sidis.net

William James Sidis was an American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical and linguistic skills. He is notable for his 1920 book The Animate and the Inanimate, in which he speculates about the origin of life in the context of thermodynamics. Sidis was raised in a particular manner by his father, psychiatrist Boris Sidis, who wished his son to be gifted. Sidis first became famous for his precocity and later for his eccentricity and withdrawal from public life. Eventually, he avoided mathematics altogether, writing on other subjects under a number of pseudonyms. He entered Harvard at age 11 and, as an adult, was claimed to have an extremely high IQ, and to be conversant in about 25 languages and dialects. Some of these claims have not been verified, but many of his contemporaries, including Norbert Wiener, Daniel Frost Comstock and William James, supported the assertion that he was extremely intelligent. More information...

Multilingual Wikipedia

In June 2020 the website sidis.net was on the 12,014th place in the ranking of the most reliable and popular sources in multilingual Wikipedia from readers' point of view (PR-score). If we consider only frequency of appearance of this source in references of Wikipedia articles (F-score), this website was on the 65,778th place in June 2020. From Wikipedians' point of view, "sidis.net" is the 37,570th most reliable source in different language versions of Wikipedia (AR-score).

The website is placed before ul.ie and after salesforce.com in multilingual PR ranking of the most reliable sources in Wikipedia.

PR-score:
12,014th place
2,393,663
+1,271,842
AR-score:
37,570th place
87,544
+723
F-score:
65,778th place
123
+3

English Wikipedia (en)

PR-score:
8,363rd place
1,794,350
+1,152,822
AR-score:
34,714th place
39,666
+321
F-score:
68,943rd place
36
0

Spanish Wikipedia (es)

PR-score:
8,066th place
250,309
-62,305
AR-score:
12,892nd place
16,271
+81
F-score:
30,286th place
13
0

Italian Wikipedia (it)

PR-score:
8,205th place
78,360
+44,400
AR-score:
29,307th place
4,480
+120
F-score:
34,267th place
8
0

Polish Wikipedia (pl)

PR-score:
6,742nd place
70,879
+59,670
AR-score:
27,195th place
2,406
0
F-score:
20,659th place
12
0

Russian Wikipedia (ru)

PR-score:
26,630th place
58,766
+15,966
AR-score:
46,892nd place
3,000
+17
F-score:
199,245th place
1
0

Dutch Wikipedia (nl)

PR-score:
3,972nd place
56,800
+36,500
AR-score:
7,780th place
6,100
0
F-score:
46,290th place
1
0

Portuguese Wikipedia (pt)

PR-score:
17,799th place
31,694
+6,163
AR-score:
19,119th place
4,237
+100
F-score:
19,842nd place
13
+1

Swedish Wikipedia (sv)

PR-score:
4,014th place
26,700
+8,925
AR-score:
8,077th place
5,025
0
F-score:
25,972nd place
3
0

Estonian Wikipedia (et)

PR-score:
3,566th place
2,142
+1,332
AR-score:
7,926th place
521
0
F-score:
1,788th place
22
0
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