"For most people, religion is an emotional thing. For me, it is primarily intellectual, although there is emotion there as well. Life is a magical thing. The explanation of religion is crazy in a sense, but life is no less crazy. The mystery of it is just as weird and wonderful as religion's explanation of it. When scientists try to break everything down there's always a piece missing."(link to Jul 16 article by Catherine Deveny)
Monday, July 17, 2006
The Autistic GKC?
Daniel Tammet is a savant and autistic (with Asperger's syndrome). He can recite the number pi, from memory, to 22,000 decimal places; he can learn to speak a new language within a week; but the world assaults his senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Tammet, who began to believe in God after reading G.K. Chesterton, thinks that Chesterton may have been a savant and autistic.
Posted by Joe at 10:18 AM