Re Asperger's, Lee asks:
Are you really serious about this or are you being facetious?
Let's consider it part by part. First two paragraphs - I'm just reporting here.
Do I seriously believe that there is such a theory? Of course.
Do I believe it is seriously speculative? Yes.
Do I think it's interesting? Yes.
Next two paragraphs. Let me be more explicit. Suppose we take a standard diagnostic list like this one. If we sort a large random group according to the degree at which they exhibit these characteristics, do I seriously believe that physicists would tend to cluster more on one side of the mean? Yes. The side with the extreme constituting the true Aspies? Yes.
Finally, I really do believe that the heroic characters in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged are pretty far toward the Aspie/Autistic side of this line - far enough to be classifiable.
Does that answer the question?