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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Justiceleague1: 2:33pm On Jun 09
He definitely wasn't a Conehead otherwise he would've been an olodo

grin
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by HBB1(m): 2:40pm On Jun 09
Darivie04:

Doing speedy calculations does not make you a mathematician or math genius.

So it makes you what, Egbon-- a Violinist? undecided

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by BitmapStudios: 2:42pm On Jun 09
If dig into history about Sudan, the Congo and Africa as a whole, you would be damned!
cool
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by alhussein9(m): 2:43pm On Jun 09
I know someone with similar gift.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Bloooody(m): 2:45pm On Jun 09
Joromi12:
we are not brave enough is our problem. The man with all his skilled had no ambitions. He should have escaped and gone one to use his skills . At 70 he still dey show gratitude
he was in the 17's, can you hear yourself?
Which country would he have gone to as a black man in that century and make it without being enslaved or treated like poo?
All the good countries back then where all whites with just china and Japan as the only good Asian countries.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Praktikals(m): 2:46pm On Jun 09
Darivie04:

Doing speedy calculations does not make you a mathematician or math genius.
If speedy and accurate calculations so long ago did not make him a genius, I wonder what will undecided

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Rossikk(m): 2:53pm On Jun 09
Lonelypacifist6:
It's not a surprise to me As Africans were the First Mathematicians And Astrologers.
Exactly. People here expressing "shock" at the story are indirectly confirming their own racial brainwashing at the hands of whites regarding their supposed 'inferiority'.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by franklingud(m): 2:53pm On Jun 09
The part where he was "counting the hairs on a cow's tail" got me scared a bit.

#AfricanTalisman
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Rossikk(m): 2:55pm On Jun 09
Praktikals:

If speedy and accurate calculations so long ago did not make him a genius, I wonder what will undecided
Ignore the imbec.ile. If told it was Einstein, he would not question his genius.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Rossikk(m): 2:58pm On Jun 09
Bloooody:

he was in the 17's, can you hear yourself?
Which country would he have gone to as a black man in that century and make it without being enslaved or treated like poo?
All the good countries back then where all whites with just china and Japan as the only good Asian countries.
What do you mean by "good countries"? You people are so unschooled in history and geography, you're like kindergarten kids.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by FASASI1(m): 3:02pm On Jun 09
Go count the hair way day for cow tail first before you come and argue
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Rossikk(m): 3:03pm On Jun 09
VillagePipu:


That's if he's outside Nigeria.

If he was in Nigeria, he would be padding budgets or he would be a yahoo Boy.
Shut your ignorant, dumb lips. Right now there are young Nigerians here in Nigeria forming startups like Jumla and many others that are doing very well and attracting international finance. Keep being a negative minded failure, and then blame "Nigeria" for it, you hear?

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by wahles(m): 3:04pm On Jun 09
sparog:
Never heard of this, weldone OP

If he was born in dis present era he would have probably made it big in mathematics or computer related field
He came to the world too early

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Mosco100(m): 3:07pm On Jun 09
sparog:
Never heard of this, weldone OP

If he was born in dis present era he would have probably made it big in mathematics or computer related field
Rather if he were born in a Nigerian village in this era he might have been selling groundnuts on the streets now. I believe that while I type this, there are many such in Nigeria a country that tries to waste all her talents possibly because the fools are the majority while the wise the minority.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Rossikk(m): 3:07pm On Jun 09
advocate666:


I love racism. We can't progress without it. Stupid races must die off for the sake of humanity.
Great. Can't wait for YOU and your family to die off, then. I'd love to attend your funeral. When is it?
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by lottomkyes200: 3:10pm On Jun 09
wow imagine he had freedom to contribute to africa
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by EinsteinBoy: 3:12pm On Jun 09
obinna58:
Stooooooory
You're MAD!
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by VillagePipu: 3:15pm On Jun 09
Rossikk:
Shut your ignorant, dumb lips. Right now there are young Nigerians here in Nigeria forming startups like Jumla and many others that are doing very well and attracting international finance. Keep being a negative minded failure, and then blame "Nigeria" for it, you hear?

You're a foolish maggot with the IQ of a gnat. Why didn't Jumia list in the Nigerian stock exchange, why did they go to SA?

Even as a slave, that slave in the US was renowned for his mathematical prowess. How many of your grandfathers in Africa were renowned for their mathematical prowess. If he were in your village, the only thing he would be renowned for is probably hunting rats or marrying numerous wives.

