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The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Scientific Child Prodigy - a guide

Welcome to those who are new to Scientific Child Prodigy.

It has come to my attention that some site visitors are not familiar with Ainan's story. Ainan is a prodigious young scientist. He has demonstrated this in public examinations and is the youngest person ever to have passed an O level, as verified by the Singapore Book of Records. He is at work on higher level material, presently. Indeed he has been a student of Chemistry, at Singapore Polytechnic, for over a year.

At 7 years old, Ainan was accepted into the GEP, Gifted Education Programme, after passing all their tests. They advanced him about a decade in Chemistry by placing him in classes at Raffles College and other institutions. However, the GEP had a different vision for Ainan than us. They wanted to focus on theoretical education, whereas Ainan was more interested in experimental Chemistry. We were doing all the theoretical work he needed at home. Their offer was, therefore, redundant. Thus, within a year we gave up working with the GEP. It was our decision and a good one.

I feel it necessary to point this out because some people don't take the time to find out the facts. This has led to misunderstandings by them. I hope that this clarifies matters for those who have shown they need that clarification. Thanks.

You may be looking for our IMDb listings. IMDB is the Internet Movie Database for film and tv professionals. If you would like to look at my IMDb listing for which another fifteen credits are to be uploaded, (which will probably take several months before they are accepted) please go to: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3438598/ As I write, the listing is new and brief - however, by the time you read this it might have a dozen or a score of credits...so please do take a look. My son, Ainan Celeste Cawley, also has an IMDb listing. His is found at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3305973/ My wife, Syahidah Osman Cawley, has a listing as well. Hers is found at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3463926/

There are many posts and it is easy to overlook some that would be of interest, given the simple linking structure of this site. Therefore I am going to point your attention towards some pages which could be of interest:

For the first words of my scientific child prodigy son, Ainan Celeste Cawley:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/first-words-of-child-prodigy.html

For his precociously early physical development, crawling at four months, walking at six:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/earliest-walker-earliest-talker.html

For his ability to see future developments of present science and technology:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/is-genius-prophetic.html

For Ainan's tendency to challenge himself with huge projects demanding attention and ingenuity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/grand-ambition-of-genius.html

For one of the signs of genius Ainan shows, and your kid may too:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/signs-of-genius-arcane-knowledge.html


For the early physical development of his younger brother, Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/baby-tiarnan-crawls-downstairs.html

and more on his baby athleticism:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/athleticism-in-baby-opens-door-to.html

On why the gifted, geniuses, prodigies, and savants are important:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/prodigy-genius-and-gifted-why-are-they.html

On the peer group of prodigies: who do they relate to? Who can they best communicate with?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/peer-group-of-prodigy-intelligent.html

On the scepticism that the gifted sometimes face, when others learn of their abilities:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/did-leonardo-da-vinci-exist.html

On leadership and the way it shows in my son Fintan Nadym Cawley, 3.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/leader-of-pack_25.html

Why we need more gifted education for children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/gifted-childrens-education-needs-more.html

Musical gift and how it may show itself in a baby, from Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley's example:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/baby-who-sings-himself-to-sleep.html

On Tiarnan's talkative nature and precocious speech development:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/talkative-baby-genius-verbal.html

Syahidah Osman Cawley, the mother of my three sons, including prodigy Ainan Celeste Cawley:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/09/heresmummy.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley's like of writing science books mainly in Chemistry and Physics:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/youngest-science-author.html

The socratic questioning of Ainan Celeste Cawley, as teacher of his father:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/socratic-questions-of-genius.html

The tragic neglect and waste of human gifts, that is a global problem:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/gifted-but-neglected-global-problem.html

On the possibility of photographic or eidetic memory:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/photographic-memory-myth-or-fact.html

On the need for homeschooling for gifted children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/considering-homeschooling-education-at.html

On helping grow the audience of Scientific Child Prodigy - a new blog:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/on-helping-grow-audience.html

A photo of Daddy Cawley, and a little introduction to my life:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/heresdaddy-in-singapore.html

On the difficulty of finding quality teaching in modern schools, particularly for gifted children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/education-what-education-teachers-who_13.html

On the need for mutual support in the gifted community:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/gifted-community-togetherness-is-all.html

On the adult reactions to a gifted child, a prodigy or a genius:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/genius-child-and-adult-envy.html

The artistic works of Ainan Celeste Cawley's uncle, Hafiz Osman, a Singaporean artist:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/paintings-sculptures-installations-art.html

An introduction to Hafiz Osman, Ainan's artist uncle:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/hafiz-osman-painter-sculptor.html

The problem of plagiarism that faces all creative people and how it affects your creative child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/plagiarism-and-creativity-original.html

Making time for creative work: genius needs its space...a tale about not wasting creative gifts:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/creativity-self-expression-and-time.html

The value and limits of iq testing: should you test your gifted child or not?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/iq-testing-to-test-or-not-to-test.html

The interior designs and designed objects of Ainan Celeste Cawley's artist uncle, Hafiz Osman:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/interior-designs-and-object-designs-of.html

Hafiz Osman's birthday surprise from an idea by Syahidah Osman Cawley:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/hafiz-osmans-art-birthday-surprise.html

The truth about whether the parents of prodigies are pushy or not:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/prodigy-and-pushy-parents-myth-or.html

The relationship between the iq of the parents and the children and how this relates to the inheritance of genius iq:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/genius-iq-and-genetic-inheritance.html

More of Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley's athletic progress and a discussion of Ainan's baby prowess in earlier days:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/babies-who-climb-early-athleticism.html

The internet conversation, the merits of posting a comment and the value of sharing:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/blogging-and-internet-dialogue.html

The natural confederacy that exists among the less bright, against the bright:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/confederacy-of-dunces.html

Who is the biggest bully in the school? An eye-opening discussion of a rarely recognized problem:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/biggest-bully-in-school.html

Are celebrities gifted? Do stars really shine intellectually or is it just the gloss of their make-up?
Get the truth on Hollywood stars and iq:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/celebrity-gift-or-creative-genius.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley, six, likes to invent his own scientific experiments, here is one:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/science-experiment-crash-test-dummies.html

Moderation in changes in the environment of a gifted child, preferred to address problems:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/parenting-prodigy-gifted-moderation.html

Heroism in children: how young does it show itself. Here is Fintan Nadym Cawley's own show of bravery:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/fintan-cawley-child-hero.html

A brief description of my blog and its range of contents, far and wide in the realm of genius:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/valentine-cawleys-blog-child-prodigy.html

How young do babies show high emotional intelligence? Here is Tiarnan displaying high EQ:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/emotional-intelligence-in-baby-self.html
What is the teacher's point of view on gifted children? Can they see a gifted child for what they are?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/teaching-gifted-educational.html

We all search the internet. Some do so with prejudice in mind. Here is one example:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/internet-google-search-and.html

Copyright protection is vital to all who create. Here is a discussion of Copyscape, a tool to protect against copyright breach and a mention of the financial penalties for breach:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/copyscape-and-copyright-protection.html

The prodigy paradox: the child prodigies view on educational challenge:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/10/prodigy-paradox-education-is-easy-when.html

Fatherhood brings much beauty into one's life: here is one such moment with Tiarnan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/being-daddy-parenting-highs.html

Child prodigies find it hard, in some countries, to get an education, the UK provides an example:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/oxford-university-child-prodigies-out.html

Sometimes it is hard to know where to go for information on the internet - here are some links to useful gifted resources. This will expand over time.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/gifted-links-resources-for-genius.html

True success is rarely found by people - because they approach it the wrong way, here is a better way:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/secret-of-success-be-yourself.html

Are all children gifted? Some PC spokespeople would have you believe so. Here is my take:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/all-children-are-gifted.html

On the value of patience when searching an internet site - blog or not:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/rewards-of-patience-are-sweet.html

Child prodigy is a little understood and little studied phenomenon. The academic authorities speak with little actual knowledge of the breed. So who is best to consult on the matter?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/authority-on-child-prodigy.html

Some famous people attack child prodigy, using poorly constructed arguments, and weak reasoning. It is one element of the anti-gifted agenda that is found in many places. Here is my refutation of Malcolm Gladwell's recent attack on child prodigy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/malcolm-gladwell-and-child-prodigy.html

Many of my blog readers read in detail each and every post and spend quite some time on the blog site. Here are the details of the present record-holders, stars of the blog reading world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/record-breaking-internet-blog-readers.html

Malcolm Gladwell believes that only adults are gifted doers, and that gifted children are just "gifted learners". Ainan shows otherwise. Here I ask you to share your experiences about your gifted child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/are-you-parent-of-gifted-child.html

The Boy Who Knew Too Much: A Child Prodigy - how my blog got its name:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-my-blog-got-its-name.html

Gifts run in families. One of my relatives has the gifts of a mathematical savant - but is profoundly gifted, as well. Here I tell a story about his savant-like gift in action:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/josh-cawley-mathematical-savant-who.html

For a discussion of what goes into an actor's talents, thespian genius and the difference between stage actors and film stars, please go to:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-intelligent-are-actors-thespian.html

There are two basic types of thinker, the high IQ convergent thinker and the creative divergent thinker, here I discuss the differences and their uses in life and society:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/convergent-thinker-divergent-thinker.html

I live in Singapore. This is a city about which people have a certain view - but it has other traits, too. Here I talk of two observations of Singapore - the people and the weather.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/singapore-city-fire-and-rain.html

Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley is my nine month old son. He speaks at the most surprising moments, his little voice emerging from silence, without warning, as if to say: "Surprise!" Here I write of one such surprise:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/words-of-love-on-tiarnans-tongue.html

All gifted children are special. Sometimes we are led to believe that they are just like the other gifted children. Not so. Here I speak of a fallacy in the way gifted children are viewed by psychologists:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/all-gifted-children-are-unique.html

My site is read by many different kinds of people, but one particular group is obvious: academics and their spouses at Universities and research institutes across the world. Here I speak of something I have observed about them:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/silence-of-academia-curious.html

Baby Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley is nine months and counting. Literally. (Though he began to do so some time ago, actually, this is my first post about it).

