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Genius at Work (Big Bang Theory Disproven by 12-year-old boy)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/a-beautiful-mind-12-year-old-boy-genius-sets-out-to-disprove-big-bang/ ^

Posted on 03/27/2011 9:16:23 PM PDT by TigerClaws

At 12-years-old, Jacob Barnett is a genius. He’s already in college, his IQ is higher than Einstein’s, and for fun he‘s working on an expanded version of that man’s theory of relativity. So far, the signs are good. Professors are astounded. So what else does a boy genius with vast brilliance do in his free time? Disprove the big bang, of course.

Original Story is below:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011103200369

When Jacob Barnett first learned about the Schrödinger equation for quantum mechanics, he could hardly contain himself.

For three straight days, his little brain buzzed with mathematical functions.

From within his 12-year-old, mildly autistic mind, there gradually flowed long strings of pluses, minuses, funky letters and upside-down triangles -- a tapestry of complicated symbols that few can understand.

He grabbed his pencil and filled every sheet of paper before grabbing a marker and filling up a dry erase board that hangs in his bedroom. With a single-minded obsession, he kept on, eventually marking up every window in the home.

Strange, say some.

Genius, say others.

But entirely normal for Jacob, a child prodigy who used to crunch his cereal while calculating the volume of the cereal box in his head.

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"The theory that he's working on involves several of the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics.

"Anyone who solves these will be in line for a Nobel Prize."

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bigbangtheory; childprodigy; einstein; genius; intelligence; jacobbarnett; prodigy; stringtheory
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Amazing story.
1 posted on 03/27/2011 9:16:24 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Hugh Ross will be terribly disappointed.


2 posted on 03/27/2011 9:17:51 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (Ephesians 2:8-10)
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To: Dr. Sheldon Cooper

You’d want to see this. *snicker*


3 posted on 03/27/2011 9:18:21 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: TigerClaws

>> his IQ is higher than Einstein’s

Yeah, but what about Lorentz’ IQ?


4 posted on 03/27/2011 9:20:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TigerClaws
While I was in college, a guy down the hall was from the same town as a child prodigy, who was also attending the university at -- age 12. The 12 year old was certainly a genius, but it must have been difficult for him to hang out with college age students from a social standpoint.

I hope the 12 year old in this article is well grounded with good parents.

5 posted on 03/27/2011 9:23:18 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Gene Eric

snark. used to prove there isn’t an aether only to realize there is an aether


6 posted on 03/27/2011 9:23:41 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: TigerClaws; Liberty1970; Tax-chick; Gene Eric

Well, let’s all keep our fingers crossed. Most of these child prodigies burn out early and wind up in the gutter at age 21.


7 posted on 03/27/2011 9:25:26 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: TigerClaws
(Big Bang Theory Disproven by 12-year-old boy)

Are you smarter than *everyone*, or maybe just retarded?

8 posted on 03/27/2011 9:25:34 PM PDT by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: TigerClaws
“From within his 12-year-old, mildly autistic mind,....”

Maybe autistic — maybe just trying desperately to tune out all the (relatively) moronic bozos around him.

9 posted on 03/27/2011 9:26:59 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

THERE IS A MOUNTAIN
Donovan

The lock upon my garden gate’s a snail, that’s what it is.
The lock upon my garden gate’s a snail, that’s what it is.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
The caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within.
Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain.
Oh Juanita, oh Juanita, oh Juanita, I call your name.
Oh, the snow will be a blinding sight to see as it lies on yonder hillside.
The lock upon my garden gate’s a snail, that’s what it is.
The lock upon my garden gate’s a snail, that’s what it is.
Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within.
Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within.
Ah, my-my.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.
First there is a mountain


10 posted on 03/27/2011 9:27:42 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 794 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: TigerClaws

... says he has set out to disprove the big bang (general relativity). Does not say the theory is disproven. That would be newsworthy ... if General Relativity equations are modified.


11 posted on 03/27/2011 9:29:55 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: metmom; Tired of Taxes; wintertime

I wonder what this boy’s educational background is?


12 posted on 03/27/2011 9:30:45 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: TigerClaws
Anyone who solves these will be in line for a Nobel Prize.

Why would they discourage the kid like that?

13 posted on 03/27/2011 9:31:27 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Autism ,,, or Asperger’s?


14 posted on 03/27/2011 9:32:35 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: null and void
Mellow Yellow

Donovan

Electrical banana

Is gonna be a sudden craze.

