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The Mentat Paradox

  1. Mar 23, 2003 #1
    [SOLVED] the Mentat Paradox

    I must say, I was somewhat confused when I recently read Mentat's profile. In previous threads, he has claimed to be an eight year old third grader who plays piano at the fifth grade level. Which I admit, would be quite an impressive accomplishment. Yet, according to his profile, he was born on April 29th, 1988. Now I'm not a child prodigy, nor was I ever, but according to my calculations that would make him fifteen next month. Yes, this is confusing; however, I think I have finally solved the paradox.

    Mentat was abducted by aliens. They flew him around the universe at speeds nearing that of light in a vacuum. When he was returned, his time had contracted relative to that of the Earth's frame of reference.

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  3. Mar 23, 2003 #2
    I'm afraid you misunderstood. I said (in previous threads) that I was in the third grad of piano. I also said that when I was eight I had read my entire elementary school library (this thread was about people's intellectual capabilities).

    I am a 14-year-old Junior (in High School) and have admitted to being such on many threads.
  4. Mar 24, 2003 #3
    Re: Re: the Mentat Paradox

    Hi Mentat... you might want to get together with one of today's newest members "quant". This person's birthday is April 29th as well. What a lovely co-incidence for you two.
  5. Mar 24, 2003 #4
    So you skipped a year of school? Impressive.
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