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/numerate-dreams-of-baby-tiarnan.html

Sometimes it is the teacher who is the bully in school. Here is a success story of a gifted child whose parents took action:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/triumph-over-teacher-bullying.html

Rembrandt is probably the greatest Dutch painter of all time. Here I take a brief look at him and his artistic gifts for reasons that will become clear in a later post:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/rembrandt-greatest-dutch-artist-of-all.html

Here I discuss two gifted cultures: America and Singapore and examine the differing emphasis placed on achievement and IQ in the two nations:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/two-gifted-cultures-america-and.html

You can earn $20,000 USD per gifted family by appearing in a TV show on gifted children in the US. You must be a US resident to appear. Details follow:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/casting-call-us-20000-for-gifted.html

A TV show documentary on gifted children and their families contacted me: here is a further post on the $20,000 USD opportunity for your family:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/tv-show-is-documentary.html

Differing educational cultures welcome gifted boys or girls in different ways. Here I write of how my gifted child, scientific child prodigy, Ainan Celeste Cawley has been welcomed, in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/welcoming-gifted-culture-of-acceptance.html

President George W. Bush came to Singapore to give a speech addressed to the whole of South-East Asia - and to have pleasant dinner at the Istana (the Palace of Singapore):

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/president-bush-is-in-singapore.html

Often gifted adults are not well treated in the work place: they are greeted with jealousy by their less gifted brethren - or sometimes worse. Here is one story of what can happen to a gifted working adult (example in Singapore):

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/gifted-adults-in-workplace.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley is shows not only the nature of a prodigy, in being prodigious, but also the nature of a genius: in being creative, and thinking of new ideas, beyond what he knows. Here he invents the principle of optoelectronics, without prior knowledge of it:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/ainan-invents-optoelectronics.html

For an account of Ainan Celeste Cawley's tendency to write pages and pages of chemical equations daily, in fullest detail:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/ainan-cawleys-chemical-equations.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley has an interest in the history of science: how and why science came about

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/history-of-science-ainans-fascination.html

Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley, is a relatively verbal baby. Here he shows an understanding that different languages may be semantically equivalent, in a trilingual conversation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/trilingual-conversation-with-baby.html

Baby Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley is quite precocious in his movement, here he tackles walking upstairs, at nine months old:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/baby-tiarnan-walks-upstairs.html

Singapore is obsessed with science and technology. Here I write of a public science education initiative:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/singaporean-public-education-science.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley has been six for one whole year. This is an account of his seventh birthday party, with a space adventure theme:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/ainans-seventh-birthday-space.html

Happy Thanksgiving America: I hope you had a great day!

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/happy-thanksgiving.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley is an incessant inventor of all things electrical, mechanical and chemical. Here I discuss his regular drawings/blueprints of new machines and devices:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/inventor-electrical-mechanical.html

One reader wondered in his search terms, how to tell if a child is a prodigy, here I answer him:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/is-your-child-prodigy.html

Creativity is the foundation of genius, but is it appreciated in the education system?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/problem-of-creativity-examinations.html

Genius is a mysterious and wonderful human attribute. It is the rarest of gifts - but is it correlated with IQ? Here Rembrandt is used as an example, to examine the issue:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/was-rembrandt-genius.html

Some see the wonder in our story and question whether the Cawley family is real. Here is my answer to those who puzzle at the tale of a prodigy and his family:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/is-cawley-family-real.html

Every child dreams, but of what does a genius child dream? Here I tell of one dream of a child genius - or at least, a single remark from one:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/dreams-of-child-genius.html

Syahidah Osman and Valentine Cawley met by chance, ten years ago: here I comment on this anniversary.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/11/tenth-anniversary-of-chance-meeting.html

A passion for numbers defines many who go on to become highly adept at mathematics, here I observe my child prodigy son, Ainan Celeste Cawley's response to numbers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/passion-for-numbers-numeracy.html

Genius is allied to social isolation and solitude. Are geniuses solitary figures? Here is my view on genius:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/creative-genius-and-social-isolation.html

Leonardo Da Vinci may well be the greatest Universal Genius of all time. Here are his last words:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/leonardo-da-vincis-last-words.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley has an interest in geology, minerals and stones in general:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/diamonds-and-dolomite-mineral.html

Ainan is replete with rare knowledge - and beautiful thoughts about it. Astronomy is one of his interests. Here is Ainan on our Sun and its hidden nature:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/song-of-sun-celestial-music.html

Fintan Nadym Cawley, three, is a boy of personal gifts. Here is a tale of how he took the role of a motivational speaker, one day, showing that he has social gifts that evidence emotional intelligence at work:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/youngest-motivational-speaker-in-world.html

Tiarnan is an athletic baby. Here I write of another milestone in his motor development: walking downstairs unassisted - and an acrobatic feat that he does with a wall, a sofa and a split-level apartment:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/tiarnan-walks-downstairs-unassisted.html

Ainan Celeste Cawley, seven years, and two weeks, is a scientific child prodigy, with a liking of designing chemicals: here I speak of a recent molecular design:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/molecular-designer-chemical-genius-at.html

Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley is a ten month old toddler - he is also rather quick of hand and eye. Here I tell of one example of his quickness - and his poor taste in food:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/fast-food-faster-baby-tiarnan.html

As babies grow, they gradually come to assert their own personalities. Here, Tiarnan shows that he knows what he wants and knows how to tell Daddy what to do:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/tiarnan-tells-daddy-what-to-do.html

Babies are usually unaware of the dangers of the world. Tiarnan, however, is different. Here he shows his alertness to what is dangerous - and does something about it.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/words-of-warning-sense-of-danger.html

Some parents over-timetable their children. Here I discuss the importance of play for a child's development:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/importance-of-play-for-children.html

If you have arrived off a search engine, in search of particular information, here is some advice about finding it, on my blog:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/search-engine-traffic-advice.html

What is the difference between a "gifted child" and a child prodigy?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/gifted-child-and-prodigy-difference.html

What is a genius? Is genius just high IQ?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/what-is-genius-is-iq-enough.html

How is a child prodigy perceived by the general public? How do they react to a prodigy's abilities?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/public-reactions-to-prodigy.html

The Pioneer 10 anomaly is a modern scientific mystery. Here is Ainan's first thought on it:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/pioneer-10-anomaly-and-ainans.html

How is genius received by women?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/how-is-genius-perceived-welcomed-or.html

Why do I write this blog?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/why-do-i-write-this-blog.html

Kindness: how valuable is it? Is it the greatest virtue?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/value-of-kindness.html

Advice on the early speech of her child, at six weeks - and how to handle it:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/advice-for-jena-early-speech.html

Some people have misunderstood my question on Rousseau's observation, here I try to correct that:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/rousseau-correction-of.html

My wife observed one good reason to marry a Caucasian (if you are Asian):

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/why-marry-caucasian.html

A true gift should emerge naturally from the child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/natural-emergence-of-gift.html

Some people are polymathically gifted: is this better than being of a single gift?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/are-many-gifts-better-than-one.html

My policy on comment posts on my blog - a necessary good:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/policy-on-comment-posts.html

Fintan and the "Crocodile"

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/fintan-and-crocodile.html

Merry Christmas everyone:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/merry-christmas-to-world.html

Fintan, three, is a very sweet boy. Here is his reaction to Christmas.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/christmas-in-fintans-words.html

Is it better to be gifted and isolated or part of the "gifted community", well that depends...

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/gifted-isolation-or-gifted-community.html

Tiarnan is a perceptive child and a visual one, here we see him interpret a shadow:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/meaning-of-shadow.html

An earthquake in Taiwan has disrupted internet connections in South-east Asia:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/taiwanese-earthquake-and-internet.html

Ainan likes to build things - mini civil engineering projects. Here we learn of the fate of one project:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/civil-engineer-and-godzilla.html

Fintan is ever the brave boy, here is a tale of his undauntedness:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/fintans-christmas-request.html

Ainan is a molecular designer. Here he discusses one problem with his molecules:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2006/12/ainan-and-molecules-that-may-never-be.html

Here is how we saw in the New Year with our three boys:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/fireworks-at-marina-singapore.html

Tiarnan, eleven months, hails a taxi:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnan-hails-taxi.html

Back to school, for Ainan: some thoughts on primary school and the gifted.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/back-to-school.html

On being a father of three:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/on-being-father-of-three.html

Tiarnan, eleven months, goes vacuum cleaning:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnan-and-uncooperative-vacuum.html

Is education necessary for success?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/is-education-necessary-for-success.html

Tiarnan has an eye for Art and an understanding of representation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnan-and-animals.html

What is the demeanour of a young child prodigy like?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/attitudes-of-young-prodigy.html

Is a big family bad for the IQ of its members?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/is-big-family-bad-for-iq.html

Leonardo Da Vinci: did he see the world differently to others?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/leonardos-speed-of-perception.html

Tiarnan, in training:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnans-training-regime.html

The American and UK style education are different, here I look at some of the ways they differ:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/comparative-education-america-and-uk.html

Tiarnan's seeks out music - and reacts to it, emotionally:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnans-sensitivity-to-music.html

Are online games an education...or a threat to it?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/are-online-games-educational.html


Tiarnan's first birthday party:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnan-at-safari.html


Some people get stressed easily, others are cool under pressure: which is Ainan?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/observation-of-ainans-composure-under.html

Fintan shows his sweetness of nature in many ways, most days:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/fintans-sweetness-of-character.html


