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Old 03-25-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics. Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 - higher than Albert Einstein - and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role. The boy wonder, who taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in a week, is now tutoring fellow college classmates after hours. And now Jake has embarked on his most ambitious project yet - his own 'expanded version of Einstein's theory of relativity'. According to the Indiana Star, Institute astrophysics professor Scott Tremaine -himself a world renowned expert - confirmed the authenticity of Jake's theory. Jake was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, a mild form of autism, from an early age.[/SIZE]
Jacob Barnett,12, with higher IQ than Einstein develops his own theory of relativity | Mail Online

Seems strange that there are quite a few young kids with an exceptional grasp on maths/physics...and not other subjects.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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I guess I shouldn't feel so great about teaching myself Trig over a weekend. Holy Cow!
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Psh
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Didn't Tesla think Einstein was wrong?
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