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    9-year-old graduating from
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    Student leaves University because they won't graduate him at 9.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/europ...ntl/index.html

    It's a messy 'divorce', but it sure sounds like the parents are a teensy bit pushy.
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    You think so....

    TUE said Laurent's father, Alexander Simons, had "repeated his explicit wish that his son should obtain his bachelor degree at the age of 9.....
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    The Unabomber was a child math prodigy....that didn't end well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    The Unabomber was a child math prodigy....that didn't end well....
    T&F connection to the Unabomber

    Many of you may remember Dave Carey, who died a few years ago. Dave did the Women's AR Progression with Scott Davis (2 editions) and edited the FAST Newsletter for a few years. Dave was a nuclear physicist at Fermilab near Chicago, but his PhD was in mathematics. He and the Unabomber were grad students together, Dave told me once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    You think so....

    TUE said Laurent's father, Alexander Simons, had "repeated his explicit wish that his son should obtain his bachelor degree at the age of 9.....
    when acronyms collide: to those of us here, TUE is a Theraputic Use Exemption
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    You think so....

    TUE said Laurent's father, Alexander Simons, had "repeated his explicit wish that his son should obtain his bachelor degree at the age of 9.....
    Well, I have a question, what the hell would a 9 year old do with a bachelor degree???
    Ok. He is a smart kid. I get that. But the key word here is "kid".
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    We all know how Young Sheldon turned out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    The Unabomber was a child math prodigy....that didn't end well....
    Point well taken. Michael Jackson was a child entertainer prodigy, and that did not end well either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    We all know how Young Sheldon turned out
    I can't watch that show. I find that little genius to be quite annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    I can't watch that show. I find that little genius to be quite annoying.
    It's a typical TV sit-com where the kids are cute and bright and the adults are embarrassing morons.
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