Meet Jake Barnett. He’s 12. He’s in college. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s very, very smart. He’s a mathematical genius. Here’s just a sample of his genius...when he was 3-years old (!!) as reported by the Indianapolis Star:
As a 3-year-old, he loved looking at a book about stars, over and over again.
So off they went on a tour of the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium at Butler University.
Kristine Barnett will never forget the day.
"We were in the crowd, just sitting, listening to this guy ask the crowd if anyone knew why the moons going around Mars were potato-shaped and not round," she recalls. "Jacob raised his hand and said, 'Excuse me, but what are the sizes of the moons around Mars?' "The lecturer answered, and "Jacob looked at him and said the gravity of the planet...is so large that (the moon's) gravity would not be able to pull it into a round shape."
"That entire building ...everyone was just looking at him, like, 'Who is this 3-year-old?'"
At 12-years old now, there’s something about the Big Bang that disturbs him. From a mathematical and time standpoint it doesn’t seem to allow for enough time to create carbon and carbon is important because it’s what the Earth and us and billions upon billions of other planets are made of. So, he’s been working on the problem…and he may end up disproving the Big Bang theory at least from a mathematical perspective. If he’s successful, then a lot of other physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists are going to have to contend with his theory…and everyone of us numbskulls who were just starting to warm up to the Big Bang as that point of reference for the creation of the universe.
Thanks a lot, Jake! (Keep up the good work, buddy!)