"I’m Going to School with Doogie Howser!"

One classmate’s response at attending university classes with a twelve year-old genius. That is what one would call a kid who learned calculus, algebra, trigonometry, and geometry in a week! He has a mild form of autism and apparently can’t sleep very well because he “sees numbers in his head.” Ya think?!?

I love his mom’s comment: “Speaking to the paper, Mrs Barnett said: ‘I flunked math. I know this did not come from me.'”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369595/Jacob-Barnett-12-higher-IQ-Einstein-develops-theory-relativity.html#ixzz1Hsa3S165

The Indianapolis Star has a much more in depth article on this interesting lad. I find his comments about the big bang theory especially fascinating. Scientists accept the established dogma until someone comes along who doesn’t have any stake in the game and all of the sudden scientific ideas are turned on their heads.
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