Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Born to do Math 139 - Taking the Universe at Face Value (1)

Born to do Math 139 - Taking the Universe at Face Value (1)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
October 8, 2019

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: The universe at face value. Go!

Rick Rosner: So, I am working on this novel. One of the characters in the novel is working in the same direction that we're working. I thought about it a little. The last time we talked; we talked about the universe being an associative engine

It is just to say that your mind or brain is an associative engine.

Jacobsen: It is the old phrase everything is connected but some things are more connected than others. 

Rosner: Yes! Your brain exists to form connections and then to the best of its ability pull up relevant connections given your present mental circumstances. That is, that which is in your current conscious arena and unconscious arena. Your brain will pull up what it thinks what you think is relevant from its store of associations.

Jacobsen: The puller-upper is par of you, too.

Rosner: Everything is you, right. You could argue, maybe less so your unconscious. What you experience as "you" is your conscious, to some extent your subconscious.

Jacobsen: I would mean in terms of the complete makeup of the person as the psyche. 

Rosner: You are everything that comes out of your brain. If limited to what you're conscious of, there are many things that happen outside of your awareness. But that's a distinction that we can talk about at some point.

Anyway, your brain works to give you the information that you think that you need. It works by association.

Jacobsen: Is there a better term than association?

Rosner: I don't know. How else could it work?

Jacobsen: Relationally?

Rosner: Relationally, connectedness. But I mean in terms of a sophisticated information processing entity to work.

Jacobsen: Probabilistic network.

Rosner: Is the only alternative to either give you no information or just random information? It is almost tautological to say that your brain works via association, or either tautological or elementary.

Jacobsen: It makes sense too. Anything associational can be built via networks or can build a network.

Rosner: That's obvious. The game is to figure out how it does that, what the rules are. In thinking about that, we've decided that there's a lot of shared information in, if you consider the universe as an information processor, or being distributed to the universe via the energy lost due to long-distance particles due to the curvature of space, which that energy goes into space itself and makes things more precisely defined in space and, also, determines where things are in space or where they move because that lost energy is manifested in the form of gravitation.

In the lazy way that I half think about things, that's the way I decided information is shared on a universe-wide basis. It ignores the obvious other way that information is shared. Here's where taking the universe at face value kicks in; when photons are received, are detected, are seen, that's another huge way that information is shared.

That is, photons from hundreds of millions and billions of years away; we are perceiving the universe. It makes sense that the universe also perceives itself that way via photons and, also, tacitly via the loss of energy in space via the travelling of long-distance photons.

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American Television Writer

(Updated July 25, 2019)

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.*

According to some semi-reputable sources gathered in a listing hereRick G. Rosner may have among America's, North America's, and the world’s highest measured IQs at or above 190 (S.D. 15)/196 (S.D. 16) based on several high range test performances created by Christopher HardingJason BettsPaul Cooijmans, and Ronald Hoeflin. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writers Guild Awards and Emmy nominations, and was titled 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Directory with the main "Genius" listing here.

He has written for Remote ControlCrank YankersThe Man ShowThe EmmysThe Grammys, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He worked as a bouncer, a nude art model, a roller-skating waiter, and a stripper. In a television commercialDomino’s Pizza named him the "World’s Smartest Man." The commercial was taken off the air after Subway sandwiches issued a cease-and-desist. He was named "Best Bouncer" in the Denver Area, Colorado, by Westwood Magazine.

Rosner spent much of the late Disco Era as an undercover high school student. In addition, he spent 25 years as a bar bouncer and American fake ID-catcher, and 25+ years as a stripper, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television. Errol Morris featured Rosner in the interview series entitled First Person, where some of this history was covered by Morris. He came in second, or lost, on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? over a flawed question and lost the lawsuit. He won one game and lost one game on Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person? (He was drunk). Finally, he spent 37+ years working on a time-invariant variation of the Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Rosner sits tweeting in a bathrobe (winter) or a towel (summer). He lives in Los AngelesCalifornia with his wife, dog, and goldfish. He and his wife have a daughter. You can send him money or questions at LanceVersusRick@Gmail.Com, or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing

(Updated September 28, 2016)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen founded In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. He authored/co-authored some e-books, free or low-cost. If you want to contact Scott: Scott.D.Jacobsen@Gmail.com.


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