Are there any advantages to being a child prodigy?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/advantages-of-being-child-prodigy.html


How young can a child feel a sense of loss when someone is no longer around?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnans-sense-of-loss.html


Tiarnan often manages to surprise with his understanding of the world, here is one example:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnan-and-wiring.html


Prodigies and savants both possess remarkable abilities, but what is the difference between them?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/prodigy-and-savant-difference.html

Fintan can be wise in surprising ways, here he makes a social judgement:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/fintan-advises-mummy.html


Can a baby tell the time?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/tiarnan-and-time.html


Who is the brightest child in the class?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/01/quietest-child-is-often-brightest.html


The importance of a good teacher, for every child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/importance-of-good-teacher.html


Elitism: a dangerous concept

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/elitism-is-dangerous-word.html


How to go about homeschooling in a nation that has no tradition of it?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/first-steps-to-homeschooling.html


Some babies love to climb, a little too much, Tiarnan is one such:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/tiarnan-baby-mountaineer.html


Who does one turn to, to secure provision for one's gifted child? Well, how about one's Member of Parliament?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/letter-to-parliament.html


Singapore Parliament answers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/parliament-answers.html


Are practical children and gifted children two different types?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/practical-and-gifted.html


What good is high IQ?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/what-good-is-high-iq.html


Who is a genius?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/who-is-genius.html

Ainan's admission into the Gifted Education Programme, Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/its-official-gifted-education-programme.html

Tiarnan invents the idea of an expletive:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/tiarnan-invents-expletives.html

How early can a child begin to read?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/early-reading-first-word-recognition.html

How do educational authorities behave towards parents? Here is Singapore in action:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/how-to-make-parents-unhappy-singapore.html

The result of Ainan's Chemistry Conference:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/ainans-chemistry-conference.html

Fintan sometimes says the unexpected:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/fintan-prophet-speaks.html

The significance of the Year of the Golden Pig, for Singaporeans:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/year-of-golden-pig.html

Raising a gifted child has unexpected costs:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/hidden-price-of-giftedness-books.html

Fintan has his own way of speaking and thinking - here is one anecdote:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/fintanism-fintans-means-of-expression.html

Bestselling books for a genius boy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/bestselling-books-for-genius-boy.html

At what age do children make alibis for themselves? Here Tiarnan does so:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/tiarnan-invents-alibi.html

What is President Bush's IQ? The IQ of leaders:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/president-bushs-iq.html

The Gifted Education Programme, Singapore, is interested in our son. Here are the latest developments:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/gifted-education-programme-singapore.html

The right to know about your child, in gifted education:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/right-to-know-in-gifted-education.html

Tiarnan shows his personality when he meets "Sleeping Beauty":

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/tiarnan-and-sleeping-beauty.html

The chemistry of charisma: Ainan at play

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/chemistry-of-charisma.html

Do gifted children learn their observed quietness?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/do-gifted-children-learn-quietness.html

Ainan is to be "radically accelerated" - but is it really accelaration?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/radical-acceleration-that-isnt.html

Fintan displays unusual social skills for one so young. Here he tries a bit of "personal coaching":

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/fintan-mummys-personal-coach.html

Tiarnan has developed an interesting view of his father:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/02/tiarnan-recognizes-his-daddy.html

Comparative education: how an American and a Singaporean High School compare:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/comparative-education-singapore-high.html

Tiarnan is inventive in many ways. Here he invents the practical joke:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnans-invents-practical-joke.html

What does a boy genius read?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/what-does-boy-genius-read.html

What is NUS High School?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/nus-high-school-singapore-what-is-it.html

The NUS High School meeting:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/nus-high-school-meeting.html

What people think of a child prodigy's father - one aspect:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/child-prodigys-father-what-people-think.html

How do people react to a child prodigy in Singapore?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/reaction-to-child-prodigy-singapore.html

Should child prodigies be given a chance to develop their skills?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/child-prodigy-allowed-to-develop-or-not.html

Fintan has acute vision and powers of perception:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/fintans-range-of-perception-eagle-eyed.html

Fintan's powers of perception, further examined:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/further-observations-on-fintans.html

How should a gifted child be educated: broadly or deeply?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/how-to-educate-child-prodigies-and.html

Ainan is ever experimenting. Here he surprises me:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/ainans-experimental-flair-practical.html

Fintan, has many surprising qualities, here is one:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/unexpected-early-reader.html

Ainan considers the future of science:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/ainan-and-future-of-science.html

Who are the staff at NUS High School?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/nus-high-school-academic-staff.html

Life with Fintan is filled with funny moments, here is one:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/who-is-hero-of-story.html

The little Singaporean and the maid:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/little-singaporean-and-maid.html

Tiarnan is beginning to show an interest in and ability for, Art:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnans-first-adventures-in-art.html

Ainan has a solution to the Earth's environmental problems:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/environmentalist-solution-to-earths.html

The great IQ con:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/great-iq-con.html

Tiarnan has good fine motor control, here he shows it, at work:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnans-fine-motor-control.html

The Flynn Effect: are we all getting smarter?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/flynn-effect-are-we-all-getting-smarter.html

I tried to comment on a Daily Mail story:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/daily-mail-uk-seekers-of-truth.html

Tiarnan tries inter-species communication:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnan-tries-inter-species.html

Of imagination and morality: a lesson from the classroom.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/more-lessons-from-classroom-morality.html

The Stanford University EPGY program comes to Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/stanford-university-epgy-in-singapore.html

Tiarnan's speed of reaction, saves the day:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnans-speed-of-reaction.html

The Daily Mail censored my comment on their website. Do they have a policy of censorship?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/daily-mail-censorship-policy-of.html

There are unique difficulties in parenting a prodigy child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/difficulty-of-parenting-prodigy-child.html

Tiarnan knows his animals:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnan-knows-his-animals.html

Fintan goes swimming, in his own way:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/fintan-goes-swimming.html

Raymond Ravaglia, of Stanford University's EPGY discusses the basic flaw in American education:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/ravaglia-on-american-education-and.html

Fintan's perspective on the adult world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/fintans-perspective-on-adult-world.html
Ainan experiments with walking on water, scientifically:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/ainan-walks-on-water-experiment.html

Child prodigies and the media, Ainan's experience:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/child-prodigies-and-media.html

Tiarnan invents a new way to climb:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnan-invents-new-way-to-climb.html

The effect of fame on customer service:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/effect-of-fame-on-customer-service.html

The effect of fame: an encounter at a supermarket:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/encounter-at-supermarket-singapore.html

Tiarnan reacts to being in the news:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnan-reacts-to-being-in-news.html

On estimating ratio IQ from developmental markers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/ratio-iq-and-developmental-markers.html

All examining Boards are not the same. Here's what happened when we found out:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/differences-between-examining-boards.html

How does ratio IQ estimation compare to IQ testing?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/ratio-iq-estimation-versus-iq-tests.html
How to test for IQ, without taking a test for IQ:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/iq-testing-without-iq-testing.html

Tiarnan is a brave boy, here he shows how:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnan-brave.html

How good is Ainan's comprehension of textbooks:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/how-good-is-ainans-comprehension-of.html

The gifted and the future of society:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/gifted-and-future-of-society.html

Tiarnan tries Daddy's shoes:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/tiarnan-tries-daddys-shoes.html

Fintanism and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/03/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-and.html

Singapore's IQ distribution and giftedness:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/singapores-iq-distribution-and.html

Singapore shopping: a land of smiles...but why?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/singapore-shopping-with-smile.html

Fintan's creative perception - seeing the world with artist's eyes:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintans-creative-perception.html

The incommensurability of education systems:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/incommensurability-of-education-systems.html

Fintan experiences someone's cowardice in the playground:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/cowardice-in-playground.html

Do geniuses always get credit for their work?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/do-geniuses-get-credit-for-their-work.html

Hwa Chong Institution:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/hwa-chong-institution.html

Singapore's experience of the gifted:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/singapores-experience-of-gifted.html

Can a child's imagination ever be too much?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/childs-imagination-can-it-be-too-much.html

Fintan spots a dinosaur in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintan-spots-dinosaur.html

Ainan explores mathematics, for himself:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/ainan-explores-mathematics.html

Why: "The Boy Who Knew Too Much"?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/why-boy-who-knew-too-much.html

Why: "Perhaps too many gifts."?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/why-perhaps-too-many-gifts.html

Fintan's cartoon watching. What is special about it?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintans-cartoon-watching.html

A dinosaur in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/dinosaur-in-singapore.html

Fintan's reaction to my blogging:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintans-reaction-to-blog.html

Does everyone reach out a helping hand to a prodigy?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/not-everyone-helps-prodigy.html

How fast can a man move when his child is in danger?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-unconscious.html

Fintan shows his internal aesthetic:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintan-choose-his-colours.html

Raffles Institution offer to help:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/raffles-institution-offer-to-help.html

All rounders and specialists:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/on-all-rounders-and-specialists.html

Those who will never understand the imaginative:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/those-who-will-never-understand.html

Reactions to Ainan in Indonesia:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/reactions-to-ainan-in-indonesia.html

Leonardo da Vinci's view of Humanity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/leonardos-view-of-humanity.html

David Beckham, footballer, legend - and brilliant guy?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/david-beckham-footballer-and-legend.html

Tiarnan arranges time with his mummy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/tiarnan-arranges-time-with-mummy.html

Ainan's gum arabic flow experiment:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/ainans-gum-arabic-flow-experiment.html

Tiarnan, the defiant:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/tiarnan-defiant.html

Malay translations of blog posts:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/malay-translations-of-blog-posts.html

Front page news, Malaysia:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/front-page-news-malaysia.html

A quiet trip to Nanyang Technological University, NTU, for Ainan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/quiet-trip-to-ntu.html

Ainan's charity work day - his first volunteer experience:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/ainans-charity-work-day.html