Nigerians are doing fine in Nigeria but Nigerians outside Nigeria are doing better.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by mercy671: 3:28pm On Jun 09
Nice Post
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by lilwetdick: 3:41pm On Jun 09
Darivie04:

Doing speedy calculations does not make you a mathematician or math genius.

after reading the title, i just wept for black people..so they need white people to tell them they are smart before they believe.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Darivie04(m): 3:44pm On Jun 09
flames007:
so what does it make one?
You only disagreed with the OP yet you didn't air your own views.
I have in my modified post.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Darivie04(m): 3:49pm On Jun 09
Praktikals:

If speedy and accurate calculations so long ago did not make him a genius, I wonder what will undecided
Genius has more to do with creativity as I stated in my modified post. Calculations are a mechanical activity.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by jesmond3945: 3:55pm On Jun 09
advocate666:


And we accepted. Stop blaming them.
who accepted? We were never told the truth, till I travelled.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Lovelyn451(f): 3:55pm On Jun 09
he's illiterate because he can't speak English ko? are u okay? is he an English man?
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by banio: 3:56pm On Jun 09
I duff my hat.

But last last everything boils down to money.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by advocate666: 4:02pm On Jun 09
Rossikk:
Great. Can't wait for YOU and your family to die off, then. I'd love to attend your funeral. When is it?

Soon. Be patient.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by lexy2014: 4:13pm On Jun 09
Brodagovernor:
Thomas Fuller
Often called the “Virginia Calculator”, Thomas Fuller was born in 1710, somewhere between the “Slave Coast” of West Africa (present-day Liberia) and the Kingdom of Dahomey (modern-day Benin).


That's great news that he his origin wasn't traced 2 Nigeria if not some folks on nairaland would have started arguing that he is afonja or Igbo amaka
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by AkpaMgbor(m): 4:17pm On Jun 09
VillagePipu:


You're a foolish maggot with the IQ of a gnat. Why didn't Jumia list in the Nigerian stock exchange, why did they go to SA?

Even as a slave, that slave in the US was renowned for his mathematical prowess. How many of your grandfathers in Africa were renowned for their mathematical prowess. If he were in your village, the only thing he would be renowned for is probably hunting rats or marrying numerous wives.

Nigerians are doing fine in Nigeria but Nigerians outside Nigeria are doing better.
Revisionist keep saying that the whiteman took away their identity, religion, history, power etc..they say the black man did it first and did it even better than the white man that took over..if so, how did the 'inferior' white race displace such a lofty, highly intelligent and powerful black race from the food chain? They refuse and continue to refuse to own up to their own fvck ups! The Asians also had it rough with the white man but they didn't sit back on their asses crying and complaining about the misdeeds of yesteryears..they didn't spend countless productive hours reminiscing of glory days long distant..they got to work! Nothing worth it will ever be handed to you on a platter.

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Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by gnykelly(m): 4:24pm On Jun 09
Lonelypacifist6:
It's not a surprise to me As Africans were the First Mathematicians And Astrologers.

We were not.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by VULCAN(m): 4:32pm On Jun 09
In this life there will always be people who are consumed with jealousy whenever they hear of someone possessed with exceptional ability or success.

This slave did not have access to NASA labs or the like so how else could he have shown his ability outside of what he did back then.

Darivie04:

Doing speedy calculations does not make you a mathematician or math genius.

This is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about being good at math, that it’s all mental computation and scary fast power in calculations. No offense, but simply being fast at numerical calculations has nothing to do with being good at maths- it’s a mechanical trait that can be sharpened with continued practice.

Being a math genius is more about creativity and being able to notice and exploit patterns that nobody had ever noticed or thought of before.

In all things his skills mean he probably has a good short term memory and makes him more of a human calculator.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by Darivie04(m): 4:42pm On Jun 09
VULCAN:
In this life there will always be people who are consumed with jealousy whenever they hear of someone possessed with exceptional ability or success.

This slave did not have access to NASA labs or the like so how else could he have shown his ability outside of what he did back then.

Lol my own is not whether he had access to NASA labs or not my own is just speedy calculations does not make you math genius and is a common misconception.
Re: Meet Thomas Fuller, African Math Genius Whose Intellect Shocked White People by zoedew: 4:52pm On Jun 09
A Caucasian who once visited University of Ife back then and marvelled at the nice architecture of the Campus only to exhibit crass ignorance of the world she lives in when she wondered aloud that the jungle that Africa is to her understanding was least expected to parade such civilisation! Essence of tourism! No human race is superior to the other.

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