The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Why is Christopher so number conscious

Why is he number conscious?

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Christopher's sense of stability and order comes from understanding science and logic - he does not feel comforted by holding on to the idea that there is a greater power controlling what we do and what will happen. In Christopher's world, if there were a greater power controlling things then he would not have the free will that he is confident he has. Numbers are stable. Numbers do not change and are predictable: Christopher finds emotional stability in this.