cropped-376px-the_trees_have_ears_and_the_field_has_eyes_by_hieronymus_bosch.jpgIs Asperger’s a syndrome or a disorder? This author with high-functioning autism takes the position that it is a different way of perceiving and being, but not one that should be treated as pathological or undesirable. Neurodiversity is as legitimate as any other form of diversity: cultural, racial or ethnic, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, mental ability, social class, age, national origin, political affiliation, religion, or linguistic group. As our societies, through global interaction and education, evolve a more complex understanding of human and animal nature, we can hope they will not only come to tolerate but also to embrace everyone who lives under the sun, or even by the light of the moon.