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For maybe by being an ‘A’ student, baby I can win your love for me

If only.

The Scientific Study of General Intelligence: Tribute to Arthur Jensen:

Well into the 1960s, a furious debate considered whether schizophrenia had a genetic component or not. Evidence from twin studies was strongly suggestive but always confounded with shared environment. Then researchers funded by the American NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) reported the first data from the Denmark Adoption studies (Kety et al 1971). They found that adopted-away offspring of biological parents with schizophrenia were more likely to have a diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders in adulthood than adopted-away controls of normal biological parents. A researcher opposing the genetic hypothesis literally had a heart attack at the scientific meeting when this was presented.


Ignorance: If your poker opponent got lucky cards four times in a row, he must get lousy cards now.
Knowledge: Nope, the deals are independent; prior observations have no bearing on the next deal.
Wisdom: The opponent is cheating.


I also like gym, but rarely go there: it doesn’t work out. I stopped using stairs, because they are up to something. I wanted to learn how to juggle, but I don’t have the balls to do it.

I work at MIT, the work place with the best dam mascot: Tim the Beaver. My salary is not big, and I stopped saving money after I lost interest. I’m no photographer, but I have pictured myself outside of MIT too. I am a mathematician, which is the most spiritual profession: I am very comfortable with higher powers. I praise myself on great ability to think outside the box: it is mostly due to my claustrophobia. I am also a bit of a philosopher: I can go on talking about infinity forever.

I would love to tell you a joke. I recently heard a good one about amnesia, but I forgot how it goes.

My biggest problem is with English. So what if I don’t know what apocalypse means? It’s not the end of the world!