Ask A Genius 577- The Death of Theology

In-Sight Publishing November 25, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Do you think the end point, the eventual end point, is, at some point, going to be the death of theology? Because it seems like we're seeing that in real time. Rick Rosner: The end point of theology, do you think that science …

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Ask A Genius 576 – Compulsive Lying

In-Sight Publishing November 7, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You mentioned the personality of Trump with two more fundamental questions of personality. Why the inconstancy from day to day, moment to moment? Rick Rosner: I don't know. Like, he's a compulsive liar and a compulsive bull shitter. He's gotten whatever he wants …

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Ask A Genius 575 – And the Winner is…

In-Sight Publishing November 2, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Who's going to win? Rick Rosner: I think Biden will pull it out. I'm very confident that he’ll do better than Hillary, even in the Electoral College. He'll do better than Hillary. That still leaves the zone where he does better than Hillary …

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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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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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Ask A Genius 570 – Footnotes to Mass Death

In-Sight Publishing October 13, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Why is America so beholden to herd immunity right now, so much of America, just idea? Rick Rosner: It's Trump's latest idea. He's losing badly in the polls. His brain is full of steroids. He's just crazy. Aapparently, he's got an idiot in …

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Ask A Genius 569 – Risk and Its Contents

In-Sight Publishing August 6, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You had some thoughts about risk. Can you set the context here? Rick Rosner: Part of the risk in talking about coronavirus in the U.S., depending on your politics, the idea of what you consider acceptable risk is different. The basic structure of …

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Ask A Genius 568 – Wholesome High School Shows Gone Bad

In-Sight Publishing July 27, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was the Kissing Booth? This was when Carole was calling you “Loudy.” Rick Rosner: You’re going to be reading a transcript of this. When I am very interested in a subject [Laughing], I get louder and was shouty discussing high school. Jacobsen: …

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