The tyranny of examination grades:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/tyranny-of-examination-grades.html

Fintan the athletic child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintan-athletic-child.html

On taking several IQ tests - which result counts?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/taking-several-iq-tests.html

Tiarnan's concern for his Daddy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/tiarnans-concern-for-daddy.html

Ainan, an unconscious actor?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/ainan-unconscious-actor.html

Fintan and the secrets of the Sun:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/fintan-and-secrets-of-sun.html

Tiarnan and the piano:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/tiarnan-and-piano.html

IQ and wealth: Zagorsky study:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/iq-and-wealth-zagorsky-study.html

Searching for a tutor:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/searching-for-tutor.html

Karl Benz, child prodigy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/karl-benz-child-prodigy.html

Tiarnan, the little policeman:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/04/tiarnan-little-policeman.html

Raffles and the laboratory:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/raffles-and-laboratory.html


The value of child prodigies:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/value-of-child-prodigies.html

Tiarnan of the smile:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/tiarnan-of-smile.html

Fintan's world of the imagination:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/fintans-world-of-imagination.html

What would the world be if the jealous held the reigns of policy?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/on-jealousy-and-policy.html

Brotherly love and solidarity: Tiarnan's demonstration.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/brotherly-love-and-solidarity.html

The art of communication, Tiarnan style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/art-of-communication-tiarnan-style.html

Careers advice for a gifted child: lessons from Syahidah's life:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/careers-advice-for-gifted-child.html

Who does Valentine Cawley look like? A celebrity search:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/celebrity-look-likes-famous-faces.html

Further photographic correlations of Valentine Cawley:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/valentine-cawley-celebrity-look-likes.html

Intellectual stars and national success:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/intellectual-stars-and-national-success.html

Leonardo da Vinci: musician:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/leonardo-da-vinci-musician.html

Speed learning practical chemistry:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/speed-learning-practical-chemistry.html

Welcome readers from Italy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/welcome-readers-from-italy.html

The importance of personality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/importance-of-personality.html

Child safety: window grilles are a life-saver. Here is Tiarnan's reason why:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/child-safety-window-grilles-life-saver.html

Is sweetness of character innate? Fintan's example:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/is-sweetness-of-character-innate.html

Berita Harian, Singapore: front page news, again:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/berita-harian-singapore-front-page-news.html

Ainan invents mathematical theories and formula:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/ainan-invents-mathematical-theories-and.html

Babelfish translation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/babelfish-page-translation-for-you.html

A day out at Singapore Zoo:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/singapore-zoo-day-out.html

Technorati ranking for scientific child prodigy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/technorati-ranking-for-scientific-child.html

A close encounter of the Bird Kind.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/close-encounter-of-bird-kind.html

Albert Einstein on gifted isolation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/albert-einstein-on-gifted-isolation.html

20 Minutos (the leading Spanish daily by readership) on Ainan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/20-minutos-on-ainan-celeste-cawley.html

Genetic discrimination against the gifted:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/genetic-discrimination-against-gifted.html

Are children image conscious?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/are-children-image-conscious.html

Giftedness and "palm-reading":

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/giftedness-and-palm-reading.html

The meaning of a child who paces:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/child-who-paces-about.html

What is a savant?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-is-savant-syndrome.html

Does water boil at room temperature?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/does-water-boil-at-room-temperature.html

Tiarnan's love of nature:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/tiarnans-love-of-nature.html

The need for greater empathy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/need-for-greater-empathy.html

Delayed gratification and achievement:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/delayed-gratification-and-achievement.html

Fintan sings his own songs:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/fintan-sings-his-own-songs.html

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, Child Prodigy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/johann-carl-friedrich-gauss.html

Tiarnan's hungry tummy - and his solution:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/tiarnans-hungry-tummy.html

On being an academic reference:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/on-being-academic-reference.html

La Vanguardia, Spain - coverage of Ainan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/la-vanguardia-spain-barcelona.html

A high IQ promotes longevity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/high-iq-promotes-longevity.html

When advice, is not advice:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/when-advice-is-not-advice.html

La Stampa, Italy on Ainan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/la-stampa-italy.html

Speed of processing and exams:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/speed-of-processing-and-exams.html

The importance of attribution:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/importance-of-attribution.html

The tale of a cowboy hat:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/tale-of-cowboy-hat.html

Are geniuses ever satisfied?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/are-geniuses-ever-satisfied.html

News in the Philippines, in People Tonight:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/peoples-tonight-philippine-news.html

Genius and academic success:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/genius-and-academic-success.html

The tyranny of tests, UK style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/tyranny-of-tests.html


Encouraging and discouraging creativity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/encouraging-and-discouraging-creativity.html

Fintan's fourth birthday:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/birthday-of-singapore-cowboy.html

Tiarnan and the colours of the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/tiarnan-and-colours-of-world.html

Tiarnan and the meaning of Art:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/tiarnan-and-meaning-of-art.html

Starting at NUS High:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/starting-at-nus-high.html

Prodigies and their parents:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/06/prodigies-and-their-parents.html

Educational testing and intellectual performance:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/educational-testing-and-intellectual.html

Tiarnan's taste in food:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/tiarnans-taste-in-food.html

The Universality of intelligence:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/universality-of-intelligence.html

The problem with Universities:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/problem-with-universities.html

NUS High: Is education appropriate?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/nus-high-is-education-appropriate.html

Let children play:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/let-children-play.html

Gifted people in Australia:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-am-unable-to-post-title-on-this-post.html

Is there news of Ainan in Venezuala?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/is-there-news-in-venezuala-i-ask.html

Ainan on the origin of life:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/origin-of-life.html

Death on the roads, Fintan's view:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/death-on-roads-childs-view.html

On haircuts and conformity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/on-haircuts-and-conformity.html

The early signs of an artist:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/signs-of-artist.html

NUS High School responds to Ainan's situation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/nus-high-school-responds.html

Volksblad, the South African newspaper, writes of Ainan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/volksblad-south-african-newspaper.html
Ainan counts calories:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/ainan-counts-calories.html

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Ainan's and Fintan's reaction:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/harry-potter-order-of-phoenix.html

Ainan speaks out on scientific responsibility:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/ainan-on-scientific-responsibility.html

Tiarnan tests the temperature, in his own way:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/tiarnan-tests-temperature.html

IQ and testosterone in children, the correlations:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/iq-and-testosterone-in-children.html

Tiarnan and the natural world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/tiarnan-and-natural-world.html

Fintan on teaching reading:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/fintan-on-teaching-reading.html

The country where love is banned:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/where-love-is-banned.html

The Open University is closed:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/open-university-is-closed.html

Is school food junk food?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/is-school-food-junk-food.html

Fintan's school report:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/fintans-school-report.html

Genius and long-term relationships:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/07/genius-and-long-term-relationships.html

Does Singapore value diversity?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/does-singapore-value-diversity.html

Of bondage and educational servitude:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/of-bondage-and-educational-servitude.html

Language school, Singapore, Tiarnan style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/language-school-singapore-tiarnan-style.html

Ainan's recipe for Fish and Chips:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/ainans-recipe-for-fish-and-chips.html

Mira Sorvino and scientific fame:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/mira-sorvino-and-scientific-fame.html

Teresa Hsu, Singaporean Supercentenarian:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/teresa-hsu-singaporean-supercentenarian.html

Of genius, wealth and poverty:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/of-genius-wealth-and-poverty.html

Ainan's love of abstruse chemicals:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/ainans-love-of-abstruse-chemicals.html

A life of achievement:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/life-of-achievement.html

Genetic determination of all giftedness:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/genetic-determination-of-all-giftedness.html

Can Britain survive trash culture?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/can-britain-survive-trash-culture.html

International Left-handers' Day, August 13:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/international-left-handers-day-august.html

School food and allergy management:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/school-food-and-allergy-management.html

Social skills in toddlers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/social-skills-in-toddlers.html

Left-handedness and divergent thinking:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/left-handedness-and-divergent-thinking.html

Does College make you fat?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/does-college-make-you-fat.html

Children and pet animals:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/children-and-pet-animals.html

The infinity of chemical knowledge:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/infinity-of-chemical-knowledge.html

The mystery of the disappearing lettuce:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/mystery-of-disappearing-lettuce.html

What does early college mean?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/what-does-early-college-mean.html

Self-perception of toddler:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/self-perception-of-toddler.html

Construction of the Grand Snail Hotel:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/construction-of-grand-snail-hotel.html

The gifted and the standardized classroom:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/gifted-and-standardized-classroom.html
Does Singapore value copyright?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/does-singapore-value-copyright.html

Odex and Pacific Net, Singapore - further comment:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/odex-pacific-net-singapore-quote.html

Hafiz Osman, Syahidah's brother, wins the Winston Oh Art Award:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/hafiz-osman-wins-art-award.html

The closure of the Intelligent Singaporean, blog aggregator:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/intelligent-singaporean-blog-aggregator.html

The true nature of personality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/true-nature-of-personality.html

The quality of memory - incidental knowledge:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/quality-of-memory-incidental-knowledge.html

Time Magazine: Are we failing our geniuses?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/time-magazine-failing-our-geniuses.html

The fall of snail kingdom:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/fall-of-snail-kingdom.html

This is my five hundredth post:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/this-is-my-five-hundredth-post.html

Odex, Pacific net and Gamesmart:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/odex-pacific-net-and-gamesmart.html

Fintan knows his toys:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/fintan-knows-his-toys.html

Tiarnan and the beetle:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/08/tiarnan-and-beetle.html

High five, Tiarnan style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/high-five-tiarnan-style.html

The birth of scepticism:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/birth-of-scepticism.html

IQ and the politics of science:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/iq-and-politics-of-science.html

Changi Airport, Singapore: Hafiz Osman's flight

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/changi-airport-singapore-hafiz-flight.html

