Ask A Genius 260 – Necessity of Long-Term Thinking (3)

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Ask A Genius 260 – Necessity of Long-Term Thinking (3)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

August 15, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: Unless there are great strides made in medicine, I’ve got, another 20, if I’m lucky, 25 years of competent life left. That’s just nothing. But anyway, we are, we are born and live and pass away fast. It’s understandable that our framework is short term.

We are evolved creatures and we’ve been evolved to create the next—to have sex, have babies, and send the next generation off to do the same thing.

Evolutionary forces tend not to work more than—I mean, an evolutionary victory is spitting out the next generation. Now, we’re—humans are in a slightly different position than a lot of animals in that human babies are born incomplete.

[End of recorded material]


Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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