It takes a pretty brainy dude to defy contemporary science and religion with a single world changing theory. Fortunately for us, Charles Darwin was next level brainy.
But the great man who unearthed the truth about where people came from, was not the greatest people person on earth...
Despite his super sweet collection of marine invertebrates and cool beetles and stuff, he wasn’t a natural selection for the ladies. He didn’t make a lot of friends during his 5 years on boat, with his obsessive compulsive disorders, fixation on details, and fear of conversation.. which has all lead modern psychologists to believe that old Charlie was probably autistic.
But, whatever.. If these qualities enabled him to develop our entire understanding of the natural world, then sweet as.
So this Autism Awareness Month, remember, before we knew what autism was, they were shaping history. Let’s not stop them now.