Tiarnan shows his athleticism:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/tiarnan-shows-his-athleticism.html

It is never too late to live:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/it-is-never-too-late-to-live.html

When education becomes abusive:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/when-education-becomes-abusive.html

A science prodigy's comedic sense:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/science-prodigys-comedic-sense.html

Child Prodigy Schools: an educational trend.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/child-prodigy-schools-educational-trend.html

The pace of education for the gifted:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/pace-of-education-for-gifted.html

In homeschooling permission limbo:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/in-homeschooling-permission-limbo.html

Tiarnan's emotional response:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/tiarnans-emotional-responses.html

SMRT unfair taxi fare:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/smrt-unfair-taxi-fare.html

Natural hairstyle and individuality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/natural-hairstyle-and-individuality.html
Was William Shakespeare a writer?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/was-william-shakespeare-writer.html

Tiarnan and the public bar:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/tiarnan-and-public-bar.html

The amazing Super Moths of Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/amazing-super-moths-of-singapore.html
Seeking a Chemistry lab in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/seeking-chemistry-lab-in-singapore.html

First anniversary of Prodigy Blog:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/first-anniversary-of-prodigy-blog.html

Childhood imagination and acting on the stage:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/childhood-imagination-and-acting-on.html

O.J. Simpson: fame and invulnerability:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/ojsimpson-fame-and-invulnerability.html

Progress on homeschooling in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/progress-on-homeschooling-singapore.html

The mysterious genius of Athens:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/mysterious-genius-of-athens.html

The study of geography:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/study-of-geography.html

The strange vocabulary of Tiarnan Cawley:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/strange-vocabulary-of-tiarnan-cawley.html

On accepting the testimony of others:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-accepting-testimony-of-others.html

Artfriend and customer service in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/artfriend-and-customer-service-in.html

The value of Science in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/value-of-science-in-singapore.html

The No Child Left Behind Act: Is Bush One?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/no-child-left-behind-act-is-bush-one.html

Kenji Nagai APF videojournalist in Burma:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/kenji-nagai-apf-videojournalist-in.html

Listen to the children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/listen-to-children.html

Famous inventors, John Boyd Dunlop:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/09/famous-inventors-john-boyd-dunlop.html

Lost and missing comment posts:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/lost-and-missing-comment-posts.html

The brain of Neanderthal Man:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/brain-of-neanderthal-man.html

Daddy is on a roll:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/daddys-on-roll.html

Akiane Kramarik, a child prodigy artist?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/akiane-kramarik-child-prodigy-artist.html

A child's book shelf:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/childs-book-shelf.html

Irish roots go deep into history:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/irish-roots-go-deep-into-history.html

Computer software and the child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/computer-software-and-child.html

Does anyone think anymore?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/does-anyone-think-anymore.html

The importance of creativity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/importance-of-creativity.html

The best party in the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/best-party-in-world.html

Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize for Literature:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/doris-lessing-nobel-prize-for.html

Hogwarts Castle - J K Rowling sues:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/hogwarts-castle-j-k-rowling-sues.html

Gerhard Ertl, Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry, 2007:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/gerhard-ertl-nobel-prize-for-chemistry.html

The origins of the Irish people:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/origins-of-irish-people.html

Eternal Child Hunger Pangs:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/eternal-child-hunger-pangs.html

Freedom of Speech and the United States:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/freedom-of-speech-and-united-states.html

Little Boy, Big Heart:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/little-boy-big-heart.html

Youth Olympic Games, 2010, IOC:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/youth-olympic-games-2010-ioc.html

Tale of a zebra print:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/tale-of-zebra-print.html

International Olympic Committee blog visit:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/international-olympic-committee-blog.html

Parenting a gifted child, anxious moments:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/parenting-gifted-child-anxious-moments.html

The dangers of mobile phones:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/dangers-of-mobile-phones.html

Recent UFO sighting Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/recent-ufo-sighting-in-singapore.html

Singapore Book of World Records:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/singapore-book-of-world-records.html

Celebrity sighting on a train:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/celebrity-sighting-on-train.html

Chance meeting with a "family friend":

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/chance-meeting-with-family-friend.html

Jealousy at NUS High School:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/jealousy-at-nus-high-school.html

Does anyone read anymore?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/does-anyone-read-anymore.html

Happy Birthday, Syahidah:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/happy-birthday-syahidah.html

The Diamond Hope, VLCC, a Supertanker:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/10/diamond-hope-vlcc-supertanker.html

Happy Halloween, everyone:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/happy-halloween-everyone.html

The best students in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/best-students-in-singapore.html

Lost property in Singapore, Ainan style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/lost-property-in-singapore-ainan-style.html

A successful children's party, the signs:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/successful-childs-party-signs.html

The beginnings of sibling rivalry:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/beginnings-of-sibling-rivalry.html

A global search for a University:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/global-search-for-university.html

Traffic surge from the Netherlands, Austria and Germany:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/traffic-surge-from-netherlands-austria.html

Friendship between species: a love of animals:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/friendship-between-species-love-of.html

The flipside of reservation in the classroom:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/flipside-of-reservation-in-classroom.html

The notationally gifted:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/notationally-gifted.html

Noise pollution and modern life:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/noise-pollution-and-modern-life.html

How to measure the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-to-measure-world.html

A little shop of horrors:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/little-shop-of-horrors.html

On the life of an expat:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/on-life-of-expat.html

The 2006 Pisa Survey on OECD education:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/2006-pisa-survey-on-oecd-education.html

Does Japan have a future?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/does-japan-have-future.html

Fast food and young children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/fast-food-and-young-children.html

Life purpose for a genius:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/life-purpose-for-genius.html

Chimps' maths skills rival humans':

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/12/chimps-maths-skills-rival-humans.html

Heath Ledger, film actor, dead at 28, in NYC, some observations:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/01/heath-ledger-actor-dead-in-nyc.html

Is Singapore an uncaring society?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/01/is-singapore-uncaring-society.html

The luck of the half-Irish:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/01/luck-of-half-irish.html

"Child Prodigy Veterinarian", Courtney Oliver, 10:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/02/child-prodigy-veterinarian-courtney.html

Lee Kuan Yew reconsiders population:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/02/lee-kuan-yew-reconsiders-population.html

Chemistry experiments beyond the book:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/02/chemistry-experiments-beyond-book.html

Gong xi fa cai: Happy Chinese New Year!

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/02/gong-xi-fa-cai-happy-chinese-new-year.html

Record Breakers Singapore Edition TV Show:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/02/record-breakers-singapore-tv-show.html

A toddler on working life in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/02/toddler-on-working-life-in-singapore.html

The super puzzle solver of Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/super-puzzle-solver-of-singapore.html

Gary Gygax, inventor of Dungeons and Dragons, dies:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/gary-gygax-dungeons-and-dragons.html
On sensitivity and toughness:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/on-sensitivity-and-toughness.html

August Rush, Child Prodigy Musician:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/august-rush-child-prodigy-musician.html

Long term ambition for children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/long-term-ambition-for-children.html

The generosity of Singaporean education:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/generosity-of-singaporean-education.html

The David Beckham of Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/david-beckham-of-singapore.html

Interdimensional travel for a toddler:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/interdimensional-travel-for-toddler.html
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/st-patricks-day-parade-singapore.html

Little Master Mischief:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/little-master-mischief.html

Arthur C. Clarke dies:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/arthur-c-clarke-dies.html

The failure of the Copernican revolution:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/failure-of-copernican-revolution.html

China and Tibet: a conspiracy of silence:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/china-and-tibet-conspiracy-of-silence.html

Double standards in Singaporean education:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/double-standards-in-singaporean.html

How to move an immovable object:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-move-immovable-object.html

Signs of growing poverty in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/signs-of-growing-poverty-in-singapore.html

Rapid drop in iq of Thai children.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/rapid-drop-in-iq-of-thai-children.html

Racism at Nebraska Office of the CIO:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/racism-at-nebraska-office-of-cio.html

The Singaporean obsession with A grades:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/singaporean-obsession-with-grades.html
Charlton Heston on genius and himself:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/charlton-heston-on-genius-and-himself.html

On the value of beauty:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/on-value-of-beauty.html

Do child prodigies get rich?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/do-child-prodigies-get-rich.html

Where every school is a military school:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/where-every-school-is-military-school.html

The child who wants to grow up:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/child-who-wants-to-grow-up.html

How to get Daddy's attention:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-get-daddys-attention.html

A world without the smell of flowers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/world-without-smell-of-flowers.html

Talent will out:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/talent-will-out.html

The best student in class:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/best-student-in-class.html

Of curiosity and criminality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/of-curiosity-and-criminality.html

Homeschooling on the rise in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/homeschooling-on-rise-in-singapore.html

California State Public School system in jeopardy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/california-state-public-school-system.html

Homeschooling in Singapore and the USA: a comparison:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/homeschooling-in-singapore-and-usa.html

Signs of a child artist:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/signs-of-child-artist.html

What is said and what is done:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/what-is-said-and-what-is-done.html

How to live a long time: be a parent:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-live-long-time-be-parent.html

The top 100 living geniuses:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/top-100-living-geniuses.html

Was William James Sidis a child prodigy failure?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/was-sidis-child-prodigy-failure.html

The beauty of the molecular world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/beauty-of-molecular-world.html

Trading on another's success: Mr. Bean:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/04/trading-on-anothers-success-mr-bean.html

The secret happiness of fatherhood:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/secret-happiness-of-fatherhood.html

Albert Hofmann, Chemist, dead at 102:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/albert-hofmann-chemist-dead-at-102.html

The lack of entrepreneurs in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/lack-of-entrepreneurs-in-singapore.html

How to console a little boy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-console-little-boy.html

The passenger should be in control:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/passenger-should-be-in-control.html

