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#1 2007-11-02 07:55:37

siva.eas
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William James Sidis, Probably the Greatest Genius who ever lived

He could have been a household name like Einstein, Newton or Da Vinci had he chosen to apply his skills more productively.

has some of what he wrote on a range of different subjects.

On another note, here is an interesting article of which people like him don't suceed in life

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#2 2007-11-02 10:48:40

MathsIsFun
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Re: William James Sidis, Probably the Greatest Genius who ever lived

Fascinating ... so intelligent.

But his life helped start the "burn-out" myth.

Lewis Terman, who studied gifted children "... found that gifted children did not fit the existing stereotypes often associated with them: they were not weak and sickly social misfits, but in fact were generally taller, in better health, better developed physically, and better adapted socially than other children." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Terman)


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#3 2007-11-03 01:28:22

ganesh
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Re: William James Sidis, Probably the Greatest Genius who ever lived

Thanks, siva.eas!
Excellent post! Nice and useful link!
Most of the world is unaware of child prodigies! sad


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#4 2007-11-03 10:01:14

LuisRodg
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Re: William James Sidis, Probably the Greatest Genius who ever lived

Amazing. I wish I was that smart.

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