bookboy
61 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm in an exclusive, long-term relationship already and I'm not looking to change that. I'm hoping to meet penpals and do a few interesting quizzes along the way.

I'm politically liberal.

I am a secular humanist and I passionately believe in the Enlightenment values of compassion, tolerance and reason. I try hard to be non-judgemental about other people.

I deeply love science and mathematics and have a wide-ranging knowledge of both. I am in a pressure group that campaigns for metrication.

I consider myself as being open to new ideas.

I disagree with OKCupid's assessment of me as 'More aggressive' than people I am compared to. I am confident, outgoing and articulate and in extremis have been known to be sarcastic, but never, *ever*, aggressive.

I am extrovert, persuasive, and attentive to details
What I’m doing with my life
Working for a phone company.
I’m really good at
I have a rational outlook, not given to losing my cool. I make my living applying mathematical techniques to real-world problems. I have a sense of humour and appreciate the ironies and quirkiness of the world in which we live.
The first things people usually notice about me
I talk fast and laugh a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) Books: Disturbing the Universe, by Freeman Dyson; Excession and The Algebraist by Ian M Banks; Whit by Ian Banks, The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins and Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, (two life-changing books, by the way); anything by Isaac Asimov, Sir Arthur C Clarke, Wendy Kaminer or Richard Dawkins.

b) Sneakers, Ice Station Zebra, Double Indemnity, The Hunt for Red October, The Big Chill, Almost Famous, Contact, The Dish, All the Bourne films, Delicatessen, My Cousin Vinnie.

c) Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Eagles,Elton John, Queen, The Who, Bob Dylan, Status Quo

d) Lamb Biryani; Roast lamb with all the trimmings, cheese sandwiches, corn flakes. Tea. Bangers and mash. Raspberry cheesecake. Tarte au citron.
The six things I could never do without
1. Books 2. A programmable pocket calculator 3. An internet-enabled computer 4. A phone 5. A radio 6. My spectacles.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The big issues: life, death, current affairs, religion, science and rationality, separation of Church and State, the limits of personal freedom, secular humanist, statistical science, Bayesian statistics, metrication. Isaac Asimov, Angel, The West Wing, math, Bayesian, atheism,statistical analysis
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching TV with my partner.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
LOTR did nothing for me.
You should message me if
You like intelligent conversation.
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