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August 24 2007 at 4:40 AM
Nat  (Login Nafana)
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I was surfing about and ran across a reference to Joel Kupperman. It made me think about how you don't hear much about child prodigies any more. Seems like when I was young in '50s & '60s there was a lot of talk about them. They were always on radio and TV shows demonstrating some amazing skill. And I remember thinking if these kids are so smart now imagine what they will accomplish when they grow up! But you know, they all have grown up now- and I never hear any more about them after they do. It's as if they lose whatever prodigious abilities once they are adults.

Like what ever did happen to Joel Kupperman who amazed people with his breadth of knowledge and mathematical mastery on "Quiz kids". Well through the magic of Google I located him at the University of Connecticut where he has spend many quiet years as a professor of philosophy. Not a dummy job, but hardly anything really exceptional either and as far as I can find he hasn't accomplished anything exceptional since reaching adulthood.

So why do I bring this subject to your attention? No reason other than I have this strange need to bore other people with my fits of interest in obscure subjects.

 
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  1. Child prodigies - Eric UK on Aug 25, 2007
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  3. re: Child prodigies - etal on Aug 25, 2007
    1. Re: re: Child prodigies - Nat on Aug 25, 2007
     
  4. There was a fellow - Bob on Aug 26, 2007
    1. Nerdy kids - Nat on Aug 26, 2007
      1. Nerdy kids - Eric UK on Aug 29, 2007
        1. Re: Nerdy kids - Nat on Aug 29, 2007
          1. Nerdy Kids - Eric UK on Aug 30, 2007
            1. Career choices - Nat on Aug 30, 2007
              1. "glowing glass bottles" - Nat on Aug 30, 2007
                1. Glowing glass bottles - Eric UK on Aug 30, 2007
                  1. Re: Glowing glass bottles - Nat on Aug 30, 2007
                  2. Re: Glowing Glass Bottles - Eric UK on Aug 31, 2007
                  3. Re: Glowing Glass Bottles - Nat on Aug 31, 2007
                  4. I used to hear - Bob on Aug 30, 2007
                  5. Re: I used to hear - Nat on Aug 31, 2007
                  6. B & W TV - Bob on Aug 31, 2007
                  7. Re: B & W TV - Nat on Aug 31, 2007
                2. sometimes called "fire bottles" - etal on Sep 1, 2007
                  1. Changing technology - Nat on Sep 1, 2007
                  2. Re: Changing technology - Eric UK on Sep 2, 2007
                  3. Re: Changing technology - Nat on Sep 2, 2007
                  4. Re: Changing Technology - Eric UK on Sep 3, 2007
                  5. Transistor transmitters - Nat on Sep 3, 2007
                  6. computers and A/C - R on Sep 5, 2007
                  7. Transistors in computers - Nat on Sep 5, 2007
      2. Steve Wozniak - Marseil on Sep 4, 2007
        1. Re: Steve Wozniak - Nat on Sep 4, 2007
          1. Re: Steve Wozniak - Marseil on Sep 8, 2007
            1. Re: Steve Wozniak - Nat on Sep 8, 2007
    2. Re: There was a fellow - Brandon on Aug 26, 2007
      1. Hmmmm - Nat on Aug 26, 2007
        1. Re: Hmmmm - Brandon on Aug 26, 2007
          1. Re: Hmmmm - Nat on Aug 26, 2007
            1. Re: Hmmmm - Marseil on Sep 4, 2007
      2. Sounds familiar - Bob on Aug 27, 2007
        1. Everyone is a little crazy - Nat on Aug 27, 2007
          1. Re: Everyone is a little crazy - Brandon on Aug 27, 2007
            1. Phobias and fetishes - Nat on Aug 27, 2007
              1. Variety - Bob on Aug 28, 2007
                1. Fetishes and phobias - Nat on Aug 28, 2007
                  1. I'll Play - Bob on Aug 28, 2007
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                  3. Phobias - Bobby on Aug 29, 2007
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                  5. My Fetishes - Bob on Aug 28, 2007
                  6. Re: My Fetishes - Nat on Aug 28, 2007
                  7. Re: My Fetishes - mackayla on Aug 28, 2007
                  8. Thin line - Nat on Aug 28, 2007
                  9. fetish according to Webster - mackayla on Aug 28, 2007
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                  12. Fetishes - Nat on Aug 28, 2007
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                  15. Re: Fetishes - mackayla on Aug 29, 2007
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                  21. Re: The Anti-Fetishes - Nat on Aug 29, 2007
                  22. True - Bob on Aug 29, 2007
                  23. Fetishes - Bobby on Aug 29, 2007
                  24. Something - Bob on Aug 30, 2007
                  25. Co-worker rapport - Nat on Aug 30, 2007
                  26. Sorry, Nat - Bob on Aug 30, 2007
     
  5. Child Prodigies to Fetishes - Eric UK on Aug 29, 2007
    1. Common interests - Nat on Aug 29, 2007
      1. Scientific Research - Eric UK on Aug 30, 2007
     
  6. Smart kidz - Bobby on Aug 29, 2007
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              1. Re: Doumbek - mackayla on Aug 30, 2007
                1. Re: Doumbek - Eric UK on Aug 31, 2007
                  1. Re: Doumbek - mackayla on Aug 31, 2007
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                  3. Re: Doumbek - Eric UK on Sep 2, 2007
                  4. Re: Doumbek - mackayla on Sep 2, 2007
                  5. Renaissance Fairs - Eric UK on Sep 3, 2007
    2. Re: Smart kidz - R on Aug 30, 2007
      1. Ignorant bliss - Nat on Aug 30, 2007
        1. Ignorance - Bob on Aug 30, 2007
    3. Congrtulations - Marseil on Sep 4, 2007
      1. My new job - Bobby on Sep 7, 2007
     
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