Lisa Randall on Coast to Coast Sat. 2/25

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http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/02/25.html

Joining Art Bell is Prof. of Physics at Harvard University, Lisa Randall, who will be talking about her book Warped Passages, and the fascinating idea that there may be an extra dimension just a few inches away from us.
 

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Joining Art Bell is Prof. of Physics at Harvard University, Lisa Randall, who will be talking about her book Warped Passages, and the fascinating idea that there may be an extra dimension just a few inches away from us.
Since you brought it up, that's where I'm posting from now: just a few inches away from you.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/02/25.html

Joining Art Bell is Prof. of Physics at Harvard University, Lisa Randall, who will be talking about her book Warped Passages, and the fascinating idea that there may be an extra dimension just a few inches away from us.

OOoooh. She's the attractive one too :tongue2:
 
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I heard her speak on her models at Laurence University in Appleton WI last month. She is indeed attractive and very, very smart. That's a good call by Bell, who I don't usually have much good to say for.
 
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I heard her speak on her models at Laurence University in Appleton WI last month. She is indeed attractive and very, very smart. That's a good call by Bell, who I don't usually have much good to say for.
Brilliant is always important :tongue2:
 
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I heard her speak on her models at Laurence University in Appleton WI last month. She is indeed attractive and very, very smart. That's a good call by Bell, who I don't usually have much good to say for.
This is what I was wondering about: is it a good call for her to become associated with him?
 
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I'm surprised he was able to book her at all - but then again, she does have a book to promote. This appearance definitely won't hurt sales.
 
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Ten million listeners does help sales.

thanks MIH, I hadn't checked and often forget to these days. [Noory is such a dweeb]
 
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so most physicists feel that she looks great. How come then she never got married? Does it mean that she feels she is too smart for most of the harvard ph.d. men around her? Are female physicists who are not as attractive even more hopeless, since they're less attractive to men, yet they're equally selective because of their intellect?
 
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This is what I was wondering about: is it a good call for her to become associated with him?
Bell has quite a few respected physicists in his line up. If Brian Greene is willing who can really object? And note that even though many people have issues with Kaku, he has written one or two books that are required reading for some Ph.D. students. Also, Seth Shostak is a regular - considered a little fringe perhaps, but I think most scientists consider the SETI project worthy of the effort. I know there are at least several other physicists, and certainly a good number of respected scientists from other disciplines interviewed by Bell over the years. In fact, I found Bell through Kaku and not the UFO stuff. Of course that was a great surprise - Bell's shows was pretty much UFO central back then.
 
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so most physicists feel that she looks great. How come then she never got married? Does it mean that she feels she is too smart for most of the harvard ph.d. men around her?
maybe she's dating around and haven't found the one yet. who knows. why is this even an issue. if she feels she's too smart for most of the harvard phd men then i'd really be concerned about this kind of attitude but i don't know her, haven't spoken to her and haven't gone out on a date with her so i can't tell. but im sure she's not that shallow.

Are female physicists who are not as attractive even more hopeless, since they're less attractive to men, yet they're equally selective because of their intellect?
well you know even janet "the stormtrooper" reno has her admirers too. albeit from a smaller pool of men. i don't find j-lo attractive but im sure plenty of other guys do. they all have different kinds of men they attract and this goes to guys as well. how many tall, amazonian beauties do you see in the mall with a short guy who's so-so looking? beauty is subjective after all.
 
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maybe she's dating around and haven't found the one yet. who knows. why is this even an issue. if she feels she's too smart for most of the harvard phd men then i'd really be concerned about this kind of attitude but i don't know her, haven't spoken to her and haven't gone out on a date with her so i can't tell. but im sure she's not that shallow.

Its just the brilliant women are so sexy by default, even if they aren't supermodels. Once they start talking theoretical physics and tensor fields, I'm done for.
 
