"Otherwise, the carbon would have to be coming out of the stars and hence the Earth, made mostly of carbon, we wouldn't be here. So I calculated, the time it would take to create 2 percent of the carbon in the universe, it would actually have to be several micro-seconds. Or a couple of nano-seconds, or something like that. An extremely small period of time. Like faster than a snap. That isn't gonna happen."
"Because of that," he continued, "that means that the world would have never been created because none of the carbon would have been given 7 billion years to fuse together. We'd have to be 21 billion years old . . . and that would just screw everything up."
this is the type of thing that makes me wonder if no other scientist has ever thought of this. but ive never really studied the subject so i wouldnt know. i guess it just seems to simple to have never been thought of before
EDIT: apparently alot of people how been saying there are flaws in the theory, so he sorta lost that race
I suppose it's partly down to how you rate intelligence, though. I'm thinking of more of a technical intelligence, but if I changed the definition slightly I could take it to include maturity etc. as well.
Does anyone else find a problem with overpraising "child prodigies?" I feel like it can only be counterproductive. I mean, you're definitely intelligent. You've got more going on in your head than I probably ever will in my life. But you're still a kid. I'll give credit where credit is due, and when you've actually accomplished something (publications, research, contributions to society, etc), then I have no problem with praise.
I can only see this ending with that kid turning out as a complete jackass ten years from now; feeling that he is somehow superior in every way to the rest of mankind.
My question is whether pushing him in this line of education so much will stunt any social developments he makes. I mean, IQ is one thing, but trading IQ for EQ is foolish. It doesn't matter what theories he works towards if he lacks even a single social skill whatsoever. I know that he's autistic, but he still needs to get help in that case. Being forced to attend schooling with people decades older tends to... not help in that regard.