31 March 2008

Attack of the prodigies

I wrote about my "plans" for the stupid intellectually challenged Americans in this post. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there are, of course, those who are too bright and too young. The Guardian reports that

There are nearly 8,000 under-18s at university - up from less than 5,000 in 2002, figures obtained from the Higher Education Statistics Agency by the Guardian show. The overwhelming majority started only a year early, at 17, but official documents suggest there are up to 100 university students under 16.
If we can't enroll them in universities, maybe we can train them to be parataxonomists.

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