Darwin Had Asperger’s Syndrome, Professor Says
Did Charles Darwin have Asperger’s syndrome? That’s what one professor thinks.
The author of On the Origin of Species who pioneered the theory of evolution would turn 200-years-old this month. And now, Professor Michael Fitzgerald at Trinity College in Ireland believes Darwin’s tendency toward solitude and his obsessions with insects, shells, chemistry and gadgets indicate that the man had Asperger’s.
Fitzgerald will present his ideas at a meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Academic Psychiatry Wednesday, reports The (London) Telegraph. To read more click here.
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