certain disorder, which relates to euthanasia.
15 July 2012 - 03:27 AMNeeds more backhand.
I am pretty surprised though that Sandy acted that way, especially for having meeting Mike the first time in person after so long. It seems more like an impulse reaction, anyway. Can't wait to see how Mike reacted.