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 +

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Birthday, Syahidah!

Yesterday, was Syahidah's birthday: which one is, of course, a state secret.

We celebrated at home with scores of friends throughout the day from morning until night. There were friends from all over the world, there: Germany, India, Argentina, Guatemala, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, among others. It was a congenial day, for me, in particular, as I got to meet many of my wife's friends that I had not encountered before - as well as some I was familiar with.

Quite funny to note: among my wife's friends, all the husbands were universally good looking and intelligent - some of them very good looking indeed. It was enough to make an insecure man worried. It seems that all my wife's female friends were very good at picking their hubbies. They, too, were all intelligent and well presented.

Most of the guests brought their children so that two parties took place at the same time: the party for little people scurrying around at high speed, beneath our feet - and the party for big people, taking place more sedately, above them.

Conversation was varied an interesting, given the range of people present, varying from the nature of different cultures, education, biology, genetics, economics, banking, the state of society and many others. My wife and I both found it refreshing.

Happy Birthday, Syahidah!

(If you would like to learn more of Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged seven years and eleven months, or his gifted brothers, Fintan, four years and four months, and Tiarnan, twenty-one 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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feliz cumpleaƱos, Syahidah!

10:32 AM  

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