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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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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Born to Do Math 187 – Equation Flying Over Boulder

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 187 – Equation Flying Over Boulder October 1, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you had an equation mentioned in an interview with Errol Morris and in one of the really, really short ebooks. What is it? Rick Rosner: In the equation, I said Planck’s Constant, …

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Born to Do Math 186 – Spirituality, “Thoughts and Prayers,” and Prayer

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 186 – Spirituality, “Thoughts and Prayers,” and Prayer September 22, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, we talked a little bit about spirituality. We talked bluntly, in the not too distant past, about traditional religions. What about these practices? Is there any efficacy of prayer? Rick …

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Born to Do Math 185 – Mathematicization of Consciousness

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 185 – Mathematicization of Consciousness September 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is meant by mathematicization of consciousness in IC? Rick Rosner: For a very persuasive theory of consciousness to exist, we would have to show what an information world looks like. We hypothesize it …

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Born to Do Math 184 – Technical, Not Mystical

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 184 – Technical, Not Mystical September 8, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We use a lot of terms consistently. Since we us them a lot, we should specify some more. What meant by technical consciousness rather than mystical consciousness? Rick Rosner: I call consciousness a technical …

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Born to Do Math 183 – Armatures All the Way Down

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 183 – Armatures All the Way Down September 1, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, it was turtles, turtles, all the way down. This is the infinite turtles ‘problem.’ Rick Rosner: In IC, we postulate the universe is made of information, which means a hardware containing …

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Born to Do Math 182 – Noether’s Theorem: “My methods are really methods of working and thinking…”

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 182 - Noether's Theorem: “My methods are really methods of working and thinking...” August 22, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s going on with Noether’s Theorem? Rick Rosner: I know of it. I know it is amazing. It was a theory discovered in 1918. Basically, as …

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Born to Do Math 181 – General Principles: ‘Consciousness as a consequence of efficient broadband, multi-nodal, self-consistent information processing.’

In-Sight Publishing Born to Do Math 181 – General Principles: 'Consciousness as a consequence of efficient broadband, multi-nodal, self-consistent information processing.' August 15, 2020 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay, so, we have these general distinctions between fields. We have physics. We have chemistry. We have biology. IC, as we conceive of it, …

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