[ExI] no brain, no pain

Michael M. Butler mmbutler at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 06:29:23 UTC 2007

But how popular was he -- was he shunt by others?

(cue audience groans)

On 7/20/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> When Dr Feuillet's staff took his medical history, they learned he
> had had a shunt inserted into his head to drain away hydrocephalus --
> water on the brain -- as an infant. The shunt was removed when he was 14.
> Intelligence tests showed the man had an IQ of 75, below the average
> score of 100 but not considered mentally retarded or disabled.
> "What I find amazing ... is how the brain can deal with something
> which you think should not be compatible with life," said Max Muenke,
> a pediatric brain defect specialist.

         Michael M. Butler  :  m m b u t l e r  ( a t )  g m a i l . c o m
SOC: Everybody in the world hates you.  GLEN: That's good, because it
makes things more challenging.
SOC: You're insane … you're out of your freaking mind.  GLEN: That's
good, too, because it makes thinking more challenging.

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