Born To Do Math 207: Cuckolds, Congress, and Atom Bombs

In-Sight Publishing December 9, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Any commentary from the individuals who would be husbands or the boyfriends or the partners of the women who would go out and sleep with Feynman or Feynman like people at that time? Rick Rosner: I've read a couple of Feynman autobiographies. Of …

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Born To Do Math 206: Cosmology from a Party Monster

In-Sight Publishing December 9, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, home of the University of Colorado, where I eventually ended up attending after I had a nervous breakdown and failed to complete my application to any college. I only wanted to go to Harvard and then I felt …

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Born To Do Math 205: ‘Smart’ Guy Rosner… Smartest Guy Rosner?

In-Sight Publishing December 9, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay, so, you, by alternative intelligence test standards, have one of the highest IQs in the world, repeatedly. So, it's established, in a loose alternative sense. Rick Rosner: What you're saying is, I've taken a lot of these tests and done well. Jacobsen: …

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Ask A Genius 587: “Assholes: A Theory,” Decency, and the Cosmos’ Information

In-Sight Publishing December 9, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, I've seen your American deceased artist, Bob Ross. He seems like a generous, warm, and kind person. Other people in your country are shitheads. So, what's the benefit of a life lived as a generous, kind, and warm person compared to being …

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Ask A Genius 586: Celebrity Husbands and Comedy Writing Sports Comparisons

In-Sight Publishing December 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both started in Good Will Hunting. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Time out. So, I want to talk about his celebrity wife. He had a quote about her. It's one paragraph. So he goes, “We ended up at a bar where …

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Ask A Genius 585: Celebrity Wives

In-Sight Publishing December 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we've talked about portrayals of genius, Matt Damon actually graduated from Harvard and he portrayed someone in Good Will Hunting. Rick Rosner: Genius, who's a janitor at Harvard. All right. First, let's start with a Matt Damon story. I've never told before. …

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Ask A Genius 584: IQs in the Million and Billion Rarities, and High-Range Intelligence Test Reveals

In-Sight Publishing December 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: No, I'm starting now. So, what do you think of a high range testing in so far as it measures intelligence? Rick Rosner: Well, you just told me that a guy with a gripe against high range testing revealed the answers to like …

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Ask A Genius 583: “History doesn’t care about us”

In-Sight Publishing December 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: It's the worst day ever again. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, is it at 9/11 levels, yet? Rosner: Yes, we have a 9/11 every day. Jacobsen: What's the conservative reaction to it? Rosner: They think we're babies for wearing masks and being concerned and opening …

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Ask A Genius 582 – Adult Ridiculous Behaviour from Ridiculous Thoughts

In-Sight Publishing December 4, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the most ridiculous thing you have done, a single thing, not necessarily repeatedly? Rick Rosner: Going back to high school at age 26 and spending a full year as a high school senior to have a place to think, that that …

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Ask A Genius 581 – 50,000 Acts of Shittyness

In-Sight Publishing December 2, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When you imagine a good president, one of the greats, a good president, what is decorum for them? What should be their behaviour? Rick Rosner: All right. You've asked… there's an assumption in there that there's ever been a good president. If you …

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