He has recently been profiled in Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers: The Story of Success, where Gladwell looks at the reasons behind why Langan was unable to flourish in a university environment. Gladwell writes that although Langan "read deeply in philosophy, mathematics, and physics"
as he worked on the CTMU, "without academic credentials, he despairs of ever getting published in a scholarly journal".
Gladwell's profile on Langan mainly portrayed him as an example of an individual who failed to realize his potential in part because of poor social skills resulting from, in Gladwell's speculation, being raised in poverty. [QUOTE]
What Gladwell doesn't know is clarity of thought such as Langan has cannot be compromised by such trophies as academic credentials. He has no peer to impress or argue with and will not lose self in being spectacle desperate for recognition. Langan knows his potential and his limitations as most unassuming individuals of truth do and is not out to prove his worth to anyone. If what langan espouses is indeed truth, he doesn't have to shout; it will be heard someday. On this you can be assured.
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Here is an interview with him. Part 1. It has 3 parts. Done to Earth and completely unassuming.
YouTube - chris langan (part 1)