When the sun shines, we should drop our mathematics and go out 'to enjoy the Sun'. Those who don't are considered odd. They must 'have a personality disorder' of some kind. If you spend time on something 'you don't need anyway', like mathematics, something must be wrong with you.
Maybe there -is- something wrong with me after all? Gary Numan, a musician I like, has Asperger syndrome. Maybe I have the same disorder? It would be an explanation for my 'strange behaviour' since Numan is usually considered somewhat strange too. Considering that, according to some statistics, over half of the population has some form of personality disorder, this is a normal question to ask. I looked up a test for Asperger Syndrome, completed it, and here is the result:
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24. 'An average math contest winner' - Exactly right, if you change winner to contestant of course. Programmers score 21, which I am and explains that even in that context I am considered somewhat as a Nerd, sometimes anyway. The average man scores 18, while a male biologist scores 15. A score of 32 strongly indicates Asperger. Asperger is a form of autism. - I am in the clear. If you are interested in your own score on the Nerd scale you'll find it at this site.
Some people who have (had) Asperger.
- Albert Einstein
- Isaac Newton
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Bill Gates
- Robin Williams and
who all did, "sort-of" well.
(*) Even if the 'real' answer is Yes, the answer is still NO. Because Asperger Syndrome is merely an invention by psychiatrists. A real disease can be determined during an autopsy. The zillions of diseases, syndromes ( supposedly caused by chemical imbalances ) are inventions to justify prescriptions of psychiatric drugs which are as addictive to the patient as profitable to the manufacturer. ( See: CCHR )