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5 year old with 147 IQ becomes youngest Mensa member ever

Wow

Dorman first noticed Gus' advanced intelligence when he started to potty train his son at 18-months. Gus started to bring a newspaper to read on the toilet, and was also reading his father's copies of "Wired" magazine.
 
That kid needs to be in a gifted program. Kindergarten is no place for his intellect.
 
I'm surprised they havent taken him to a private school for gifted youngsters.
 
Eh, I'd rather see him become Victor Von Doom than Reed Richards. But that's just me. JK. Are there actual schools like the one Victor and Reed went to when they were young (kids)?
 
Considering I used to be one, I will admit that those little kids who are smarter than the rest of the peers can be a tad creepy.






:o
 
That kid needs to be in a gifted program. Kindergarten is no place for his intellect.

This kid will be in a think tank by the time he turns 18 for the rest of his life.....inventing new ways to travel the Galaxy.

Let him be a kid while he can.
 
That's impressive.

But can he see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
 
Or how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop
 
What an odd ability to trace he has.

Let's see what happens when we take away the originals...
 
Awesome. Let's hope he actually does/accomplishes something with it.

It seems to be primarily an "American" thing to equate memorizing facts with being intelligent or "smart".
 
Awesome. Let's hope he actually does/accomplishes something with it.

It seems to be primarily an "American" thing to equate memorizing facts with being intelligent or "smart".

This kid isn't necessarily just super knowledgeable (that's not what IQ test measure anyways). This kid has shown that he has been developmentally advanced as well.
 
Awesome. Let's hope he actually does/accomplishes something with it.

It seems to be primarily an "American" thing to equate memorizing facts with being intelligent or "smart".

The kid was reading magazines at 18 months old. Yeah that's not memorization skills. That's straight up hyper active brain development.
 
The kid was reading magazines at 18 months old. Yeah that's not memorization skills. That's straight up hyper active brain development.


It was more of a comment on the strange fascination and praise of the facility/ability (whether it's being good at math, or singing or painting, whatever)- while far less emphasis is put on using that facility/ability in an innovative/creative way.
 
The doing is usually involved as the exhibition of such skills.
 
We've seen wunderkinds before. If he can fight a full grown man and win, then I'll be impressed.
 
The doing is usually involved as the exhibition of such skills.


So if you've got a really wonderful facility for singing and all you do is sing material written by other artists, you think your ability is being utlized in a creative, innovative way?
 

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