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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

William James Sidis.?

He was atheist at 6.

He told his dad, " I refuse to believe in nonsense."

The Bible of course.

Estimated IQ 250-300.

What do you think this means?

I know what it means...

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    William James Sidis was born to Jewish Ukrainian immigrants on April 1, 1898, in New York City. His father Boris Sidis, Ph.D., M.D., had emigrated in 1887 to escape political persecution. His mother Sarah Mandelbaum Sidis, M.D., and her family had fled the pogroms in 1889. Sarah attended Boston University and graduated from its School of Medicine in 1897.[1] William was named after his godfather, Boris's friend and colleague, the American philosopher William James. Boris earned his degrees at Harvard University, and taught psychology there. He was a psychiatrist, and published numerous books and articles, performing pioneering work in abnormal psychology. Boris was a polyglot and his son William would become one too at a young age.

    Sidis's parents believed in nurturing a precocious and fearless love of knowledge, for which they were criticized. Sidis could read the New York Times at 18 months,[2] had reportedly taught himself eight languages (Latin, Greek, French, Russian, German, Hebrew, Turkish, and Armenian) by age eight, and invented another, which he called Vendergood.


  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    At 6 he rejected many things he had no interest in,however if you were to cherry pick your way through the rest of his story,you would have no need to make unfounded assumptions.Read on!!!

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