Electrical banana

Is bound to be the very next phase.

They call it Mellow Yellow,

Quite rightly.

They call me Mellow Yellow,

Donovan seemed to have that slightly autistic thing going, or was that just being stoned?

15 posted on 03/27/2011 9:34:14 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: TigerClaws
Great story.

Disprove the big bang.

Impossible. The Dopler effect proves the existence of an infinitely dense singularity... Period.
16 posted on 03/27/2011 9:34:56 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

i.e., Lorentz’ work relating the constancy of light to the relativity of time.


17 posted on 03/27/2011 9:35:40 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TigerClaws

Carbon Doh! way he explains it’s obvious makes you wonder why we have been funding all these 2nd rate physicists.


18 posted on 03/27/2011 9:37:28 PM PDT by underbyte (TEOTEWAKI)
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To: kbennkc; null and void

Even after 40+ years of listening to Donovan’s songs, I still don’t understand them.


19 posted on 03/27/2011 9:39:14 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: TigerClaws

WOW

Some people thing Autism is a birth defect. No, it is simply a different way of thinking, of using one’s mind.

It is a gift, and like many gifts, comes with downsides as well.

God bless him, and god bless his family for supporting him!

This is AWESOME!


20 posted on 03/27/2011 9:42:21 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

It does say Asperger’s in the article. My point was that anyone might act a bit strange, if they were forced to spend all their time with people (on average) 80 IQ points less intelligent then them. Consider that people, with an IQ 60 points below average, generally need to live in an assisted-living facility.


21 posted on 03/27/2011 9:43:28 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TigerClaws

Yes! It is amazing!
Reminds me of very well learned pastor/minister when asked: “Do you believe in the ‘Big Bang Theory?’(meaning,how the world began).

Th P/M answered: “I understand that is how it is going to end!”

Another about a little girl when asked: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

Her answer: “The Chicken of course! God did not make any eggs!”


22 posted on 03/27/2011 9:44:14 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: Inyo-Mono
Even after 40+ years of listening to Donovan’s songs, I still don’t understand them.

Me neither. Why do I like them? When I hear them today I can almost smell my 57 Chev.

23 posted on 03/27/2011 9:46:07 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: TigerClaws

His train of thought is interesting. Conventional thinking is that atoms only formed when the universe’s temperature had cooled enough that the strong force could bind quarks together to form protons. But by the same logic, if the universe had that much energy density, why would those atoms not immediately fuze to heavier elements, blasting right up to and through fuzing iron, with the universe’s cooling quickly becoming driven by the energy loss from fuzing the very heavy elements?


24 posted on 03/27/2011 9:50:11 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: TigerClaws

Sigh...

I still have problems with fractions. Always hated math.


25 posted on 03/27/2011 9:53:02 PM PDT by Ronin (Tokyo Hot -- Looking forward to saving money on night lights!!!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

he’s spontaneously doing math that most math PhD’s would have a hard time understanding. Use whatever word you want (unique talent, genius, gift ...), I would not call it strange behavior.

No doubt that Mozart was a bit odd as a youngster. Mathematicians tend to be even odder than composers.


26 posted on 03/27/2011 9:53:49 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: kbennkc

Don’t eat any Mellow Yellow snow!


27 posted on 03/27/2011 9:55:32 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: LetMarch
“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”


28 posted on 03/27/2011 9:55:55 PM PDT by Errant
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To: null and void

My old friend Mel Aiello used to sing that song all the time.
I always liked The Allman brothers version, too.


29 posted on 03/27/2011 9:57:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TigerClaws; SunkenCiv
Bump
Ping
30 posted on 03/27/2011 9:59:03 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Windcatcher

Yeah... that’s exactly what I was thinking.


31 posted on 03/27/2011 9:59:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TigerClaws

Sounds like a variation of the well-known baryon asymmetry problem.


32 posted on 03/27/2011 10:03:27 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: TigerClaws
I apparently have Aspergers syndrome.

Never heard of such a thing, but lived with it forever.

Thought it was a normal thing.

33 posted on 03/27/2011 10:04:13 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

The aether that didn’t exist has been replaced by the quantum noise that does exist.

Same way the theory of continental drift which was totally impossible according to most has been replaced by plate tectonics that makes sense.


34 posted on 03/27/2011 10:05:39 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Gene Eric
>> his IQ is higher than Einstein’s

Yeah, but what about Lorentz’ IQ?