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: the true danger:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/cyclone-nargis-in-myanmar-true-danger.html

Mas Selamat Kastari in the eyes of a child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/mas-selamat-kastari-in-eyes-of-child.html

Socially aware children: interpersonal intelligence.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/socially-aware-child-interpersonal.html

Taking the credit for the goodwill of the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/taking-credit-for-goodwill-of-world.html

Ainan's Mother's Day Present for Syahidah:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/ainans-mothers-day-present-for-syahidah.html

Straits Times.com videocast on Ainan at Singapore Polytechnic:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/straits-timescom-videocast-on-ainan.html

My children's reaction to Ainan's news:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-childrens-reaction-to-ainans-news.html

The size of a toddler:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/size-of-toddler.html

The Berita Harian, Singapore Polytechnic News:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/berita-harian-singapore-polytechnic.html

I am not a chemist:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/i-am-not-chemist.html

Chicken Soup for a Singaporean Soul:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/chicken-soup-for-singaporean-soul.html

Strategic thinking about social situations:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/strategic-thinking-about-social.html

Doris Lessing on Nobel Prize fame:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/doris-lessing-on-nobel-prize-fame.html

Drama at a restaurant:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/drama-at-restaurant.html

Thanks to Google Webmasters Discussion group:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/thanks-to-google-webmasters-discussion.html

A child prodigy's acceptance by others:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/child-prodigys-acceptance-by-others.html

Crime in the UK and in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/crime-in-uk-and-singapore.html

Equanimity in the face of adversity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/equanimity-in-face-of-adversity.html

A young experimenter's decibel test:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/young-experimenters-decibel-test.html

A day in the chemistry lab:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/day-in-chemistry-lab.html

What kind of intelligence do you have?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/05/what-kind-of-intelligence-do-you-have.html

Singapore Daily blog aggregator moves:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/singapore-daily-blog-aggregator-moves.html

Girls and boys in academia:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/of-girls-and-boys-in-academia.html

A chance encounter with an old colleague:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/chance-encounter-with-old-colleague.html

Knowledge of national flags:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/knowledge-of-national-flags.html

Jeanne Louise Calment - successful aging:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/jeanne-louise-calment-successful-aging.html

What kind of country is this?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-kind-of-country-is-this.html

Tiarnan's sense of mischief:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/tiarnans-sense-of-mischief.html

Is Japan a culture of misery?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/is-japan-culture-of-misery.html

Career ambitions of Vietnamese students:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/career-ambitions-of-vietnamese-students.html

No freedom to play:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/no-freedom-to-play.html

The language of a natural diplomat:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/language-of-natural-diplomat.html

Miss Singapore Universe Beauty pageant: an end?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/miss-singapore-universe-beauty-pageant.html

Singapore's stressful education system:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/singapores-stressful-education-system.html

The education of a nation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/education-of-nation.html

Father's Day gift from a son:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/fathers-day-gift-from-son.html

Terminal cognitive decline and death:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/terminal-cognitive-decline-and-death.html

The value of an individual:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/value-of-individual.html

The beauty of a car:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/beauty-of-car.html

Happy 5th birthday Fintan:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/happy-5th-birthday-fintan.html

Plagiarism in the classroom:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/plagiarism-in-classroom.html

Memories of childhood: the parents' view:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/memories-of-childhood-parents-view.html

Two parties for the birthday boy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/two-parties-for-birthday-boy.html

Education should be free:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/06/education-should-be-free.html

Stereotypes: age and liberalism, conservatism:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/stereotypes-age-and-liberalism.html

The Tower of Babel:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/tower-of-babel.html

The decline in general knowledge:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/decline-in-general-knowledge.html

The value of being gifted:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/value-of-being-gifted.html

The amazing disappearing ERP cards:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/amazing-disappearing-erp-cards.html

How big is a toddler?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-big-is-toddler.html

The best colour in the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/best-colour-in-world.html

The shame of a nation:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/shame-of-nation.html

Teaching a hamster to read:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/teaching-hamster-to-read.html

What makes a favourite teacher?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/what-makes-favourite-teacher.html

The perils of a room-mate:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/perils-of-room-mate.html

Hollywood from a child's perspective:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/hollywood-from-childs-perspective.html

Lee Kuan Yew's view on Singaporean education:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/lee-kuan-yews-view-on-singaporean.html

Where are all the world class writers?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/where-are-all-world-class-writers.html

How to get to the Olympics, Singaporean-style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-get-to-olympics-singapore-style.html

The most important cargo in the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/most-important-cargo-in-world.html

A new meaning of pet food:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/new-meaning-of-pet-food.html

The dangers of a kiasu mentality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/dangers-of-kiasu-mentality.html

No signs of sibling rivalry here:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/no-signs-of-sibling-rivalry-here.html

Schools that forget their pupils' needs:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/schools-that-forget-their-pupils-needs.html

Not every change is a success:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/not-every-change-is-success.html

The best student writer I have seen:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/best-student-writer-i-have-seen.html

How not to secure a publisher:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-not-to-secure-publisher.html

Unexpected entrepreneurialism in the young:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/unexpected-entrepreneurialism-in-young.html

The retro kid hippy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/07/retro-kid-hippy.html

The wistfulness of an expat:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/wistfulness-of-expat.html

Philosophy and the art of categorization:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/philosophy-and-art-of-categorization.html

On learning to be grateful:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/on-learning-to-be-grateful.html

A toddler and a baby:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/toddler-and-baby.html

Singapore Parenting Congress 2008:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/singapore-parenting-congress-2008.html

The true nature of Singapore's bilingualism:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/true-nature-of-singapores-bilingualism.html

The importance of telling the truth:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/importance-of-telling-truth.html

Back to school: Ainan's welcome:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/back-to-school-ainans-welcome.html

Where has fatherhood gone?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/where-has-fatherhood-gone.html

Genghis Can - copywriting, editing and proofreading agency:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/genghis-can-copywriting-editing-and.html

On silence and self-expression:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/on-silence-and-self-expression.html

Superhuman Genius Documentary, ITV1 and ITV2:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/superhuman-genius-documentary-itv1-and.html

On maternity and paternity leave:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/on-maternity-and-paternity-leave.html

Time to investigate the IOC:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/time-to-investigate-ioc.html

How not to investigate a scandal:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-not-to-investigate-scandal.html

Over 100,000 hits since this blog started:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/over-100000-hits-since-this-blog.html

The effect of chocolate on the young:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/effect-of-chocolate-on-young.html

Is Made in China any good?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-made-in-china-any-good.html

Wall-e, Hollywood and environmentalism:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/08/wall-e-hollywood-and-environmentalism.html

Fintan resident fashion expert:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/fintan-resident-fashion-expert.html

Bullying in the workplace:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/bullying-in-workplace.html

A child's response to Wall-e:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/childs-response-to-wall-e.html

Free healthcare for all: a basic human right:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/free-healthcare-for-all-basic-human.html

The absurdity of Singaporean taxi drivers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/absurdity-of-singaporean-taxi-drivers.html

Baroness Warnock - unethical ethics expert:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/baroness-warnock-unethical-ethics.html

Laziness in today's students:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/laziness-in-todays-students.html


Formula One Night Race and social status:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/09/formula-one-night-race-and-social.html

Why are politicians so stupid?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/why-are-politicians-so-stupid.html

The philosopher of the wind:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/philosopher-of-wind.html

An unkept Singaporean promise:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/unkept-singaporean-promise.html

What Heng-Cheong Leong of Myapplemenu doesn't understand:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-heng-cheong-leong-of-myapplemenu.html

The Irish solution to financial meltdown:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/irish-solution-to-financial-meltdown.html

The message and the messenger:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/message-and-messenger.html

The world escapes from economic reality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/world-escapes-from-economic-reality.html

The imagination of a child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/imagination-of-child.html

F1 racing cars from the perspective of a child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/f1-racing-cars-from-perspective-of.html

Prisoners' rights to vote in the United States:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/prisoners-rights-to-vote-in-united.html

On living a life of significance:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/on-living-life-of-significance.html

Space colonization and the survival of Mankind:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/space-colonization-and-survival-of.html

A peculiarly American tragedy:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/peculiarly-american-tragedy.html

Lee Kuan Yew on Assortative mating:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/10/lee-kuan-yew-on-assortative-mating.html

Cambridge University: an awkward truth or two:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/dr-robert-lee-kilpatrick-technology.html

The two-legged alarm clock:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/two-legged-alarm-clock.html

The future of the Human race:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/future-of-human-race.html

Old and childless:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/old-and-childless.html

The limits of the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/limits-of-world.html

Listen to the sound of the flames:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/listen-to-sound-of-flames.html

Elizabeth Alexander: Inaugural poet:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/elizabeth-alexander-inaugural-poet.html
"Valentine Cawley": Stoned Tales, Stoned Poems:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/valentine-cawley-stoned-tales-stoned.html

China's confession of guilt:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/chinas-confession-of-guilt.html

Suicides of the rich and famous:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/suicides-of-rich-and-famous.html

The consequences of blogging success:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/01/consequences-of-blogging-success.html

The World's Cleverest Child and Me, Channel 4:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/02/worlds-cleverest-child-and-me-channel-4.html

Of memory power and interest:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/02/of-memory-power-and-interest.html

Lord Valentine the Misplaced:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/02/lord-valentine-misplaced.html

Creative students in the classroom:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/02/creative-students-in-classroom.html

The miraculous power of selective memory;

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/02/miraculous-power-of-selective-memory.html

Singaporean schools are destroying our children:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/02/singaporean-schools-are-destroying-our.html

David Hartanto Widjaja: celebrity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/david-hartanto-widjaja-celebrity.html

Is President Obama an ethical man?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/is-president-obama-ethical-man.html

