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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


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comment Why is Asperger Syndrome poorly recognised in France?
@Christian Could you elaborate on that? I have a (Dutch) Asperger diagnosis, but never had medicine for it, only "soft" treatment/training.
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comment Why is Asperger Syndrome poorly recognised in France?
Interesting post. As for the first paragraph, I would recommend visiting France; I really don't think they're remotely behaving like aspies (unlike, say, Finland, where asperger is very well recognised)
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comment Why is Asperger Syndrome poorly recognised in France?
@ChuckSherrington No, sorry, I sometimes forget to accept, in particular on sites where I'm not very active. I've accepted now.
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comment What drives civilization?
@Everyone I didn't even notice the incomplete sentence!
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comment What drives civilization?
civilization is that state of being where beings of a community recognize that collaboration rather than competition for resources. To paraphrase Ghandi (When asked what he thought of Western civilization): "I think it would be a splendid idea."
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comment How to explain emoticons to an autistic person?
@OriesokVlassky Sure? I don't think I have ever seen explanations, only definitions...
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answered How to explain emoticons to an autistic person?
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comment How to explain emoticons to an autistic person?
Wow! That explanation of what neurotypicals mean by I understand you is very enlightening to me! Maybe I should consider using this Q&A to learn more about neurotypicals :) (Yes I do understand emoticons)
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