What makes so many presume that the IQ of such men could be accurately gauged?

35 posted on 03/27/2011 10:06:17 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Elsiejay

Wavy Gravy will be glad to learn the brown acid didn't permanently fry you..

36 posted on 03/27/2011 10:06:59 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

“Even after 40+ years of listening to Donovan’s songs, I still don’t understand them.”

This is not an advocacy statement......but, you have to be stoned to understand his lyrics.....maybe.


37 posted on 03/27/2011 10:09:12 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: TigerClaws
Einstein likely was an Ausberger’s too.
38 posted on 03/27/2011 10:13:19 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Asperger’s is a form of autism. It is high functioning form. Most who have it are very, very smart. They are also socially awkward. They have trouble understanding body language, facial expresssions and common phrases like “madder than a wet hen” They will ask why would a hen be wet? Will that make them mad? Why would you make a hen mad?” ALso motor skills are slightly impaired. You can see it when they run. Many are also highly sensitive to certain stimulus like noise, taste, touch, etc.


39 posted on 03/27/2011 10:17:15 PM PDT by 1scrappymom (Thanks Texas Rangers for a great run!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
“Mathematicians tend to be even odder than composers.”

I knew a very smart guy that used to know a lot of the top bands, back in the day, like the Stones, Zeppelin...etc.,

His contention was the oddest people on the planet were........drummers.

I'm just saying......!!

40 posted on 03/27/2011 10:20:58 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: TigerClaws

I hope he never looses his way of explaining things.

I find it thinkable.


41 posted on 03/27/2011 10:22:19 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: LetMarch

Actually, it would have been the egg first.

What laid the egg didn’t have to be a chicken, because the theory of evolution allows for slight changes between generations.

So what laid the egg wasn’t quite a chicken, but what came from that egg was a fully formed chicken.


42 posted on 03/27/2011 10:23:15 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: null and void; kbennkc; Inyo-Mono
"Thought is like a little boat upon the sea." ~ D.L.

43 posted on 03/27/2011 10:23:26 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Crucial

>> What makes so many presume that the IQ of such men could be accurately gauged?

I believe creativity is the unsung hero in the IQ space. And without a legacy of effort by others who’ve failed would the products of rewarded IQ be possible. Not to steal the well deserved thunder from great minds, but is IQ ever measured in a vacuum free of knowledge?


44 posted on 03/27/2011 10:26:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TigerClaws

This article is nice.

But that boy still isn’t smarter than 0bama.

/sarc


45 posted on 03/27/2011 10:28:18 PM PDT by LyinLibs
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To: Falconspeed

“Impossible. The Dopler effect proves the existence of an infinitely dense singularity... Period.”

People like you scare me, and it’s not because of your brilliance.


46 posted on 03/27/2011 10:28:37 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

savant?


47 posted on 03/27/2011 10:40:39 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: djf

Add in all the new talk about dark matter and dark energy. Hubble interpreted redshift as an indication of an expanding universe because he had no choice—we had discarded the notion of ether. With the inclusion of matter and energy we cannot se, however, I wonder if we have to begin to question how we interpret redshift: is it merely a Doppler effect, or an interaction with intervening dark matter or dark energy? Put another way, is it just a form of scattering or something similar, and only an indicator of distance? That would have profound implications for the size or age of the universe. The second people started talking about dark matter as if it exists a lot of alarm bells startted going off in my head—space would no longer be empty, and it was the emptiness that mandated an expanding universe and a Big Bang.


48 posted on 03/27/2011 10:43:42 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: 1scrappymom
They have trouble understanding body language, facial expresssions and common phrases like “madder than a wet hen” They will ask why would a hen be wet? Will that make them mad? Why would you make a hen mad?”

Are you sure it's a case of "not understanding" or is it actual;y being too analytical and having too much common sense?

Most "common phrases" do not ever make literal sense. They're goofball sayings based on ignorance. Often, where I work, we sarcastically bug each other when one of us uses and "old school" saying like that. We ask playfully common sense questions like you've posited until one of us gives up in defeat. It's especially fun to do it to someone who doesn't even get the saying or phrase correct in the first place.
49 posted on 03/27/2011 10:44:05 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: sinanju

bump thread for later


50 posted on 03/27/2011 10:44:07 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Public Service Announcement. As of 3/28/11, 589 days 'til we take out the trash. (November 6 2012))
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