Saturday, 22 February 2020

Born to do Math 158 - Off the Handle

Born to do Math 158 - Off the Handle
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
February 22, 2020

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: On the one hand, there is the notion of eggs being expensive and sperm being cheap...

Rosner: ...which is the idea of men being more expendable than women. You have lower impulse control associated with guys. My girlfriend in college was always going through some files at the college library. 

The idea was that the idea of men in this country is true around the world or consistent. Wherever there are guys, there is less impulse control. The action orientation is connected to masculinity in our culture. Guys are expected to do something or want to do something, even if it is wrong.

Guys might crack because of expectations that guys should be successful, creating more pressure on guys. A lot of this stuff is subject to change, as society has been examining ideas of masculinity and femininity. 

You could argue guys might be more comfortable as slackers or society may be comfortable with it than in the 1950s. As a general idea, the expectations and the stereotypes about guys and masculinity put pressure on guys, which generates a range of guy behaviours both good and bad. 

Versus stereotypical female behaviours that are laying back and having things happen like Emily Dickinson with being okay with having a quiet life, it is like you said, 'A guy can knock up a gazillion women. A woman is more precious biologically because a woman has the babymaking technology. It is a huge biological commitment.'

A guy just has to jizz. He can make several women pregnant with one batch. But there isn't someone walking around with a test tube and a turkey baster. Is there another reason for guys losing their shit more than women if that is indeed so?

Jacobsen: Probably two or three things, one, more testosterone than estrogen. Two, the genetics that is preprogramming a set of an interrelated network of reactions along with the testosterone. It has to do with genetics encoding certain types of reactions in proportion to the amount of testosterone and estrogen ratio that men are more likely to have, which, in itself, is being preprogrammed in terms of how much is being produced.

Rosner: There's also the idea that women have a larger corpus callosum, which is a fibre bundle that connects the two hemispheres. One can make an argument from this that women think more holistically - though, it is the wrong word - or globally, and may be less likely to go off half-cocked or less likely to take action without considering the consequences.

But that sounds like something I learned in a class in the 80s; that's probably been or potentially been debunked. I do know the corpus callosum is thicker. I don't know if it has consequences for masculinity and femininity or not.

I don't know if we have covered all the reasons for men losing their shit more than women.

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American Television Writer

(Updated July 25, 2019)

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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 January 1, 2020)

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