[ExI] Gifted children
atymes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 01:06:45 UTC 2012
On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:45 PM, James Clement <clementlawyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM, James Clement <clementlawyer at gmail.com>
>> > In the US,
>> > geniuses are identified very early on in school, and primed to work for
>> > the
>> > establishment (military Intel., NSA, high-tech defense contractors,
>> > etc.).
>> This is laughably wrong.
> Since I know several families of gifted children whose schools, in different
> parts of the country, begin having "gov't" representatives give
> presentations, sponsor field trips, contests, summer camps, etc., I'm going
> to disagree with you on this.
Those things are scattershot, meant for everyone. No
identification or selection of targets necessary. Only the
contests come close to identification - and, more often
than not, the identification is never followed up on. The
government lets candidates come to them, not vice versa.
Do you have specific examples to the contrary? I am not
aware of any, despite living in the region of the US where
they would logically be most focused.
> BTW, I've been a MENSA member most of my adult life, so I'm aware of their
> programs also.
Second generation Mensan here. Member since second
grade. So this is also personal experience for me.
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