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4-year-old genius has same IQ as Einstein
NY Daily News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Amanda Stringfellow

Posted on 12/14/2013 3:11:11 PM PST by Star Traveler

Sherwyn Sarabi scored an IQ of 160, just like Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. The British boy is already studying at the level of a 9-year-old and has read over 190 books.

A four-year-old boy has stunned psychologists—after intelligence tests revealed him to have the same IQ as Einstein.

Sherwyn Sarabi has tested off the scale for intelligence—scoring an IQ of 160—the highest mark on the test.

It's the same score that experts believe scientist Einstein had, as well as being identical to that of Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking.

Sherwyn from Barnsley, Yorks, started school two years early and became a member of Mensa at the age of three.

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I wonder how his high IQ will play into his politics, when he grows up?
1 posted on 12/14/2013 3:11:11 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
Well, I don't know about Einie, but Hawking and Gates are just a little bit to the left.

Now me on the other hand. I'm proud to say very far to the right.

2 posted on 12/14/2013 3:14:28 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Star Traveler

If he’s really smart, he’ll get the first flight out to Mars to colonize it,, at least there will be no Obamacare there so the outlook is positive.


3 posted on 12/14/2013 3:15:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Star Traveler

Yes, but is he as smart as a liberal in Washington? You know, super-genius smart.


4 posted on 12/14/2013 3:16:13 PM PST by lurk
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To: Star Traveler

I hate smart-assed kids...so did Einstein :-)


5 posted on 12/14/2013 3:17:31 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Star Traveler

High IQ doesn’t seem to prevent leftist magic thinking, if Gates and others like him is any indication.


6 posted on 12/14/2013 3:17:40 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Star Traveler

My father in law, son and brother all up there too.


7 posted on 12/14/2013 3:18:08 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Star Traveler

An IQ of 160 at 4 years old only means that he is 60% smarter than the average 4 year old ... wait until he’s a teenager to see if he’s really smart ... a 160 at 4 just means that he can do what a low achieving 2nd grader can do ...


8 posted on 12/14/2013 3:18:37 PM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: TomServo

Funny thing is that Einstein married his cousin.


9 posted on 12/14/2013 3:18:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Star Traveler

He will be a community organizer.seems the job for very clever people.


10 posted on 12/14/2013 3:19:40 PM PST by Christian1
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To: Star Traveler

Hopefully God saw fit to give him a little common sense, as well


11 posted on 12/14/2013 3:21:11 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Star Traveler

Einstein only 160?


12 posted on 12/14/2013 3:21:15 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Mercat
My father in law, son and brother all up there too.

Uhhh....son and brother...what about...

...oh forget it. ;)

13 posted on 12/14/2013 3:22:20 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

14 posted on 12/14/2013 3:23:08 PM PST by Theoria (Obama lied. My health care died.)
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To: Neidermeyer

I believe that the article said he was at the level at about a nine-year old ...


15 posted on 12/14/2013 3:23:19 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Neidermeyer
An IQ of 160 at 4 years old only means that he is 60% smarter than the average 4 year old

Laughably false on multiple counts. It means he is more than 4 standard deviations above the mean intelligence of the human population regardless of age. He is in or above the top .003% of the population.

16 posted on 12/14/2013 3:23:59 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Star Traveler

"..if he's so smart, why does he play in my litter box?

17 posted on 12/14/2013 3:24:48 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Mercat

How does it feel to be in such a high-flying group - right in your own family ... :-) ...


18 posted on 12/14/2013 3:24:51 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Don’t confuse acquired skills (which correlate with age) with intelligence (aptitude). Totally different things.


19 posted on 12/14/2013 3:25:20 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m skeptical of any claim that the IQ of a 4 year old can be accurately measured.


20 posted on 12/14/2013 3:26:15 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Star Traveler

High IQ’s don’t mean jack sh!t if you don’t have any common sense.


21 posted on 12/14/2013 3:26:40 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: cripplecreek
Funny thing is that Einstein married his cousin.

yeah, but what did she look like, and what were her talents???

22 posted on 12/14/2013 3:27:09 PM PST by terycarl (common sense rules overall)
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To: Mercat

I am too, at 164. Doesn’t mean I made wise decisions in life though. The most recent studies of Albert’s brain, indicate an abnormal amount of connections between the right and left sides. My experience has been that those connections can cause more problems,,,,,


23 posted on 12/14/2013 3:27:20 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Star Traveler

I can’t even spell eye que but I’ll be glad to compete with anyone on solving a real life problem. I am a great problem solver which is good because I create most of those problems.


24 posted on 12/14/2013 3:27:54 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: terycarl

You know Einstein was killed by the Mafia.

They said he, “knew too much”.


25 posted on 12/14/2013 3:29:09 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ramius

If he’s smart enough ... it can ...

