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Specialization is for insects” (Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973). omists and psychologists very seldom indeed. It is as their subject matter comes nearer to man himself that their antireligious bias hardens” (C. S. Lewis, The Grand Miracle: And Other Selected Essays on Theology and Ethics from God in the Dock, 1983). The Number Pope. As I write this book, I realize that a thousand years ago, the last Pope-mathematician died. Gerbert of Aurillac (c. 946– 1003) was fascinated by mathematics and was elected to be Pope Sylvester II in 999.

He is not autistic but has been able to train his brain to perform lightning calculations. For example, he can calculate 53 to the ninth power in his head. He can divide prime numbers and calculate the answer to 60 decimal points and more. He can calculate fifth roots. ) Gamm’s talent has attracted the curiosity of European researchers, who have imaged his brain with PET scans while he performed math problems. These breathtaking studies reveal that Gamm is now able to use areas of his brain that ordinary humans can use for other purposes.

Specialization is for insects” (Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973). omists and psychologists very seldom indeed. It is as their subject matter comes nearer to man himself that their antireligious bias hardens” (C. S. Lewis, The Grand Miracle: And Other Selected Essays on Theology and Ethics from God in the Dock, 1983). The Number Pope. As I write this book, I realize that a thousand years ago, the last Pope-mathematician died. Gerbert of Aurillac (c. 946– 1003) was fascinated by mathematics and was elected to be Pope Sylvester II in 999.

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