Stop it Chis, in your desperation to make Joe Biden appear a credible candidate you are embarrassing yourself. Look at this:
“The very fact that you would make that diagnosis in the face of obvious contrary evidence demonstrates that you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
What contrary evidence? The evidence we’ve all seen in Joe’s memory lapses, mental meltdowns and rambling, incoherent answers to straightforward questions are the evidence most people would accept.
The only true thing you said is that aphasia (a word you, not I, brought into the exchange,) does not impair intelligence. That’s doubly true in Joe’s case, stupidity is not something that crept up on him with old age, he was always stupid as evidenced by his stealing Neil Kinnock’s speech and passing it off as his own in 1988. Back then he was clearly to stupid to realise people in UK follow American News and would be all over such a pathetic stunt.
When in rehab, recovering from a brain haemorrhage, back in 1997 (I was lucky, the damage left my cognative abilities and memory intact and took my mobility, which, to me at least, was the best outcome I could have hoped for. Being so articulare myself I was invited to help the speech therapists who were working with people whose brain damage resulted in aphasia. Here’s the correct definition:
Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain from injury or disease.
In pathology, the impairment or abolition of the faculty of using and understanding written and spoken language, independently of any failure of the intellectual processes or any disease or paralysis of the vocal organs.
Loss of the power of speech, or of the appropriate use of words, the vocal organs remaining intact, and the intelligence being preserved. It is dependent on injury or disease of the brain.