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Child prodigy Carson Huey-You starts freshman year at Texas Christian University


By John Bailo   Follow   Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 11:45am PDT   673 views   11 comments
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/child-prodigy-carson-huey-you-11-starts-freshman-year-college-article-1.1439634

At the tender age of 11, Carson Huey-You likes video games, movies, wrestling with his younger brother - and quantum physics.

He's a pint-sized prodigy who just started his freshman year at Texas Christian University.

He's the youngest college undergrad in the school's history.

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curious2   Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 11:48am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

I saw a documentary on this.

Dan8267   Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 12:09pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 2

It's been my observation that being a child prodigy makes a person less happy with life in our society. He'll miss out on all the good parts of growing up and the assholes in college will pick on him. At least that's the behavior towards prodigies I saw back when I was in college. I'm glad I'm not one of them.

Rin   Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 12:01am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 3

Here's the story of child prodigy, Bill Siddis of MA ...

http://www.sidis.net/BioWilliamJamesSidis.htm

If one's a prodigy, it's best to be from a rich family and thus, insulated from the BS in life.

All and all, the work world is full of posers and MBA-ologists, not even above average/smart persons, never mind prodigies.

And academics... can you say grant writing tournaments?

Rin   Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 12:24am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 4

::If one's a prodigy, it's best to be from a rich family

On my note above, this is exactly my plan.

I'm going to become an adult prodigy, once I retire from this hedge fund work, and attend medical school. I've been studying mnemonic systems which will help me remember large volumes of information, as well as nutrition and so forth, which will allow me to contribute without having to be a man of the system.

Dan8267   Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 1:10am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 5

Rin says

If one's a prodigy, it's best to be from a rich family and thus, insulated from the BS in life.

That works for non-prodigies as well.

Rin   Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 2:26am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 6

Dan8267 says

Rin says

If one's a prodigy, it's best to be from a rich family and thus, insulated from the BS in life.

That works for non-prodigies as well.

Yes, but that would deprive the middle class wanna socialites from forming a cadre of MBA-logists.

At least if the Trust Fund babies were capped by their creative or intellectual IQ, then there's a hope that society could advance on account of having another Darwin or Maxwell.

freak80   Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 10:44pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

Why is he going to a religious university? Why isn't he going to MIT where his scientific talents will be appreciated?

Rin   Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 11:44pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 8

freak80 says

Why is he going to a religious university? Why isn't he going to MIT where his scientific talents will be appreciated?

I'd say... why doesn't he have a private tutor? Freshman/Sophomore college survey science courses are for the birds. If he's not in frat or a dorm, he'd have close to zero conversations with his classmates.

Plus, if he's a so-called prodigy, he should be tutored and then, be taking upper level undergrad and graduate level courses, ala carte in a special student program, and then, apply for a doctorate at a Georgia Tech, MIT, or Caltech. He can take a BS from one of those Univ of Maryland or Penn State online examination programs if he needs a prereq of a BS degree.

Once again, stupid middle class thinking parents. If I were rich, my kid would never get harassed by middle class 18 year olds at a local college.

Rin   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 1:17am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 9

Sorry that I'm railing on this kid's family but in reality, sending a kid into a cauldron full of young adults is just plain idiotic, even if the mother accompanies him as a bodyguard.

Really, the average freshman at a college is an immature moron, who probably belongs more at a legal brothel (see Amsterdam) than a university.

Next, the way a school breaks up its survey courses, once again, insults the intelligence of a child prodigy, as many fields of study overlap across dept lines. Thus, by providing him with departmental cross sections of reading, private tutoring, etc, he can become a Renaissance man of learning and not some soon-to-be loser, corporate drone. Much of this academic content is now available online.

And finally, the only requirement to later attend a graduate school are the undergraduate prerequisites and some bachelor's degree. All of this can be accomplished from ages 11 to 17, without needing to subject the kid to a college setting. Yes, he can in effect have the equivalent of several majors: Classical Piano, Chinese, Biology, History, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Political Science, Economics but simply show to the world, one bachelor's degree in let's say Statistics/Applied Math, so that he's not pigeonholed, prior to starting graduate school.

freak80   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 1:20am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 10

Rin says

Really, the average freshman at a college is an immature moron, who probably belongs more at a legal brothel (see Amsterdam) than a university.

Good point. ;-)

HEY YOU   Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 1:33am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

I've always wondered what's the difference in the brain of prodigies and some of us Dumasses.

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