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Four-year-old 'genius' joins Mensa


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

A four year old girl with the IQ of a "genius" has been accepted into Mensa - before she has even started school.

Heidi Hankins sat an IQ test after staff at her nursery said she was so intelligent they were struggling to find activities to challenge her.

The average score for an adult is 100 and a "gifted" individual 130 but the exceptional youngster impressed examiners with a staggering 159.

Heidi - who can already add, subtract, draw figures and write in sentences - was reading books for seven year olds when she was just two.

She beats numbers whizz Carol Vorderman (score 154) and is only slightly behind Big Bang scientist Stephen Hawking (160), who are both members of Mensa.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

Dang...I feel pretty stupid right about now.   :blink:

*keeps fingers crossed that her baby boy will be a genius too*   :geek:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

Not sure if I'd want my kid to be a genius. How do you reprimand a child who is smarter than you are?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

View PostxROCKIEx, on 12 April 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

Not sure if I'd want my kid to be a genius. How do you reprimand a child who is smarter than you are?
I don't think it would matter too much.  You'd still be mom.  In fact a brilliant child might be an excellent self monitor :)

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:26 AM

View PostxROCKIEx, on 12 April 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

Not sure if I'd want my kid to be a genius. How do you reprimand a child who is smarter than you are?
Take away their toys.  Even genius kids have toys.  Or threaten to make them watch Jersey Shore, thus losing precious brain cells.   :w00t:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

Hopefully she creates some breakthroughs in our society


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

That is simply amazing!


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

I've noticed that these so-called "genius children" all tend to be great at MEMORIZING things but never actually go on to advance anything.  Knowledge and intelligence are two very different things.  I understand that IQ is only a measurement of potential and I'm not trying to take anything away from this little girl - her teaching herself to read is a fantastic achievement in itself.  I hope she goes on to find a cure for cancer or even the motor neuron disease that plagues Stephen Hawking.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

I want to harvest that child's brain...


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Hawking should have some of his semen frozen so that the girl could inseminate herself with it when she's of appropriate age.  Several times.  Humanity needs more geniuses.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostBrymstone, on 13 April 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:

I've noticed that these so-called "genius children" all tend to be great at MEMORIZING things but never actually go on to advance anything.  Knowledge and intelligence are two very different things.  I understand that IQ is only a measurement of potential and I'm not trying to take anything away from this little girl - her teaching herself to read is a fantastic achievement in itself.  I hope she goes on to find a cure for cancer or even the motor neuron disease that plagues Stephen Hawking.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:47 AM

I was reading at the age of three. :\


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:54 AM

View PostBrymstone, on 13 April 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:

I've noticed that these so-called "genius children" all tend to be great at MEMORIZING things but never actually go on to advance anything.  Knowledge and intelligence are two very different things.  I understand that IQ is only a measurement of potential and I'm not trying to take anything away from this little girl - her teaching herself to read is a fantastic achievement in itself.  I hope she goes on to find a cure for cancer or even the motor neuron disease that plagues Stephen Hawking.

I tend to agree and it's nothing to do with jealousy.  My bf's daughter was Valedictorian and goes to a prestigious college in Atlanta and she has a super memory but she lacks social skills greatly.  She has always been able to practically memorize everything she reads as does my bf, but she is socially inept.  Memorization would greatly help with learning as it would cut out study time greatly.  

Just wish the bf could remember to pick his socks up off the floor and put the lid on the toothpaste.  *sigh*


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

Let her go work at the Large Hadron Collider.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

View PostxROCKIEx, on 12 April 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:

Not sure if I'd want my kid to be a genius. How do you reprimand a child who is smarter than you are?
Lol, future generations will be smarter, know more so regardless of if ur kid is a genius or not  that is the least of your concerns, i know more than my parents lol and they more than theirs

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