Originally posted by: manowar821
Well, I'm partially socially retarded and I can't think straight sometimes. I have ADD and I have a terribly hard time learning anything that isn't interesting to me. The only classes I outright aced early on were subjects like Astronomy, chemistry, and computer networking.
It's by the grace of one of my teachers in Jr. high school (middle school) that I passed. She thought that I was bored, instead of stupid. I kept telling everyone that I didn't want to learn boring crap I already knew, so they just assumed I had an attitude problem because I felt ashamed of being stupid. She believed me and had me tested professionally to figure out if I was retarded or a genius.
Well, here we are, IQ 186, and I actually spend most of my time on computers or reading books by theoretical astrophysicists. I actually thought up some theories before even reading about them back when I was a teenager. Granted, the theories had already been thought up by someone else, I just hadn't been exposed to them. I'm not talking string theory or M-theory here, but things like quantum tunneling and such. Obviously I'm not going to write up a full physics theory at the ripe age of 16...
Is that proof enough?