The cause of NTU's suicide habit:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/cause-of-ntus-suicide-habit.html

On the verge of a new era:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/on-verge-of-new-era.html

Why can't the PAP find talent?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-cant-pap-find-talent.html

Barack Obama and the video store:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/barack-obama-and-video-store.html

End the practise of bonding:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/end-practise-of-bonding.html

Dr. Allan Ooi Act:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/dr-allan-ooi-act.html

A leader without a sense of morality:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/leader-without-sense-of-morality.html

The mysteries of Singlish:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/mysteries-of-singlish.html

More buses please:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-buses-please.html

The way children understand:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/way-children-understand.html

Madonna's adoption bid:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/madonnas-adoption-bid.html

An unexpected dinosaur:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/unexpected-dinosaur.html

A literary mystery:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/literary-mystery.html

Bullying by teachers in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/bullying-by-teachers-in-singapores.html
The Singapore Kindness Movement:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/singapore-kindness-movement.html

An elephant for breakfast:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/elephant-for-breakfast.html

A mother in the eyes of her child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/mother-in-eyes-of-her-child.html

The Super Secret PAP kindergarten:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/super-secret-pap-kindergarten.html

Academic culture shock:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/academic-culture-shock.html

Phil Spector, Barack Obama supporter and murderer:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/phil-spector-barack-obama-supporter-and.html

The madness of kiasu:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/madness-of-kiasu.html

Portrait of the writer in the eyes of others:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/portrait-of-writer-in-eyes-of-others.html

The Great Singaporean Expat Exodus:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/great-singaporean-expat-exodus.html

How to save money Chinese style:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-save-money-chinese-style.html

Fintan's knowledge of animals:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/fintans-knowledge-of-animals.html

The end of Great Britain:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/end-of-great-britain.html

An alternative to AWARE's war:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/alternative-to-awares-war.html

On having readers:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/on-having-readers.html

Tiarnan's way with the cmaera:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/tiarnans-way-with-camera.html

Antiviral stockpiles and value systems:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/04/antiviral-stockpiles-and-value-systems.html

People's magazine 100 Most Beautiful People List:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/people-magazines-100-most-beautiful.html

Swine flu madness:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/swine-flu-madness.html

Wisdom and folly of Great Britain:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/wisdom-and-folly-of-great-britain.html

Career ambition of a young man:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/career-ambition-of-young-man.html

The child who named Pluto:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/child-who-named-pluto.html

Leonardo Da Vinci, the Genius, exhibition at the Science Centre:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/da-vinci-genius-exhibition-science.html

The Lost Room - a lost sci fi tv series:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/lost-room-lost-sci-fi-tv-series.html

Brown Rice Paradise - or is it?

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/brown-rice-paradise-or-is-it.html

Conversations with PRCs:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/conversations-with-prcs.html

The mortality and immortality of authors:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/mortality-and-immortality-of-authors.html

Too many gifted students in the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/too-many-gifted-students-in-world.html

Hygiene and public toilets in Singapore:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/05/hygiene-and-public-toilets-in-singapore.html

Perceptiveness in a young child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/perceptiveness-in-young-child.html

David Carradine, "Kung Fu" actor, dead in Bangkok:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/david-carradine-kung-fu-actor-dead-in.html

On the acceptance of difference:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/on-acceptance-of-difference.html

David Carradine's posthumous fame:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/david-carradines-posthumous-fame.html

Copyright infringement in Asia:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/copyright-infringement-in-asia.html

The art of learning patience:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/art-of-learning-patience.html


Privileges of the old:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/privileges-of-old.html

Happy Father's Day, 2009:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-fathers-day-2009.html

Fintan turns down Superhero opportunity:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/fintan-turns-down-superhero-opportunity.html

Who owns a blog?:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/06/who-owns-blog.html

A child's curiosity about the world:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/childs-curiosity-about-world.html

IMDb: the Internet Movie database:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/imdb-internet-movie-database.html

Computer programming by a child:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/computer-programming-by-child.html

He is not one of us:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/not-one-of-us.html

Where is The Knowledge in a "Knowledge economy":

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/where-is-knowledge-in-knowledge-economy.html

Differential support of the gifted:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/differential-support-of-gifted.html

I can't stop loving you:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-cant-stop-loving-you.html

On personal experience and scientific study:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/on-personal-experience-and-scientific.html

Brotherly love vs. Harry Potter:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/brotherly-love-vs-harry-potter.html

Where news is no news:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/07/where-news-is-no-news.html

The New Paper and the order of events:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-paper-and-order-of-events.html

IMDb and Macaulay Culkin:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/08/imdb-and-macaulay-culkin.html

Mika - the boy who knew too much:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/08/mika-boy-who-knew-too-much.html

Sacha Baron Cohen and the lost accent:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2009/08/sacha-baron-cohen-and-lost-accent.html


Fintan invents his very own season's greeting for Xmas:


On making a written record of childhood:


Genius and obsession. A post on one of the keys to genius.

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2012/01/genius-and-obsession.html

IMDB is the Internet Movie Database for film and tv professionals. If you would like to look at my IMDb listing for which another fifteen credits are to be uploaded, (which may take several months to be accepted) please go to: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3438598/ As I write, the listing is new and brief - however, by the time you read this it might have a dozen or a score of credits...so please do take a look. My son, Ainan Celeste Cawley, also has an IMDb listing. His is found at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3305973/ My wife, Syahidah Osman Cawley, has a listing as well. Hers is found at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3463926/

For the latest postings, please go to:

http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/

I hope that is some help in navigating the site. Thanks.

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 5:22 PM 

28 Comments:

Blogger Ronny said...

You sound like a caring and thoughtful man. I'm glad your sons, prodigy or otherwise, have a decent father such as yourself.

Of course, I think that your background can help you understand them better. But I know from anecdotal and personal experience that it is the character of the father more than his brilliance that will help the child.

My father told me that one of the heads of the Neurological department at John Hopkins, was an African American that grew up in Harlem. His mother made certain that he learned to work hard and apply himself in his studies.

His mother was also illiterate.

While I've never confirmed this anecdote, it has the "ring of truth" as far as I am concerned.

I do not mean to minimize your accomplishments. However, I think that for all your gifts, your decency stands out. I suspect your children would agree.

-ron

11:48 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

I am touched by your comment Ron.

Yes, I would agree that the character of the parents is very important, too: for that determines how warm, welcoming, and supportive is the home culture. (Or not, as the case may be).

I am glad to have read your words.

Best wishes to you

12:51 PM  
Blogger Lida said...

Thank you so much for writing this blog. It has been an insightful read and strikes into the heart of the matter, especially your posts on teachers and how society seems to band together against anyone with a shred of brainpower. I see the latter exhibited everyday at my high school. Sadly enough, I believe I have been one of those gifted people who have withdrawn after being confronted by a teacher for not being a good student while getting some of the best grades in the class (coincidentally in Singapore as well; I have since moved to the US).

I am commenting to thank you for your hard work. It has been an enlightening experience.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thanks Lida for your comment. I am glad to know that you find my words of help.

Yes, societies in general are very wrong about their treatment of the intelligent. It is a great pity and does immeasurable damage to the gifted themselves - and to society as a whole.

Best wishes in the US

11:36 AM  
Anonymous AJ said...

I found your blog while researching for a cause/effect research paper on the topic of why smart kids are teased by other children, yet are more encouraged by/as adults, and I love what you've written! I remember very well when I was in grade school I was teased a lot, probably for being smart and different in many ways. It probably would have grown a lot worse by junior high if my parents hadn't pulled me and my brothers out of school and started homeschooling us.

To be honest, I'm so glad I was homeschooled. Being above average in intelligence, I was able to learn at my own rate without being criticized or put down for being a smartie. That helped me slowly become my own person and befriend others like me. Now, I'm attending a high school with other smart kids where I'm also free to be myself. I mean, having only 360 kids in the student body, almost all, if not all of whom are above average intelligence and have our own little quirks, is truly a great thing.

I wish the best for you and your family. I hope Ainan is able to put his great, rare skills to good use now and in the future. Like you've said in many of your posts, he's one in a thousand; I hope he lives up to his full potential. :)

10:26 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you AJ for your comment. I am glad that you have found a likeness to your own experience here (although, in a way, I wish it wasn't so!). I hope you draw support from it.

It is good that you are now in a more welcoming and supportive environment: that is very important for a gifted person to find (many don't, sadly).

Your warm wishes regards Ainan are appreciated. (However, prodigy is much rarer than one in a thousand...!)

Good luck with your research paper.

Best wishes

11:06 AM  
Anonymous AJ said...

You're welcome. :)

Also, I have one question to ask: May I use your blog as a source in my paper? There are several blog posts you have written that I would like to paraphrase or quote in it. If I can, it would be appreciated. :)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Dear AJ,

You may quote from the blog as long as you state that Valentine Cawley is the author of the quotation and attribute the source, as well, to my blog name and URL. I prefer not to be paraphrased in case you have misunderstood/misconstrued me.

What is the paper for? Could you mail me a copy when you have completed it? I would be interested in reading it.

Thanks.

2:59 PM  
Blogger artist said...

I found your blogs fascinating! I was wondering if you have thought about somehow enrolling your oldest son in some advanced classes that would be more stimulating and maybe meet more of his intellectual needs?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thanks. I am glad you enjoy my blog.

Getting suitable provision for Ainan is an ongoing battle: institutions can be very resistant to an unusual case like this. That being said, he is doing laboratory chemistry courses at Singapore Polytechnic, which he finds valuable.

Happy reading.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your blog is amazing. it is especiallu interesting to read some of the post and think back on my own childhood. this info is especially illuminating in the face of the profound neglect of genius is low income, and minority environments. alot of time the genius is funneled into the wrong things or the parents just cant seem to understand them. i think you should write a book because from my own experience, its very painful to feel that you are gifted and not have people understand that you are just different.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you for your kind comment.

