Listening to Eric's call today, I began to wonder. Why is he so out of touch with reality? Does he suffer from a mental deficiency, or is it because his handicap has kept him from experiencing so much of life that he simply hasn't had the chance to develop those basic interpersonal skills that the average person acquires (a la Brian Peppers)? He doesn't seem retarded, but he also doesn't come across as very bright. Nature or nurture?