Mr. Christopher Michael Langan is the Executive Vice-President and ESA Fellow of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.
Christopher Michael Langan is a noted independent researcher and reality theorist whose extraordinary intellect has not prevented him from living a rough, unsheltered, and exciting life. He is best known for his groundbreaking theory of reality, the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU). The CTMU is a reflexive, tautological, and profoundly self-contained intrinsic language through which reality exists and evolves by “talking to itself about itself”, thus serving as its own theory, universe, and model. Combining physics, metaphysics, and biology in a tight, elegant, and unique logico-semiotic structure called the Metaformal System, the CTMU provides a long-sought bridge between mind and matter, science and spirituality, and the internal and external aspects of human and cosmic existence.
Challenged from early childhood by extreme poverty and inadequate schooling, Chris learned young to value brawn as highly as brains. After working as a cowboy, firefighter, construction worker, and bar bouncer in various nightclubs throughout the New York metropolitan area, he came to the attention of the media in 1999 for combining one of the world’s highest IQs with limited formal education and a bare-knuckle lifestyle. Having conducted original investigations infields including logic, mathematics, physics, cosmology, biology, philosophy, language theory, theology, economics, and the cognitive sciences, he has contributed articles on such topics to a number of scholarly journals and alternative intellectual periodicals. Some of these have been collected into books, starting with The Art of Knowing in 2002. In 2017, he began publishing a series of papers that have changed the landscape of science and philosophy. The most recent, Introduction to Quantum Metamechanics, is currently in press.
Chris is the co-founder and president of a non-profit organization, the Mega Foundation, which was established to offer aid, support and camaraderie to the “severely gifted,” a small and neglected population with whose plight he is intimately acquainted. He has carried on his work in the high IQ community through various organizations including the Mega Foundation, Mega International, and the Ultranet, which place emphasis on not just measured intelligence, but moral integrity and creative achievement.