Today kids seem to be getting progressively less good at focusing on disciplined tasks, learning, or doing things that require mental stamina and power. One reason for that is the info people learn has been watered down, but the main reason is of course the paradoxical laziness that comfortable modern society seems to surround us in.
However, one kid has been making headlines for a while because he is reportedly a child genius. William Maillis is not your average 11 year old, not by any means.
He’s trying to become an astrophysicist at this young age, when most kids are preoccupied with the usual childhood activities.
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The Pennsylvania kid managed to already graduate high school in May 2016, at the age of 9. He proceeded to attend community college classes, managing to enroll at Carnegie Mellon University last fall.
Peter Maillias, the boy’s father says William started to fluently speak in complete sentences at the ripe age of seven months old.
By 21 months old he was capable of adding numbers together, and by age two he was multiplying them. He was also reading children’s books and managed to write his own nine page book titled “Happy Cat.”
The scale this kid’s mind must work on is unbelievable. At the age of four, he was already learning the Greek language in writing, learning algebra and sign language, exercising his mind in ways most adults never do.
At the age of 5, William read an entire 209 page geometry textbook in just one night, waking up with the ability to solve circumference related math problems the next morning.
Christian websites are publishing quite good articles about the boy, noting that his desire to become an astrophysicist is rooted in his faith in God, disagreeing with Hawking and Einstein’s theories on black holes.
He has his own ideas to prove what the universe is really made of. According to one article:
“The son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, William wants to prove that an outside force is the only thing capable of creating the universe, which means that “God does exist.”
Stephen Hawking, however, who passed away today at the age of 76, held a much different assertion. ‘Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now science offers a more convincing explanation,’ once said the renowned physicist. ‘What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is we would know everything that God would know if there was a God, but there isn’t. I’m an atheist.’
William’s parents say they have never pushed him toward his studies or this God-proving endeavor, but rather that he’s a pretty “normal” 11-year-old.”
“We’re normal people,” the father, Peter explained. “And he’s a normal kid. You can’t distinguish him from other 11-year-olds. He likes sports, television shows, the computer and video games like everyone else.”
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When asked why he felt the need to prove all this, he explained:
“Well because there’s these atheists that try to say that there is no God, when in reality it takes more faith to believe that there’s no God than it does to believe that there is a God… Because it makes more sense that something created the universe than that the universe created itself. It takes more faith to say the universe created itself than to say something other created the universe because that is more logical.”
Sounds like the boy has a great head on his shoulders and a desire to know the truth. Much love to him.