Ask A Genius 224 – Evolution of Philosophical View

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Ask A Genius 224 – Evolution of Philosophical View

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

July 10, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, how has your philosophical view evolved? Because we’ve talked about growing up as Jewish and not really questioning things, but also thinking of some of the stuff as not necessarily true.

Rick Rosner: The Jewish have much to do with my philosophy about the nature of the universe. I mean I had various earlier philosophical views but they weren’t very sophisticated. They were little kid views.

Like one thing was, I was nerdy and bad on the play-ground and bad at sports and I understood that this was fitting but I didn’t like it because the Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal.

I mean I was seven years old, but I took that to mean that I was good in school but there had to be a countervailing bad thing so everybody pretty much equalled out. So like, my being good in the classroom was countervailed by being terrible socially.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


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