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 +

Friday, April 13, 2007

Reactions to Ainan in Indonesia

My wife spotted something funny on an Indonesian news site today. They had picked up on the story on Ainan and written a piece in Bahasa Indonesia on him. That, in itself was not surprising. What was, however, was the news category that they had filed him under. Can you guess?

Well, they had filed him as "Strange but true"!

It is curious the way different cultures react to Ainan's precociousness. In Indonesia the reaction is one of marvel. The piece was very sincere, which was warming to read. Thanks to the journalist who wrote it.

(If you would like to read more of Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged seven years and four months, or his gifted brothers, please go to: I also write of child prodigy, IQ, giftedness, intelligence, child genius, baby genius, adult genius, savant, the creatively gifted, gifted adults and gifted children in general. Thanks.)

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