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 +

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Chance meeting with a "family friend"

Today, my wife was in a forested area: a deep, dark, forest. At least, that is what it was as evening approached.

She was with Ainan and Tiarnan, on an adventure. At some point, she encountered a fellow adventurer and struck up a conversation.

As they walked, she talked. "This is his physical education.", she remarked, pointing to Ainan.

The conversation encompased education in general. Finally, being of a mind to know what he thought of the matter, she asked him: "Have you heard about the 7 year old boy?"

"Of course I have," he nodded knowledgeably, "I know the family."

She appraised him carefully on hearing that.

"I know the parents.", he expanded, generously.

Syahidah, the mother of the seven year old in question - had never seen him in her life, before.

It is amazing what the media can do: an appearance in the press can give you friends you never knew you had, friends you have never even met.

How bizarre.

(If you would like to learn more of Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged seven years and ten months, or his gifted brothers, Fintan, four years and three months, and Tiarnan, twenty months, please go to: I also write of gifted education, IQ, intelligence, the Irish, the Malays, College, University, Chemistry, Science, genetics, left-handedness, precocity, child prodigy, child genius, baby genius, adult genius, savant, gifted adults and gifted children in general. Thanks.)

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