Yes, the experience of giftedness can be a painful one, no matter what your background - but especially painful if that background is poor or uneducated.

You are probably right that a book would be of help to many people...we will see.

Kind regard

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, i think the problem is that the educational institutions in Singapore just can't cope with anything other than rote taught automatons. We hope the situation with regards to education improves here soon and begins to resemble that in the first world countries.
Then there will be space for gifted children.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

The present situation is a pity. You see there IS a space for gifted children in this world. It is called "Australia", "The United States", "Canada", etc. That is where Singaporean gifted kids are going...they are leaving Singapore because Singapore doesn't give a damn about them. (The Gifted Education Programme is an utter joke...as our experience with them shows.) When gifted children can't get their needs met, here, not infrequently, they move elsewhere. We know of a gifted young mathematician who has gone to the US because Singapore was being obstructive.

Singapore is not doing the right thing, by gifted children.

Thanks for your comment.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

I watched the TV programme about the world's cleverest children on UK television with interest tonight. My one reservation with gifted youngsters is they often seem to be loners with no real life but I noticed Ainan playing with his classmates which is encouraging and so important in my humble opinion, which is why I don't always agree with home schooling as their is that loss of interaction with your peers and a danger that the child may grow to be lacking somewhat in social situations. I also worry they may burn out early and become rebellious, wasting their talent in later life.
What you are trying to do is wonderful as many fathers nowadays are not much more than sperm donors.
Off topic I know but if I may so say so your son is quite beautiful.

Best Wishes

Phil

7:52 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you Phil for your kind words.

It is good to get a reaction from a viewer of The World's Cleverest Child and Me. I haven't seen it but I am glad that it was balanced enough to show Ainan at play with his many friends. He is a popular child, despite his special gifts. I am aware that in some countries (most?) he would be shunned for those very same attributes. Luckily, that is not so, at present, here.

You are right in thinking most gifted children to be lonely: they are. Ainan has so far avoided that fate.

Not all homeschooled kids are without friends, it just depends on how you arrange their social lives.

Thank you for remark re. his appearance: people who have met him, do remark on that. I think he is lucky to have beauty as well as intelligence - it probably makes more socially acceptable than he otherwise would be.

Best wishes to you in the UK.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, I always find much comfort within this blog. I was not a child prodigy, I am only a polymathic teenager... However there is so much to be seen in your family which I can relate with to such a degree that I not only feel understood, but also share your parental joys and surprises while fondly remebering how I would have acted at so young an age.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

It makes me happy to learn that you find nourishment in my words. It is good, indeed, to find others, in this world, who share, to some degree, one's intellectual experiences...otherwise it can be a rather isolating factor.

Best wishes to you on your polymathic ways!

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, whoever you folks are.

I envy your kids. I was a geper in the Land of No Chewing Gum.

I started coding in C++ at 11. I was told to concentrate on my studies and to stop doing things that would not get me anywhere. I regret not quitting school.

At the ripe age of 21, I am still stuck in law school and impoverished beyond belief.

I'm glad that you're supportive of your kids and not dumbing them down, and wish more parents in this country would be like that.

1:52 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

I am sorry to hear of your experience. You should follow what you most wish to do, whether or not you are supported in it - if at all possible.

Thank you for your kind words and I wish you well.

2:49 PM  
Blogger carina_maria_k said...

Hello Valentine,

I used to post under "Carina" but had problems with the Google Account. I then used my middle name to post here (Maria). I now made another account and hope it works.

Reading your guide, I started to wonder whether Ainan ever uses the internet. Does he research and look for information there?

Do you think that children like him will ever be interested in social networks such as Facebook for example?

Kind regards,
Carina

6:06 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Hi Carina (Maria),

Yes. Ainan uses the internet a LOT...but he does NOT use social networks. There is, however, someone impersonating him, on the internet. We reported it to the police - but, as usual, Singapore's police did nothing (they never do, it seems).

So, don't bother with the Ainan impersonator online...he is not real.

Thank you for asking.

Kind regards

Valentine

7:28 AM  
Blogger carina_maria_k said...

Hi Valentine,

thank you for your response.

I don't anticipate any problems with this account so you'll be able to recognise me easily. :)

Thank you for the information regarding "Ainan's" (non-existent) Facebook profile. One can quite easily guess that this is not Ainan's real profile since he is probably not married to Albert Fiana and doesn't have a daughter named Emily Thanatos either. I'm sure that his early development doesn't reach that far...

This is the "About me" information that this person posted about Ainan:

"My full name is Ainan Celeste Cawley. Or... Full version :
Prof. Ainan Cawley Ph.D (LOL)

Exact freaker from age 6, a lecture, and a child. Love detective story, sudoku, and puzzle.

i'm just ordinary people in complicated universe."

"Mathematics is God language, and physics is apart of life."

If you report the profile to Facebook and tell them that it's not Ainan's, they might delete the profile or at least ask the person to change the displayed name.

Kind regards,

Carina

7:34 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

How irritating that Ainan's impersonator should be an illiterate. Anyone who is fooled by this foolish person can only have Ainan diminished in their eyes.

We will contact Facebook. Thank you.

Kind regards

12:21 AM  
Blogger carina_maria_k said...

You're very welcome. I agree with you. It's very irritating.

7:09 PM  
Blogger virginiagunawan said...

Talking about Facebook, there are LOTS of account named Ainan Celeste Cawley (some are misspelled, however).

Not only Ainan; there is also a group named 'Fintan Cawley Child Hero' and the 'About Me' section says:

A story sent to me by Fintan's mummy:

Fintan Cawley, Child Hero
How young can a hero be? What is heroism? Where does it come from?

From watching my child, Fintan Nadym Cawley, twenty, I would say that a toddler or a baby can be a hero. If the child is able to understand the idea of danger and is able to make a decision to face that danger in order to help another, at personal risk to themselves, then that child is a hero.

Fintan Nadym Cawley is a hero. He is only twenty years old, but he has the characteristics that make up a hero. I have often noted his courage in his daily play, in the situations he gets into, and the way he reacts to them. He is not afraid. He is not tearful. Indeed, in some situations in which other children would be crying, he is laughing, as if thrilled to be facing the challenge and enjoying doing so.

Today I will give one sweet example. His elder brother, Ainan Celeste Cawley, twenty two, had been walking down the road near his grandmother's house, when, suddenly, and without any forewarning, a dog leapt forward from a house with an open gate - and started barking aggressively at him. Ainan was startled and frightened, for the dog was large, the bark was loud and ferocious - and the gate was open. He ran away as fast as he could, bursting into tears at the shock as he did so. The dog did not make chase beyond the territory of his house grounds, however - though how was Ainan to know that he wouldn't? He thought he was about to be savaged by a dog let free.

Ainan Celeste Cawley's reaction is understandable. Any child faced with sudden personal danger and fright of that kind, from an animal larger than themselves, would cry. Fintan Nadym Cawley's reaction however, was of a very different kind.

"What happened Abang?" he asked concernedly. Abang means "older brother".

Ainan explained about the dog's sudden seeming attack.

Fintan was at once emboldened - and outraged. "Where? Where is it?", he demanded, his head turning and already looking around for something that he wanted. "I will kill it with my stroller!", he vowed, his stocky body filled with resolution and certainty of will.

"No Fintan!" we cried as one and moved forward to restrain him. For Fintan Nadym Cawley, would, undoubtedly, have taken his stroller and proceeded along the road to challenge the dog - and punish it for what it had done to his beloved Abang, Ainan Celeste Cawley.

We were touched, by this display of brotherly love - and bravery.

Where was Fintan's fear? Why was he unafraid to challenge a dog that was many times his weight and bulk, all teeth and bark? In Fintan the affront he felt that his beloved brother should be so upset, so endangered, denied the possibility of fear: it simply did not well up in him, as it would in others. All he was concerned about was the need to protect his brother - and right this wrong.

Ainan Celeste Cawley, is a scientific child prodigy - but his younger brother Fintan Nadym Cawley is a hero - and I don't think either is more special than the other. Both characteristics define them as special, in differing, but equally important ways. One is a gift of the mind, the other a gift of character. Depending on the demands of a situation one becomes more important than another, but, in absolute terms, neither is supreme: both are valuable qualities in a man, for one day, both will be men: one a genius, the other a hero. I am happy with that.
By Mummy Cawley

10:36 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Dear Virginia,

Thanks for the pointer. I have just done a search for "Ainan Cawley" on Facebook and I am shocked to note the plethora of fake accounts. Ainan does NOT have a Facebook account. It seems there are many people trading on his name to build themselves social lives online...fake social lives built on a false premise. It is quite disturbing. I wonder what they say to people? Do they really fool people? Are they damaging Ainan's reputation by being less than he is?

The Fintan Cawley site is funny...because it was put up by University friends of ANOTHER Fintan Cawley - a 22 year old University student, as a send up, of him. So, that one, I don't mind. They have lifted a story off my site and adapted it to his life. It is meant as a fond jest.

Thanks for letting me know of the Facebook situation...I am going to have to contact them.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

This comment is for the person from the Colleges of the Fenway, Boston Massachusetts, who wrote a rather offensive post last night.

Firstly, I find you rather deluded in thinking that I have received many comments like yours. In fact, yours is the only comment of its ilk that I have received. You seem rather egotistical to assume that many others think as you do. They don't.

I note you searched for the life story of Gauss - yet you express antipathy to a living prodigy. Thus you hold both interest in finding out about a prodigy, but ill feelings towards the idea of one too. Perhaps you could seek therapy for your inner conflict.

Given your evident dislike of prodigy, I am led to wonder whether your college is a sanctuary for mediocrity...since in my experience, only mediocrities hold views such as yours.

10:32 AM  

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