I would tend to agree with you if he was a typical four-year old, but it’s clear he’s not.


26 posted on 12/14/2013 3:29:18 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Yes, the article did suggest his current mental/social skill level was that of a 9 year old. At the same time, one of the images of that cute child depicts him at a dry erase board writing E = mc2.

What nine year old understands and can perform the formula? Posed?

27 posted on 12/14/2013 3:29:59 PM PST by wtd
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To: Neidermeyer

“wait until he’s a teenager to see if he’s really smart...”

No teenagers are really smart.


28 posted on 12/14/2013 3:30:03 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: TomServo

So did W. C. Fields..., on screen at least. LOL


29 posted on 12/14/2013 3:31:05 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Zero = zero)
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To: Mercat

My 148+ hasn’t really helped me, except for getting into military intelligence and testing out of many courses in college. I could join MENSA, but what does that do for me?


30 posted on 12/14/2013 3:31:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: wtd

He probably understands the formula as well as a normally-read adult understands it — just enough to be able to write it on a board ... :-) ...


31 posted on 12/14/2013 3:32:42 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: svcw

The British IQ scale ends at 160....what a 160 score really means is “We can’t determine what the real IQ may be”

Our scale ends at 200 and a 200 means the same...we just don’t know.

Who could design a test for such people?

A friend of mine had a 200. He’s passed on now, was a bit of a crackpot, but undeniably a genius.


32 posted on 12/14/2013 3:32:49 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: Star Traveler

IQ posts are like gun posts...it’s best not to let anyone know what you’ve got.


33 posted on 12/14/2013 3:34:08 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: Star Traveler

I once heard that Einstein had an estimated IQ of about 190. Now I don’t know what to think.


34 posted on 12/14/2013 3:34:16 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Star Traveler
Einstein never took an IQ test so this article makes no sense.

The problem with IQ tests...it doesn't measure creativity or diligence or goodness or etc etc...

Plenty of criminals with high IQ's.

35 posted on 12/14/2013 3:34:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no idea what mine is. I suppose it’s on the record somewhere, but I’ve never seen it.


36 posted on 12/14/2013 3:34:50 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” but what does that do for me?”

hot mensa chicks?


37 posted on 12/14/2013 3:35:09 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: terycarl

Of course he married his cousin.
He wanted to keep it in the family.
He said it was all relative.


38 posted on 12/14/2013 3:36:25 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Star Traveler

Ask your old school district, they might have it.


39 posted on 12/14/2013 3:38:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: KingLudd

I lost my IQ in a canoeing accident.


40 posted on 12/14/2013 3:39:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I believe that I’ve read that Einstein’s was estimated ...


41 posted on 12/14/2013 3:39:13 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I estimate Obozo’s at maybe 115 ... on a good day.


42 posted on 12/14/2013 3:40:17 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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Well, I don't know about Einie, but Hawking and Gates are just a little bit to the left.

So was Einstein.

43 posted on 12/14/2013 3:41:25 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: TomServo

That’s a pretty funny reply because, as a teen, I got E=MC2 tattooed on my right butt cheek specifically because I was such a smart-ass. I guess in some ways I still am.


44 posted on 12/14/2013 3:41:52 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: TigersEye

That’s sad. I lost all my encryption keys in a boating accident.


45 posted on 12/14/2013 3:41:56 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: KingLudd
IQ posts are like gun posts...it’s best not to let anyone know what you’ve got.

Nicely said.

This was turning into a my-IQ-is-bigger-than-your-IQ thread.

46 posted on 12/14/2013 3:42:17 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: MHGinTN
High IQ doesn’t seem to prevent leftist magic thinking, if Gates and others like him is any indication.

Yeah, intelligence is a fuzzy concept.

The best definition of it that I've read is that it is the ability to see reality for what it is. It is the ability to set aside one's biases and prejudices and analyze a situation.

But it does seem to be selective. People can be very intelligent in one area and not very in another.

Thankfully, I've never suffered from that particular problem.

Heh.

47 posted on 12/14/2013 3:44:28 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Star Traveler

Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking. Oh brother.


48 posted on 12/14/2013 3:44:30 PM PST by heights
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To: mountn man

This rather indefinite number that represents “IQ” is a very shaky construct. Individuals with a very high level form of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, which is closely associated with a “high” IQ, are also socially awkward and given to obsessive-compulsive behavior, making them seem a little bizarre to other people.

And hey, you think that view of the world looks a little odd from the outside, you ought to see how it looks from in here.


49 posted on 12/14/2013 3:46:20 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: heights

Actually, I was wondering what Steve Jobs’ IQ was ... does anyone know, or has it ever been reported?


50 posted on 12/14/2013 3:47:29 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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