>>7810285 Just another retard who spent every day of his childhood learning maths at a ridiculous fast rate to please his parents and now that he made it to academia he is just another cog. Another small name in the lists that from time to time comes up with another published paper that will change nothing and no one will read. All for what? He could be have enjoyed his youth a bit more and then become what he is now but it is too late to think about that now. He has to publish another useless paper that literally no one will read or else he will get thrown out from whatever shithole he is currently in.
>>7810305 There's no evidence that he has a high IQ - only guesses. The type of test he had was an academic achievement test, not an IQ test. His mom then just inferred his IQ from his achievement level.
His IQ is most likely lower than what one would expect given his academic achievement, because people with high functioning autism tend to have higher academic achievement than what their IQ predicts.
>>7810295 >just another retard >Barnett was admitted to the Perimeter Scholars International in 2013, a one-year non-degree master's level program at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. At the age of 15, he was the youngest student admitted to the program.
>>7810363 >judging intelligence from degree given at age 15 http://tedxteen.com/speakers-performers/tedxteen-2012/93-jacob-barnett
His cognitive capacities are obviously very advanced for his age. Just because he hasn't had the time to finish 6 years of education does not mean he isn't a prodigy. Prodigy is relative to the age group, and 99% of kids his age are not doing this sort of work. Whatever you want to call him, he isn't intellectually disabled by any means.
It's good that he lives in a world where he is recognised for his talents and can do the work that he wants. For me I feel this helps me feel safe in my decision to do more practical/people focused work and using science to help people. You don't have to be a genius to help people but your efforts are appreciated. I can tell /sci/ gets immediately triggered by him because in Academia its a giant competition to be the smartest which is entirely different to engineering/practical science which is all about collaboration and appreciation of other's ideas.
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