He had taught himself 8 languages. He did this by the age of 9. Intelligence is one of many aspects we have decided to measure in humans. But it remains a mystery to me why we believe we can truly quantify intelligence and what good it does us to filter learning potential.
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A good article about a great man. How would editors establish the notability of this topic for a separate Wikipedia article? Because if an 8 yo doesn't publish his scrivenings, they are not generally called "books". A citation is needed, one that indicates more than a relative's recollection From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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William James Sidis
He is notable for his book The Animate and the Inanimate , in which he postulates the existence of dark matter , entropy , and the origin of life in the context of thermodynamics. Sidis was raised in a particular manner by his father, psychologist Boris Sidis , who wished his son to be gifted. Sidis first became famous for his precocity and later for his eccentricity and withdrawal from public life. Eventually, he avoided mathematics altogether, writing on other subjects under a number of pseudonyms. He entered Harvard at age 11 and, as an adult, was claimed to have an extremely high IQ, and to be conversant in about 25 languages and dialects. Some of these claims have not been verified, but many of his contemporaries, including Norbert Wiener , Daniel Frost Comstock and William James , supported the assertion that he was extremely intelligent.
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