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      12 Year old Astrophysics Prodigy Welcome Back Einstein!

      Taken from: new.yahoo.com

      Jacob Barnett, who has an IQ of 170, began solving 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles at the age of 3, not long after he'd been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism. A few years later, he taught himself calculus, algebra, and geometry in two weeks. By 8, he had left high school, and is currently taking college-level advanced astrophysics classes—while tutoring his older classmates. And he's being recruited for a paid researcher job by Indiana University.

      Now, he's at work on a theory that challenges the Big Bang—the prevailing explanation among scientists for how the universe came about. It's not clear how developed it is, but experts say he's asking the right questions.
      The theory that he's working on involves several of the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics.



      Another interesting video on Jake which has a very interesting question regarding Einstein's theory.

      //video.yahoo.com/watch/8796685/24707163

      This kid is wicked smaht!
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      He's 8 years old and he's already challenging the Big Bang theory.

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      Feynman + Einstein + steroids + crack = that kid.
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      The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended. - Frédéric Bastiat
      I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves. - Christopher Hitchens
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      If I was that smart, I would focus my attention on the stock market.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
      If I was that smart, I would focus my attention on the stock market.
      If you're that smart, there's no need. You're set for life.
      The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended. - Frédéric Bastiat
      I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves. - Christopher Hitchens
      Formerly known as BLUELINE976

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      If you're that smart, you realise there are greater pleasures and greater callings.
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      It's cool to see this kid, still doing typical 12 year old things also. He likes to watch the Disney Channel and kicks back on his 360 to play Halo. If I remember right, I believe I read somewhere that he plays classical music by memory.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ne-yo View Post
      It's cool to see this kid, still doing typical 12 year old things ... kicks back on his 360 to play Halo.
      dohoho

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      Funny coming from the grown man with my little pony in his signature.

      I actually do kick back and play a little Halo every now and then. I play C.O.D. as well amongst other games. It's one of my favorite past times.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      If you're that smart, you realise there are greater pleasures and greater callings.
      How do you know?

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      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      How do you know?
      Xei is just that smart!
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      Quote Originally Posted by BLUELINE976 View Post
      Xei is just that smart!
      Evidently.

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      It's a matter of personal preference. I have found that generally smart people want to prove their intelligence and contribute to the greater good. However if one were even smarter, I think that they would do what they love (mathematical theories, rigorous discussions, etc) and also enjoy the other aspects of life, such as dating, traveling, and making loads of money.

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      That or you work tirelessly on a problem that seems impossible, and nags at you day and night. Until you eventually figure it out, but then others look at it and they find the smallest of flaws in your idea, and you realize it is not 100% correct! So you again work and work on it more and more, but you never get that final answer, as one small thing always seems to elude you, and every time you figure out the problem, another one shows up some where else in your work. So you continue and continue until you start to go mad, but in your madness you find insight to great question that bring you praise and renown, but still that one small flaw nags at you, never ending. The one flaw that will always escape your grasp, that one flaw that you can never figure out, no matter how smart you are, no matter how long you work, it continues to escape you. If only you had a little more time, just a little more time, but there is never enough time. In the end, you die and your one true regret on your death bed is that the one piece of the universal puzzle has escaped your grasp forever.
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      Feeling a little cynical today?

      That's how science works, luckily it's a team effort and everyone works off of each other in order to advance the...... I just lost my train of thought.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MindGames View Post
      I have found that generally smart people want to prove their intelligence
      No, it's not the smart ones that do that...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ne-yo View Post
      Funny coming from the grown man with my little pony in his signature.

      I actually do kick back and play a little Halo every now and then. I play C.O.D. as well amongst other games. It's one of my favorite past times.
      I thought it was funny, because it's a very common stereotype that Halo players are little children who know nothing about real gaming. It's more of an in-joke for those that are active in the gaming communnity though :p

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      Halo is the only video game I like. I like the colors and I love the physics. The more realistic games make it hard for me to see things.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
      I thought it was funny, because it's a very common stereotype that Halo players are little children who know nothing about real gaming. It's more of an in-joke for those that are active in the gaming communnity though :p
      Yea I'm not active in the gaming community I guess. I thought that my little pony signature you have was funny because my daughter absolutely LOVES it and that's actually not a stereotype, all little girls really do like my little pony, just like you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PhilosopherStoned View Post
      Halo is the only video game I like. I like the colors and I love the physics. The more realistic games make it hard for me to see things.
      By real gaming I meant real time strategy, Battlefield (before Bad Company), Half-Life and platformers, not the typical cowadoody mudon wofo crap. But that is subject for another discussion

      Quote Originally Posted by Ne-yo View Post
      Yea I'm not active in the gaming community I guess. I thought that my little pony signature you have was funny because my daughter absolutely LOVES it and that's actually not a stereotype, all little girls really do like my little pony, just like you.
      The new show, Friendship is Magic, actually has a fairly large adult following.

      http://www.dreamviews.com/f35/my-lit...-magic-111508/

      Read that!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
      The new show, Friendship is Magic, actually has a fairly large adult following.

      http://www.dreamviews.com/f35/my-lit...-magic-111508/

      Read that!
      How about, Ummmmmm .... No..lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      No, it's not the smart ones that do that...
      Generally, I have found that they do, since I was one of the smart kids placed in accelerated learning programs in school.

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      Great video. It's wonderful to see star children and rainbow children being reincarnated into this dimension from the advanced pleadian and lyran dimensions. They're preparing us for 2012.
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      Seriously..?

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      I know all sorts of people that believe exactly that crap. The funny thing is that none of them would be caught dead hanging out with this kid. They'd all tell him to "open his mind".
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