Sunday, August 05, 2012

One of a kind

According to legend, the brilliant, famous and eccentric mathematician Paul Erdos stopped taking amphetamines for a month to win a bet. He then declared that mathematics had been set back by a month and resumed his habit. Erdos was also fond of a cup of coffee, but he had no time for alcohol, which he referred to as poison.

Erdos is one of the dozens of awe-inspiring famous people in my fantastically big and interesting list of dead and living famous people who have been identified as autistic. It has been almost a year since I added anything to that list, and I don't foresee much work happening on it in the near to mid future. 

A referenced list of 175 famous or important people diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition or subject of published speculation about whether they are or were on the autistic spectrum

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