Tuesday 1 October 2019

Born to do Math 138 - Kinks in the Personality

Born to do Math 138 - Kinks in the Personality
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
October 1, 2019

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What about personality and intelligence flaws in Newton?

Rick Rosner: Newton, according to most sources, was a prick - vindictive, arrogant, and kind of a shit. He lived for a long time. So, he could get revenge on people. He had a long time to work out his grudges. 

Did this mess with his physics? I don't think so. He did a lot of shit. He didn't revolutionize math alone via Calculus and physics via Universal Gravitation. He ran the Royal Mint. He spent decades to research the Bible looking for hidden messages.

Jacobsen: Did he find anything?

Rosner: I don't know.

Jacobsen: Do you think it's even possible or just a fruitless endeavour?

Rosner: No, it is a fruitless endeavour, because guys wrote the Bible. You could argue that they were inspired by the Word of God, but they did not include secret codes. It was translated from Aramaic or whatever to English and from Latin to English.

So, no, there's no pulling legit signals out of the frickin' Bible.

Jacobsen: So, it is a dumb endeavour.

Rosner: Well, so is most stuff, apparently, Newton didn't want or have sex with anybody. Maybe, that freed up time to do shit. He was kind of iconoclastic in terms of behaviour. He got up when he wanted to, laid in bed and thought when he wanted to. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University.

He had that position. In that position, he had servants who would bring him hot milk, whatever he wanted. I don't know what his responsibilities were, but he, probably, did mostly whatever he wanted - maybe delivering one lecture a year.

There's no way he would have put up with teaching classes, which may have freed him up to get shit done. 

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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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