Born to Do Math 194 – Leaky Black Hole Deets

In-Sight Publishing November 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Ok, so, some new research. Rick Rosner: This evening, an article on information in black holes. Jacobsen: Here, this has been a confirmation of the finding or the calculation of Hawking. That information is not destroyed by black holes. It's preserved. But obviously, …

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Born to do Math 193 – A Man’s Own(ed) Pursuits: Self-Formulated Teleology

In-Sight Publishing Born to do Math 193 – A Man’s Own(ed) Pursuits: Self-Formulated Teleology November 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Jacobsen: Rick, what is the future of IQ? Rosner: Like we've talked about this before. Jacobsen: Or what is the future relevance of IQ and its diminishment? Rosner: Well, IQ has only been around …

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Born to do Math 192 – Legendary IQ Test-Taker in a Niche Community

In-Sight Publishing Born to do Math 192 – Legendary IQ Test-Taker in a Niche Community November 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How many IQ tests have you taken? Rick Rosner: Probably 40 if you include the SAT and GRE, they can be converted to IQ scores. I have easily taken 40 …

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Ask A Genius 574 – Probabilities and Counting

In-Sight Publishing November 2, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the chances that Trump and Biden or Biden winning now, and what are the chances of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump winning in the 2016 election, how it is comparable or not? Rick Rosner: So, I think at the last moment, …

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Born to do Math 191 – The Future of IQ: Its Relevance and Diminishment

In-Sight Publishing Born to do Math 191 – The Future of IQ: Its Relevance and Diminishment November 1, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the future of the relevance of IQ, its diminishment? Rick Rosner: IQ has only been around for a century. Binet came up with a 5-point scale for …

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Born to do Math 190 – Watson and Google: Associational Engines

In-Sight Publishing Born to do Math 190 – Watson and Google: Associational Engines October 22, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If at all, how conscious are Watson and Google Translate? Both of which are association engines. Rick Rosner: The way Watson answers questions in Jeopardy, the question would be put into its …

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Ask A Genius 572 – Game Shows Aren’t to be Played Around With

In-Sight Publishing October 17, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your gripe with game shows? There's a lot of context here. Rick Rosner: So I've worked on more than half a dozen game shows. I was co-creator of a game show. I've been a contestant on quiz shows. Five of which …

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Ask A Genius 571 – Cored Out: Corruption of a State and a Party

In-Sight Publishing October 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: So, we lost the signal yesterday when I was saying that in Trump's four years in office, three quarters of a million more Americans will have died under four years, under any other president. Only a third of that population is slightly bigger now …

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Born to Do Math 189 – This Little Piggy Went to the Slaughter: “Do you see what I see? Do you hear what I hear?”

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 189 – This Little Piggy Went to the Slaughter: “Do you see what I see? Do you hear what I hear?” October 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we’ve talked about the colour red and perception and a certain universality in the perception of red …

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