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Old 06-10-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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She's 2. She plays with dolls and draws with chalk. And apparently, she's one of the smartest people in Britain.
Karina Oakley of Guildford, Surrey, near London, has an IQ of 160 the same as physics professor Stephen Hawking and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, London's Daily Mail reports.

Toddler Has Same IQ Score as Stephen Hawking - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

Meet Karina, the two-year-old who's as smart as Stephen Hawking | Mail Online
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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But can she sing songs from "Les Mis?"

FWIW, there is an article in this month's "Discover" magazine that has a fairly straightforward explanation of Hawkings work. It also touches on the parallel universe stuff.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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give her math and science books before she becomes polluted by society. hurry!
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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Give it 5 years and she'll be the same as everyone else. I hate these "Oh my baby's a genius!" BS stories.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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I'll wager she's smart enough to know mom's an idiot.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Give it 5 years and she'll be the same as everyone else. I hate these "Oh my baby's a genius!" BS stories.
I have to second this thought... Baby/young geniuses tend to be and remain just that.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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I don't know. I have a neice who as a 1st grader was reading on the 4th grade level. She just graduated from high school as class pres and validictorian. She is the smart one in the family. Though I grad from UT Austin in 1968, it was less than spectacular.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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Give it 5 years and she'll be the same as everyone else. I hate these "Oh my baby's a genius!" BS stories.
Me as well. Me and my brother had those tests done by our school when we were young; he was at 160, same as the girl in the article, and mine was just over 140. we're not geniuses, and he's certainly no stephen hawking. I don't remember anyone writing an article about him when he scored that; but it could be because countless other individuals have those same high scores; even at our own school there were other students with those numbers and higher.

I had a friend in my class with a score of almost 170, and he ended up being a pot head doing construction work.

Write an article when she's cured cancer or done something meaningful with her intelligence. Until then, its nothing to be interested in.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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I had a friend in my class with a score of almost 170, and he ended up being a pot head doing construction work.
Come on, give me a break...
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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OK, I read when I was 3. No training, I just liked the sunday comics and the captions under pictures! I went to public schools where the middle schoolers tried to see how high they could score on the CAT's. I think most of us were 12th grade by the time we were in 7th in many subjects according to the test. It was like a contest.

But IQ? I think I was tested in 6th grade. I score just over a measley 140. But there are several things you have to remember about IQ. It is a subjective measurment of intelligence based on our own societal constraints. IOW, it gives you colors, shapes and other puzzles and asks you "what do you think. It is not necessarily a good measure for everyone OR is is a measure of how that intelligence can be APPLIED.

Hawking is probably a little touched in the head. The 160 is relative. Maybe he is not a poet-laureat (sp), but he has some very interesting ideas about space-time. Maybe that is just because of his own physical limitations (lots of time to think) or maybe that is just because of how he thinks, not how fast.

You can have the fastest car in the world, you won't get it to the top of the mountain if you do not point it in the right direction.
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