I’m surprised that I’ve never heard that story before.? It happened back in 1999, but Nick Paumgarten wrote a very interesting piece about it for The New Yorker very recently.? He interleaves the story of Nicholas White’s entrapment with a broader story on “the lives of elevators“.
See a speeded-up video of the ordeal here.
Most of us learned some version of the following in school:? Galileo was a brilliant scientist who discovered the truth and was then persecuted by an intolerant church.
Today the Thinking Christian pointed me to a great post at the evangelical outpost that attempts to set the record straight.? It’s definitely worth a read.? I’m hoping to check out the references soon.
This man can perform incredible calculations in his head, and somehow sees the numbers as shapes or colors. He can also learn a new language in a week.
A British documentary is available on YouTube. I haven’t watched all 5 parts yet, but the first one was fascinating.