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    So, think you're smart?

    More intellect than most people I know. He is 9.



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    While that vid may impress some, I guess I'll be the first to say that repeating what your parents and the discovery channel preach does not make you smart. Being allowed to be a kid, and form your own opinions, ideas and not be bound by any limits or level of creativity might thou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
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    Meat, obviously you've never been around an intellectually gifted kid. That isn't someone parroting Discovery channel or his parents. He has learned all that he's talking about and processed it a long while back. His opinions and thoughts are flowing like water from his mouth. You can't fake that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post


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    Kid is most likely parroting concepts he has heard discussed. Dosent change the fact that 99.9% of children his age wouldnt have a bloody clue what they were hearing, let alone absorb those concepts into a personal philosophy like this boy clearly has.

    Bright lad for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lule View Post
    So, think you're smart?
    Well, scored a 149 on a MENSA administered IQ test about a decade ago, but I sure as hell don’t apply my “smarts” to everyday life. Besides, I think 149 is only sub-genius. Surely I’ve become less smart over the last ten years.
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    So, think you're smart?

    I remember hearing of a two year old scoring a 149 several years back. I wonder if this is the same kid. But as I said then, an IQ of 149 for a two year old means he is as smart as an average three year old. Mensa is a sham.

    We have some smart kids around here. One 6th grader I know from scouts memorized digits of PI for PI day (3/14). There was a competition. Many kids knew PI to 100+ decimal places. The one I knew rattled off ~350 before the teachers declared him the winner.

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    After listening to that kid my head was about to explode. And I'm twice....I mean three times .... I mean a little older than him.
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    Id bang that kid over the head with the closet bit of wood i could find.
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    I think what meat is saying is that regardless how smart someone may sound, more often than not they simply are repeating what someone else told them in a variety of ways without really thinking about it deeply.
    I do not know this kid, I know nothing about him nor do I care to, but from this clip, I agree with meat, but its only four minutes sooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Meat, obviously you've never been around an intellectually gifted kid.
    Umm, yes I have, and that's why that vid nearly brought me to tears. For all I know the kid may be a genius, but the vid proves nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Umm, yes I have, and that's why that vid nearly brought me to tears. For all I know the kid may be a genius, but the vid proves nothing.
    Actually I beg to differ, the video does prove something. The kid obviously has a huge memory to be able to remember all of what he has heard. Which in turn usually turns out to be a huge I.Q.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Id bang that kid over the head with the closet bit of wood i could find.
    Absolutely. Not enough to really hurt him, but just get him down to average. Really smart people are a real pain in the ass, and he might end up on MTBR blathering on about chainstay to headtube ratios or some other nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    Absolutely. Not enough to really hurt him, but just get him down to average. Really smart people are a real pain in the ass, and he might end up on MTBR blathering on about chainstay to headtube ratios or some other nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Actually I beg to differ, the video does prove something. The kid obviously has a huge memory to be able to remember all of what he has heard. Which in turn usually turns out to be a huge I.Q.
    It has been my experience that when/if you have a kid that's above average, especially way above, and you want them to be a happy and healthy kid, that grows into a happy and healthy adult, the best thing you can do is teach them common sense. Squirrel's have a brain barely the size of a grape and have a HUGE memory capacity. What does that prove?
    Do you think it was a 9yo's personal quest to learn about these things? While it's possible it's highly doubtful. It's more likely that his parents are trying to make him into some sorta prodigy, or show piece, which makes me sad for him, especially if he can't live up to it, and the vid is more likely proof of that than anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    It has been my experience that when/if you have a kid that's above average, especially way above, and you want them to be a happy and healthy kid, that grows into a happy and healthy adult, the best thing you can do is teach them common sense. Squirrel's have a brain barely the size of a grape and have a HUGE memory capacity. What does that prove?
    Do you think it was a 9yo's personal quest to learn about these things? While it's possible it's highly doubtful. It's more likely that his parents are trying to make him into some sorta prodigy, or show piece, which makes me sad for him, especially if he can't live up to it, and the vid is more likely proof of that than anything.
    Whateva, just my opinion.
    I totally agree with you if that's the case here unfortunately we don't know all we have is a video to go by. Maybe the parents haven't crammed this **** down his throat and he picked it up through "who knows where". On second thought the only way he would hear it is through his parents cramming it down his throat. Either way the kid has an enormous memory which what I have heard relates to a higher IQ. With this memory being trained so early on it opens the brain up to quicker learning and more brain cell absorbtion.
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    I hear passion in this kid's voice. He talks about the universe with all of the passion that a normal 9 year old has for toy cars or video games. He speaks with the same passion that Carl Sagen spoke with when he talked about the universe which so fascinated him.
    Or maybe he just has a diaperload full of poopy.

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    So, think you're smart?

    My six year old son thinks I'm smart. Does that count for anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    My six year old son thinks I'm smart. Does that count for anything?
    Actually yes, according to statistics over a 10 year span. It has been confirmed that 1 out of 10 kid's under the age of 7 think that their dad is smart. And out of the ones that were chosen 3% turned out to have an IQ of 140 or better. So all and all with all this considered thing's are looking up for you.
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