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Its just the brilliant women are so sexy by default, even if they aren't supermodels. Once they start talking theoretical physics and tensor fields, I'm done for.
sure that's fine, but all those are the superficial stuff after a while. id check to see if she has a good attitude, high interest level and if she stands by me.
 
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sure that's fine, but all those are the superficial stuff after a while. id check to see if she has a good attitude, high interest level and if she stands by me.

Wait what?

Its shallow if I find the fact that a woman is intelligent and my intellectual equal to be very attractive? Right, ok then. I'll go back to picking dates by cup size then I guess....:rolleyes:
 
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haha, she looks beat. i was about to say she has this jodie foster thing goin until i saw that pic.
Probably not fair of me to link to that one, it's the worst there was, the snapshot equivalent of a DMV photo.
 
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Bell has quite a few respected physicists in his line up. If Brian Greene is willing who can really object? And note that even though many people have issues with Kaku, he has written one or two books that are required reading for some Ph.D. students. Also, Seth Shostak is a regular - considered a little fringe perhaps, but I think most scientists consider the SETI project worthy of the effort. I know there are at least several other physicists, and certainly a good number of respected scientists from other disciplines interviewed by Bell over the years. In fact, I found Bell through Kaku and not the UFO stuff. Of course that was a great surprise - Bell's shows was pretty much UFO central back then.
Yeah, I'm not sure what the repercussions would be at all. It just makes me wonder if it's a good move. I can't tell.
 
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Wait what?

Its shallow if I find the fact that a woman is intelligent and my intellectual equal to be very attractive? Right, ok then. I'll go back to picking dates by cup size then I guess....:rolleyes:
If you will go long term with a girl you'd want somebody smarter than you with a good attitude and who's loyal.
 
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I can't tell.
That's exactly where he wants you. :biggrin:
 
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That's exactly where he wants you. :biggrin:
Watch it. Remember, I'm just a few inches away from you in an alternate dimension.
 
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If you will go long term with a girl you'd want somebody smarter than you with a good attitude and who's loyal.

Right, intelligence is superficial, i got it. Loyalty, obedience, that's what counts. Gotcha.

I don't bother looking for that, if its there great, if its not it wouldn't work out anyway. So instead I look for things that you can actually identify without wasting a year with a person.
 
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Right, intelligence is superficial, i got it. Loyalty, obedience, that's what counts. Gotcha.

I don't bother looking for that, if its there great, if its not it wouldn't work out anyway. So instead I look for things that you can actually identify without wasting a year with a person.
Let me be specific, intelligence to go along with the qualities I mentioned is important. Would you want somebody intelligent but has a bad attitude and who's not loyal? if that's your thing you go do that. And youre talking about wasting a year? if you find "the one" youre supposed to date her for two friggin years and watch their character and attitude closely because this is the one youre going to live with for the next 40 years if you decide to marry this person. But until then, you can date around. Wouldnt it be better to find out about a person's major issues earlier in dating than after youve had 3 kids and a 30 year mortgage. The sooner you find out the better off you are.
 
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Zooby, from I can tell she can pretty much do as she pleases. She is beyond that sort of "guilt by association" nonsense. And based on her achievements listed, I doubt that many people would care.
 
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franznietzsche said:
Wait what?

Its shallow if I find the fact that a woman is intelligent and my intellectual equal to be very attractive? Right, ok then. I'll go back to picking dates by cup size then I guess....:rolleyes:
Why should any one form of attraction be "deeper" or "shallower" than another? If the only thing that matters to you is that a women is attractive to you, does it really matter what it is that's attracting you?

I'm kind of with the other gentleman on this. I'd take a halfway decent-looking women with an average IQ and a high school education who is a nice person, not fickle, and willing to stay the course over someone who I find hot but might be off with the wind at the drop of a hat. Of course, if you can have both, that's even better.

Of course, this is all in theory. In practice, I've always just gone with the chicks that made me hot. I do imagine that someday I might come to regret doing this, though.
 

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