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    Statistics, Theology, Philosophy, Music
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    That slightly odd kid you love anyway.
  1. I would say that there is a plethora of evidence for God, though yes, we cannot prove (the existence of) God in an empirical manner. Consider Christianity, which proclaims the death and resurrection of the person of Jesus Christ. He is believed to be fully man and fully God, born into a Jewish family over 2,000 years ago. Even though we can't run an experiment to reproduce his resurrection, we can still investigate the person of Jesus because it is a historical event. Similarly, we don't discount the Roman Empire and say, Tiberius, on the account that we cannot reproduce any part of it.
  2. No. The recent movie that came out was good, but I rolled my eyes so many times at the character. She is anything but a well-adjusted individual. But that's a different story.
  3. Yeah, I'm hoping if there are people in those fields, they'd be willing to share briefly about their research. I haven't really narrowed down my own research interests beyond the broad umbrella, so I'm trying to get ideas/insight.
  4. Thank you. You have provided incredible insight. While my former partner is a (suspected) Aspie, I have been labeled an empath by people who know me. Sometimes, I think of it as intuition - I notice small changes in facial expressions/body language, and I can almost perceive how someone else is feeling as soon as I see someone. My partner is in a season of trying to avoid me. No resentment, but our failure to communicate led to disagreements that are now causing my partner stress. Having just recently learned about AS and how my partner fits the bill (based on the books I've read so far),
  5. I have tried talking to my partner before, who said that thinking about our past fights still stressed him/her out. And that he/she needs more time to overcome it. That was before I knew about the AS side of him/her. I'd like to ease my way back into his/her life, and regain his/her trust. I truly love this person, and am willing to try what I can to give it a second chance. How do you think my partner would handle me approaching him/her again to have a discussion, but with more clarify and less emotions?
  6. I can't be sure if my former partner was fully aware of having AS, but I've read some articles/books that would put him/her on that spectrum. If I have to guess, he/she has some marginal awareness, but never disclosed it during our time together. Now that I've discovered AS is a possibility with my partner, I am doing my best to research it. Yes, I do see that the journey ahead will be challenging. And I may very well be stupid for wanting to give it another shot, but I love my partner for who he/she is, and now that I'm aware of the AS, it helps me understand my partner better. If only m
  7. Juno, thank you so much for sharing. Your story gives me hope. Nevertheless, I have already messed up. I was impatient and confrontational. I have since taking strides to make changes (counseling, growing up, etc). Having recently learned of my partner's AS, I find the awareness tremendously helpful, and I will continue to do my own research on it. From your experience, is there a possibility of convincing/demonstrating to my reclusive, conflict-averse AS partner that I have changed and with more maturity and understanding, we should try again? If so, what steps would you recommend?
  8. Oh, yes. For sure. I'm considered neutrotypical, and have my own set of issues. And even if I end up with a non-Aspie, it's not going to be perfect.
  9. It's the whole "you deserve someone better who can love you fully" type of advice. People mean well, and I appreciate that they have my best interests at heart. Maybe I am being foolish for wanting to stick with my partner, even with the understanding that I may not receive love the same way I give love. However, having very recently learned of it, I started crying because so much of the relationship now makes sense. And I hope it's not too late to reconcile, because darn it, I want to fight for my Aspie and for a future together, if only my Aspie will allow me. I'm not sure if my partner
  10. Thank you for recommending the book, I'll definitely look into it! Sorry you had to go through this journey on your own, but I appreciated that you shared your story. The reason I ask is that a former partner (who is slightly older than me, and with whom I am hoping to reconcile, or at least be on friendly terms) potentially has Asperger's. It didn't occur to me until months after the relationship had ended, when a friend who has AS pointed out, that it was a possibility for my partner as well. So, I read up on AS, and realized that many of the symptoms applied to my partner. In
  11. Per title of topic, anyone pursuing or has a Ph.D. in the field? Asking to learn more about experiences, research topics, and to hopefully make connections for potential collaborations in the future. Pretty much a "tell-me-anything" sort of question.
  12. Has anyone taken an Autism Quotient test and if so, could you point me to it? And for those who are (self-)diagnosed with Asperger's, how has it affected your relationships (with family, friends, partners, etc)?
  13. I will leave you with a list of names ... Peter Kreeft Scott Hahn Francis Collins John Lennox Ian Hutchinson ... and many more! But start with that list, and the books that were written by them.
  14. IMO, science and religion are NOT incompatible. They answer different questions. My encouragement is to seek to understand with an open mind and heart, regardless of whether you're a believer or an atheist. We can't completely avoid confirmation bias in our endeavors to understand science and/or faith, but having awareness of it could result in us being more honest to our discoveries. If, in learning about faith, one discovers that it is not incompatible with science and/or previously established beliefs and biases, then one must be humble to admit that. And this applies for those co
  15. Old thread, so not sure who's even paying attention. But I would recommend By What Authority? written by Mark Shea.
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