9 year old boy starts college to become astrophysicist

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9 year old boy starts college to become astrophysicist

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Post by bippy123 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:51 am

https://www.yahoo.com/news/9-old-boy-gr ... 30463.html

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'
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At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. But William is no ordinary kid when it comes to academics.

In May, he graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created.

Most other 9-year-olds are in fourth grade.

William, who lives in Penn Township, Pennsylvania, is among the youngest people ever to attend college.



He's currently taking a full slate of classes at Community College of Allegheny County as a way to ease into life as a college student and plans to enroll next fall at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, according to his father, Peter Maillis, a Greek Orthodox priest.

"It doesn't bother me" being the youngest student in class by far, William tells PEOPLE. "I'm used to it by now."

William, who wants to study the physics and chemistry of space, earn a doctorate degree and work as an astrophysicist, is at ease tossing around concepts like "displacement of space-time" "singularity" and "pure gravity" as he patiently attempts to explain why black holes aren't "super massive" as theorized by such other brilliant minds as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'| Real People Stories, The Daily Smile

Bottom line, according to William: "I want to prove to everybody that God does exist," he says, by showing that only an outside force could be capable of forming the cosmos.

Maillis said he and his wife, Nancy, who also are parents to a daughter, 29, and son, 26, – "[William] was our 17-year-surprise," Maillis says with a laugh – realized their young son was advanced when he started accurately identifying numbers at 6 months old and speaking in complete sentences at just 7 months old, he said.

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'| Real People Stories, The Daily Smile

"William was just very sharp," Maillis says. "William remembers everything he sees."

He followed with a range of impressive academic feats, including doing addition at 21 months; multiplication, reading and writing at 2 years old; algebra, sign language and reading Greek at age 4; geometry at 5 and trigonometry at 7.

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Re: 9 year old boy starts college to become astrophysicist

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Post by bippy123 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:59 am

His high school graduation speech starts out talking about God . Looks like theism has a very bright prospect on our side in science . I'd love to see William lane Craig use his stuff one day lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IUkWwhVhf5s

Here he is doing algebra at 4 lol

https://youtu.be/0iOgPlZQRWg

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Post by Hortator » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:49 pm

excellent

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Post by crochet1949 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:27 pm

Truly amazing. :)

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Post by Audie » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:16 am

bippy123 wrote:His high school graduation speech starts out talking about God . Looks like theism has a very bright prospect on our side in science . I'd love to see William lane Craig use his stuff one day lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IUkWwhVhf5s

Here he is doing algebra at 4 lol

https://youtu.be/0iOgPlZQRWg

"On our side in science" What does that mean?

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Post by bippy123 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:10 am

Here is a news video on him
https://youtu.be/aBvUwWscGN8

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Post by bippy123 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:11 am

I thought Audie has me in ignore and now she's asking me a question hmmm
Hmmmm

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Post by Audie » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:17 am

bippy123 wrote:I thought Audie has me in ignore and now she's asking me a question hmmm
Hmmmm

So bipster, do you prefer that you be permaently ignored, or that a path to some sort of respectful human understanding be explored?

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Post by bippy123 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:41 am

Audie wrote:
bippy123 wrote:I thought Audie has me in ignore and now she's asking me a question hmmm
Hmmmm

So bipster, do you prefer that you be permaently ignored, or that a path to some sort of respectful human understanding be explored?
Audie are you asking this question to me or to yourself . Please clarify . I know you think your perfect in your respect fullness of others but give me time and maybe in 1000 years I'll be as respectful as you are oh holy one :)

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Post by Audie » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:09 am

bippy123 wrote:
Audie wrote:
bippy123 wrote:I thought Audie has me in ignore and now she's asking me a question hmmm
Hmmmm

So bipster, do you prefer that you be permaently ignored, or that a path to some sort of respectful human understanding be explored?
Audie are you asking this question to me or to yourself . Please clarify . I know you think your perfect in your respect fullness of others but give me time and maybe in 1000 years I'll be as respectful as you are oh holy one :)
Ok never mind, I was right about you the first time.

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Post by bippy123 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:31 pm

Audie wrote:
bippy123 wrote:
Audie wrote:
bippy123 wrote:I thought Audie has me in ignore and now she's asking me a question hmmm
Hmmmm

So bipster, do you prefer that you be permaently ignored, or that a path to some sort of respectful human understanding be explored?
Audie are you asking this question to me or to yourself . Please clarify . I know you think your perfect in your respect fullness of others but give me time and maybe in 1000 years I'll be as respectful as you are oh holy one :)
Ok never mind, I was right about you the first time.
As was I about you , the mirror is an interesting thing is t it Audie ?

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:21 pm

Audie wrote:
bippy123 wrote:His high school graduation speech starts out talking about God . Looks like theism has a very bright prospect on our side in science . I'd love to see William lane Craig use his stuff one day lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IUkWwhVhf5s

Here he is doing algebra at 4 lol

https://youtu.be/0iOgPlZQRWg

"On our side in science" What does that mean?
I have no idea what it means either, there are no sides, but kudos to the kid for wanting to expand his knowledge.
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Post by Audie » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:01 am

Danieltwotwenty wrote:
Audie wrote:
bippy123 wrote:His high school graduation speech starts out talking about God . Looks like theism has a very bright prospect on our side in science . I'd love to see William lane Craig use his stuff one day lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IUkWwhVhf5s

Here he is doing algebra at 4 lol

https://youtu.be/0iOgPlZQRWg

"On our side in science" What does that mean?
I have no idea what it means either, there are no sides, but kudos to the kid for wanting to expand his knowledge.
Id have liked to know, but the bip chose to go on attack mode rather than explain himself.

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Post by PaulSacramento » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:59 pm

You guys must have some serious reading issues:
Looks like theism has a very bright prospect on our side in science
What side?
Theism.

Seriously.

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:27 pm

PaulSacramento wrote:You guys must have some serious reading issues:
Looks like theism has a very bright prospect on our side in science
What side?
Theism.

Seriously.

There are no sides Paul, we are all humans, but if you want to draw lines in the sand to feel special and separate from everyone else, go ahead.
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