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Friday, March 25, 2011

Child Genius

So .. was reading an article on a 12 year old "Jacob Barnett" a child genius, who has began expanding on Einstein's theory of relativity. Is quite interesting, I recommend you give it a read.


Here is a YT video of him explaining how stars die.
















What you think about parents putting children into University at such a young age, and the implications it has on their social life. Discuss in comments please :)



21 comments:

tissue rejection said...

Holy shit. I didn't learn any of that stuff until I was thirteen

frameaj1 said...

I know right! This guy is a YEAR ahead for his age!

Kim Anders said...

he accidental all knowledge?

JaksonHunt said...

This is amazing

Necroticism said...

iamfullofenvy.tif

Patti D. said...

it's amazing.

Photo Blog said...

ugh, me so stupid... haha I feel like a caveman now.

mac-and-me said...

impressive

botji said...

Lol this somewhat scares me :D kid knows too much!

Razor said...

I'm sorry, not to underestimate him or anything, but he doesn't sound really genius-like.
He sounds like he memorized a bunch of stuff.

cool video, though...

PryON said...

I was a child genius once. Now I am an adult genius but my genius is clouded by drink and partially by having a TERRIBLE MEMORY (which is mostly attributable to drink).

A Kid At Heart said...

I really don't care how smart my might be, I want my kid to learn how to be a kid first and foremost. I will not have my child miss out being a child.

Malkavian said...

Well, while it could affect the social life of a kid by inscribing him into university, it isnt a bad move because if he stayed in normal classes he would get bored because its to easy, and he would focus his attention on more important matters OR worst case scenario develop some kind of odd behavior because of it. Just my opinion

Issac said...

wish i was a gene ious. lol

Kontingency said...

i dunno man. this seems scripted to me. maybe im just overly skeptical. but as far as putting kids that young into college? definitly going to stunt their social growth. there are so many things you learn about so many things before you're supposed to even think about college. this kid hasnt experienced enough of life yet.

Oscar said...

I agree with A Kid at Heart. Being a kid is so important, and grades will only get you so far without social skills.

Blair said...

I guess he can get somewhere being smart, but honestly, he's only 12, I still played with coloring books. -_-

~DS said...

The only reason why they'd listen to him is because he's so cute

Issac said...

well at least we have some smart people for the future..lol

Piets said...

good lord... this child is awesome!
i want to be just like him... 10 years ago...

Shona said...

I knew about this kid for awhile, the amazing thing about him is.. he's autistic! I love it!

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