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On 2011-03-29 18:27, randirain wrote:
I wish I was autistic.
:loss:

Randi


My son is autistic, my daughter has Asperger's (sp?) My other daughter MAY have Asperger's, but it wasn't readily understood when she was going to school, she had to deal with it herself. My last son has ADHD and Terrett's Syndrome.

Sometimes I don't think I should have bred.
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Ain't life unkind?"
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Yeah you spelled it right.
Didn't facebook guy write his formula on a window too?
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I knew nothing about the character or the story when I first saw the trailer. I thought it was actually about a scientist who got involved with spies!
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2011-03-29 18:13, R.S. wrote:
Yeah? Well, I can drive a car and buy liquor. Let's see boy wonder try that - ha!

Ron
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Drive a car and buy liquor? At the same time? Smile
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Jacob was on Glenn Beck's show last night. A fascinating and wonderful young man!

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On 2011-03-29 18:13, R.S. wrote:
Yeah? Well, I can drive a car and buy liquor. Let's see boy wonder try that - ha!

Ron
:)


Drive a car and buy liquor? At the same time? Smile


You have to in Texas. It's state law. Better be shooting a gun at the same time or I'm turning him in for the reward.
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[quote]On 2011-03-31 01:29, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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On 2011-03-29 18:13, R.S. wrote:
Yeah? Well, I can drive a car and buy liquor. Let's see boy wonder try that - ha!

Ron
:)


Drive a car and buy liquor? At the same time? Smile




We used to have a liquor store in Middletown where you could drive through, buy a six pack (or a pint) and then drive home. So, yeah.
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I am very curious to see what comes from his attempt to disprove big bang theory. Should be very interesting and fascinating. If he comes up with a new model as well, I am quite excited.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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All of this in a 12 year old brain…does it ever feel as if the Universe is using hominid wetware as an operating system to figure itself out?
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All of this in a 12 year old brain…does it ever feel as if the Universe is using hominid wetware as an operating system to figure itself out?


The best laid plans of mice.
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ARTHUR: "...and men."

MICE: "What?"

ARTHUR: "The best laid plans of mice and men."

MICE: "What have 'men' got to do with it?"

It's very weird in my head sometimes.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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[quote]On 2011-03-31 22:42, ed rhodes wrote:
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On 2011-03-31 01:29, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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On 2011-03-29 18:13, R.S. wrote:
Yeah? Well, I can drive a car and buy liquor. Let's see boy wonder try that - ha!

Ron
:)


Drive a car and buy liquor? At the same time? Smile




We used to have a liquor store in Middletown where you could drive through, buy a six pack (or a pint) and then drive home. So, yeah.


In the 70,s you could buy a very large beer on tap to take back to your car at the La Mirada Drive-In Movie Theatre in southern California.

Back on topic.
Watching this video made me feel very stuuuuupid. Forget the Formula's or Math, I would just like to know what this is saying and how it relates to the real physical World.

I think they should introduce this kid to Steven Hawking and leave them alone for awhile and see what develops.
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ARTHUR: "...and men."

MICE: "What?"

ARTHUR: "The best laid plans of mice and men."

MICE: "What have 'men' got to do with it?"

It's very weird in my head sometimes.


I sympathize Smile
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Let him be a kid - physics will be there whenever he feels like exploring it - and hopefully with enough life and academic experience to communicate insights in ways that he can use rather than being used as a "stupid pet trick" by family and media.
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On 2011-04-02 16:59, kcg5 wrote:
I think they should let him BE A KID.


Agreed- physics will be there whenever he feels like exploring it - and hopefully with enough life and academic experience to communicate insights in ways that he can use rather than being used as a "stupid pet trick" by family and media.


Excuse me? Physics IS what the kid wants to do. He's not been pushed into it by anyone. He stays up at night working on formulas when he can't sleep. For him, this IS being a kid.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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On 2011-04-02 23:24, gdw wrote:
Excuse me? Physics IS what the kid wants to do....


Let's see if he gets through Sears Zemansky and Young before worrying about it.
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Physics IS what the kid wants to do. For him, this IS being a kid.


:applause:
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-04-02 23:24, gdw wrote:
Excuse me? Physics IS what the kid wants to do....


Let's see if he gets through Sears Zemansky and Young before worrying about it.

Whoa, nostalgia whiplash!
Though I don't remember the Young. But then I still think it's Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Smile
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My brother had similar abilities at a similar age; massive mathematical ability years beyond his years, and an eidetic memory. In high school his teacher organised for him to tutor college students (including myself) to keep his mind engaged. IQ in the high 160s, best result in the country in the final state exams.

He is now a professor of maths in Notre Dame.

I know everyone is different, but my brother had great difficulty dealing with normal people, and was moody and odd. He matured into a wonderful, rounded and generous person with a huge circle of genuine friends, one of the nicest guys I know. And he is still super bright, though the eidetic memory is no more.

As for the comments that he should be allowed grow up, and the physics can wait - completely wrong. Mathematicians and physicists, like sprinters, peak in their early twenties. My brother lost two years through stupidity (he joined a religious commune) and to this day regrets it. He didn't begin undergraduate work until he was 19, and he should have had his degree finished by that stage. People with extraordinary abilities are generally best going with those abilities.
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