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  • Ages 18–38
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6′ 1″ (1.85m)
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Christianity, and somewhat serious about it
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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I'm about to start work as a postdoctoral researcher at the XXX at Ohio State. Somehow, I don't think it would be entirely prudent for me to reveal my exact place of employment here, but I will say that my research focuses on the applications of mathematics to biology. So, like, I'm sure you could stalk me and discover my name if you were at all interested in discovering it.

I'm a mathematician. But I'm actually far more interested in books and literature than I am in mathematics. I think literary chicks are way sexier than math chicks (although any really gifted person is admirable to me, and any really gifted female is sexy.) But I feel, for example, significantly greater admiration for J.K. Rowling than I do for Stephen Hawking. I think Rowling's achievement is more impressive (and important) than Hawking's is. (I know Stephen Hawking isn't a woman; my example broke down because I couldn't think of a female physicist/mathematician whose eminence was comparable to that of J.K. Rowling.)

Meh, what the hell? I'm very easygoing. I love to laugh and I try not to say anything unless it is a joke or at least vaguely interesting and insightful. If I haven't got anything interesting/insightful/funny to say, I'll probably just ask you a question. But I'm pretty good at maintaining a reasonable statement/question ratio.

Oh, and I'm awkward. Immensely awkward. And I mean physically and socially. Physically, I suck at dancing or anything requiring rhythm or finesse (except sex; I'm not going to comment on my sexual abilities, but I exclude sex from that preceding comment about ineptitude at stuff requiring grace or rhyhm.) And socially, I have a really serious demeanor which has a tendency to destroy the laughter and ease of any social situation that I step into. I am, in other words, a walking social monkey wrench: whenever I stroll into a conversation, it takes a minute or two for the conversation to adjust to my presence, and it's never quite as comfortable as it was before I came. I shouldn't say these things, they're not entirely true. But, meh, I'm supposed to summarize myself.

I believe it's important to be a good person, but I don't know why. (Oh, God...that's why.) I believe in God - I'm a Christian - and ultimately I would have to found any claims for an objective morality upon the existence of God.

Because I cannot justify morality in any other way. I certainly DO believe that we should not stretch old ladies on the rack, for example, but I cannot give any good reason WHY we shouldn't stretch them. Whether an old woman is stretched out on the rack or not has no effect upon me, so I cannot explain why I should care if it happens.

I've just realized, writing this profile, that the above argument actually makes more sense when you look at it the other way around. Morality is evidently real, but lacks a justification; God provides a justification; therefore God exists (or is more likely to exist).

If the preceding paragraph strikes you as a dreadfully crude chain of reasoning, fine. But let it be. I'm quite all right with atheists/agnostics - I've dated quite a few - but I DESPISE atheists/agnostics who believe that their areligion makes them superior to, and gives them the right to poke fun at, religious people. (To be fair though, I've encountered such atheists/agnostics less and less as I've grown older, and nowadays I really only run into them on Facebook.)

Hmm. I like to play soccer, but my freaking toe is broken. Hopefully it will heal soon. I've only been playing soccer for like 7 years, and I'm only just now starting to get actually good. I'm a defender, and by this point I'm a passable one.

I feel confident and like an adult as I seldom have. I'm really looking forward to coming to OSU. I'm also a wee bit nervous, though.
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m really good at
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math, defending a soccer goal
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My all-time favorite novels are The Catcher in the Rye and Wuthering Heights. I also tremendously enjoy historical fiction; my two favorite authors on this front are (the somewhat underrated but sublime) Mary Renault and Robert Graves. A few other authors whom I enormously dig are Rebecca West, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Pat Conroy, Philip Hensher, and about 700 other artists whose names elude me at the moment.

I like to watch soccer on TV, especially Liverpool F.C.

Music isn't as huge a part of my life as it seems to be of everyone else's. I just enjoy listening to good songs when I'm performing boring tasks. While unpacking everything in my apartment just now, for example, I listed to Notorious BIG, Smashing Pumpkins, Lorde, Silverchair, CCR, and probably some other shit that I don't feel exploring my memory to recall.

I love all food. The idea that sound-minded persons would actually switch to this "Soylent" stuff, which obliviates the need to eat, is mind-boggling to me. For me switching to Soylent would be like castrating myself.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm pretty unmaterialistic, and it's hard to think of appliances/commodities that I use a lot and am in any way remarkable for using a lot. So, fuck it, here are six things I use a lot:

1. The internet
2. Math. I'm not feeling too gung-ho about mathematical research at this precise moment, because I'm still burnt out from my thesis. But to a person who's attacking it earnestly, math research is engrossing.
3. A library card
4. Coffee and tea
5. delicious food
6. soccer, both playing it and watching it. It's the only hobby (as opposed to outright passion) that I have. I do enjoy poker, too, but I ultimately suck at poker.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
math problems. what impressions I've made on people. and sometimes I get on kicks where I think about sex a lot, but this comes and goes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I haven't had any Friday nights in Columbus yet. (Edit: I've had one. I just sat around and read and watched YouTube videos. It was amusing but lonely, as one might expect. [Further edit: I've now had several. and I think on every single one of them I've just sat here in my apartment and amused myself as best I could. But there have been Saturday nights and Wednesday nights on which I have hung out with other human beings..]) But in my old location I'd either be working on math, or watching Youtube videos, or hanging out with one of the two friends I had.
You should message me if
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You are really fucking smart. That's the main criterion I'm looking for. It would also be lovely if you were tolerably attractive, and also a good person. And you're interested, obviously.

Also, on the real, do feel free to message me even if you're just looking for friendship. I've gotten vastly more aggregate pleasure out of friendship than I've gotten out of love, and if you legit think we could be friends, I'd probably love to have a go at it.