Philip Smith grew up in 1960s Miami, with a psychic healer father who was into yogic diets, mystical vibrations, and reincarnation. Smith himself became a Scientologist at the age of 17. His new memoir about his youth is Walking Through Walls.
As Inauguration Day approaches, we look back at the 2008 presidential election, and how Barack Obama won. Also: Philip Smith on his memoir about growing up in 1960s Miami. Plus, find out about the role mathematics plays in our understanding of the universe!