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Nine-year-old is "world's cleverest child"

Posted on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 | Comment icon 66 comments

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"Ainan Cawley, who lives in Singapore with his expatriate family, is studying chemistry at college."

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Comment icon #57 Posted by Sempervirens on 1 February, 2009, 20:41
Fascinating. However, having met or heard of a few individuals (of all ages), all around the world, whose processing capabilities (or whatever you wish to call it) were far above and beyond anything usually considered "normal", but who never had the luck of being even schooled, let alone intellectually oriented, I find the typically journalistic title of "the world's cleverest child" hard to swallow and somewhat offensive to all those victims of intellectual neglect that the world will never hear about. (This has nothing whatsoever to do with the contributor of this interesting piece of news, ... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by Sempervirens on 1 February, 2009, 20:50
Wow. I wonder what are the life span of those kind of kids. And till when would they excel in that field when they wend puberty. For what it's worth, I had a great-uncle (never met him as I was born many decades after his passing) who at the age of two could - among other things - do math homework for his siblings who were already attending school (and then for their school mates, too). He is also said to have been an unusually "wise" and kind child. There are people - now very old people - who still remember him, to this day. He died a day after his third birthday. The doctor who attended him... [More]
Comment icon #59 Posted by Enigma wrapped in a puzzle on 6 February, 2009, 18:58
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Comment icon #60 Posted by Resonance on 6 February, 2009, 19:00
- Post removed - Wooah wooah .... c'mon guys.. HAHAHA...
Comment icon #61 Posted by chrisfreak on 6 February, 2009, 19:21
No matter how clever you are... someday... there's always a day when you forgot where you put the key/remote
Comment icon #62 Posted by Almighty89 on 6 February, 2009, 19:30
Many, many people recite Pi for much, much longer than this brat. Boy, do overachievers annoy me. His dad sounds rather arrogant, as well. Let's pray some horrible freak accident befalls him. Are you a bit jealous?
Comment icon #63 Posted by Resonance on 6 February, 2009, 19:36
Are you a bit jealous? He actually doesn't sound like he's jealous at all. It seems to me, he's pointing out the facts.
Comment icon #64 Posted by Exterminator on 19 February, 2009, 17:38
All those who are saying that terrible thing befalls on him.. are utter stupid and lack any sense of morality. Tell me one thing.. How many 9 year olds have you come across in life which have the same ability..? None? Do you hate over-knowledge? Do you want this world to be spreading terror with guns and killing and playing GTA ???? Or do you want this world to be flaming all those who advance in their way? Hope this little genius becomes the next Einstein and perhaps increases the bank of knowledge humanity has... It's hard to believe that such non-sense still exists in the people of this wor... [More]
Comment icon #65 Posted by BlackRedLittleDevil on 22 February, 2009, 4:57
His younger brothers Fintan, five, and Tiarnan, three, are described by their father as, respectively, a "gifted child actor" and a "baby genius". Wow, if true, pretty good genes in that family.
Comment icon #66 Posted by Scorpius on 22 February, 2009, 6:36
Some of the comments about this article are definately out of order. Personally, I'm happy to see younger children as smart as he is. It'll be kids like him that can change the world and make our lives easier--from advancements in various fields. For the other's who seem to disrespect this child's family to the point of wishing their death is uncalled for. You know who you are. If this kid one day finds a cure for cancer and you happen to have it. Then hopefully that cure gets to you before you die, if not, then it would be a bit ironic. I see far too many kids stray the wrong way these days. ... [More]

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