Saturday 8 February 2020

Born to do Math 156 - Implicit Linking and Thought

Born to do Math 156 - Implicit Linking and Thought
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
February 8, 2020

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: According to Encylopedia Britannica, an idea is an active, determining principle of a thing. Another definition including a formulated thought, which is close to thinking. Whatever is known to supposed about something, in terms of prior knowledge and predictive-hypothetical knowledge.

Rosner: That's still what we were talking about [Ed. off-tape.]. It is the linking of one thing with another thing. "That person has pointy ears," "This coffee tastes like vinegar," my wife cleaned out the coffee machine with vinegar and didn't tell me.

I kept making all this terrible coffee. I didn't know why. Coffee is this thing. Coffee with vinegar is another thing. It is a realization. I would say that linking is an unavoidable part of an idea or a thought. Maybe, that's like seeing a Jeff on the street. There's Jeff.

It is not much of a linking, but it is still a link. Jeff in my awareness right now. You are linking categories and categorizations and labelling items. Everything is hooking things up to other stuff. That's Jeff. That's Jeff right now.

That's Jeff right here. It is just linking stuff. We have talked about the brain being an association engine.

Jacobsen: Yes, in an idea extended to the universe being an associative engine. 

Rosner: Maybe, it is sub-associations. The things your brain needs to do for you to be prepared. Still, there's some implicit linking there, where "car coming at me, right now, here." There's still some contextualizing and some linking. 

You got the realization: car. Then you have associated, linked realizations as to why that's important. I don't think you can characterize thoughts or ideas without the idea of association. 

Jacobsen: Another definition is around the chief meaning.

Rosner: When you have a sentence, obviously, the idea is about what is in the sentence, even if it is trivial.

Jacobsen: By the 17th century, it became thought, plan, or intention. The word intention has the meaning of being used for something. 

Rosner: You can have ideas that are super trivial. I don't know that you need to differentiate between thoughts and ideas. They can be miniscule. I'm looking at this cabinet. It has four knobs. It is an idea, a thought, "It's got four knobs." 

You can link nebulous things that you have definitions of with other things that you have definitions of. You are able to link the things, even if nebulous, with other things that you have linkage about, including knobs and cabinet. 

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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.

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(Updated January 1, 2020)

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