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Grigori Perelman, Reclusive Russian Math Genius, Refuses $1 Million Prize

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posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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This guy is just plain awesome.

www.huffingtonpost.com...

Does anyone know anymore about him?

Is he a Savant?




posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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He is a badass that's for sure. And don't mess with him when he's picking his mushrooms either



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by dragonsmusic
And don't mess with him when he's picking his mushrooms either


That alone made me want to know more about the guy!!!!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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Sounds like a nice guy. I once heard that Einstein would forget his own address if asked by someone who wanted to drop by and also that he picked out one outfit, then bought 20 or 30 of it so he could wear it everyday. No idea where I heard these, this was in highschool, but it stuck with me for whatever reason.

There is a fine line between genius and madness. (Einstein again, I think?)



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by kleverone

Originally posted by dragonsmusic
And don't mess with him when he's picking his mushrooms either


That alone made me want to know more about the guy!!!!


lol. indeed, brother



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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I'm going to go ahead and assume that there's no Mrs Dr. Perelman.

Little know fact:


Perelman is a talented violinist and a strong table tennis player.en.wikipedia.org...


Also a grooming genius ... who needs money with them eyebrows!

J/k, the man is great, no needs for the external validation of his peers or their money.

An earnest Bravo and a cheer from me!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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First of all, those are some SERIOUS eyebrows!


Second, I have to go against the grain here. For him not accepting the prize money- no big deal. But to forsake his gift is frustrating to me. Perhaps due to personal reasons.

My brother was a child prodigy who was featured in local papers growing up and was the darling of his schools. On the other hand, I was extremely average. He took everything for granted while I busted my behind to get half of what he did.

He was one of those who EASILY could have gotten straight A's but never did his homework so maybe ended up with a C (since he would ace his tests without effort, causing to average out his A's and F's). While I would study my heart out to get an A or a B.

Seeing him be so 'meh' about his gift reminds me of my brother and makes me feel frustrated. I understand that's the way many geniuses are, though.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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I would say that (flaunting of gifts, indifferent attitude) is because not many people understand geniuses, so it is hard to teach them. How do you motivate someone who is bored and way beyond the traditional level they should be at in their school work? I think this country (USA) has a terrible attitude towards intellectuals as it is, and it shows quite plainly in the educational system.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 11:53 PM
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Who needs money when you have that awesome beard!!



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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So what was the question ?

Why not present another question but this time offer him some mushrooms ?

Who knows we just might get the " theory of everything " down on paper .



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