evanerksn
30 Fort Collins, United States
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My self-summary
Hello all! My name is Evan and I am currently a student studying mathematics, computer science, and cognitive science. I'm hoping to meet people on here who are intellectual, engaging, and humorous.

I love contrarians and people who hold dissenting opinions. I will gladly forgo sleep for a good conversation. I fall in love with Scarlett Johansson every time I watch Lost in Translation. And, yes! That is important information.

I listen to and read Dan Savage religiously. So I'm GGG and you should know what that means.

I want to live forever. I believe strongly in human ingenuity, especially in the areas of science and technology. I have a close group of friends with whom I enjoy throwing a few drinks back and not taking ourselves too seriously.

And for a little Hofstadterian fun: This sentence claims to be an Epimenides paradox, but it is lying.
What I’m doing with my life
Mathematics
I’m really good at
Not being good at answering this kind of question.
The first things people usually notice about me
My sarcastic wit and passion for ideas.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These are almost beyond counting or measure but a few of my tops:
Books: Godel, Escher, Bach. Good and Real. The Princeton Companion to Mathematics. Causality.
Movies: Baraka and Samsara. her. The Matrix. Fight Club. Lost in Translation. The Fountain. Antichrist
Directors/Writers Darren Aronofsky. Quentin Tarantino. David Fincher. Wes Anderson. Spike Jones. Danny Boyle. Paul Thomas Anderson. I really, really like film and it's my preferable way of consuming fiction.
Shows: Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones. House of Cards. The Walking Dead. Dexter. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. South Park.
Music: Black metal. Classical.
The six things I could never do without
Books
Mathematics
Late-night conversations with awesome friends
The internet
Intellectual stimulation of any and all kinds
Sriracha
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy… Oh, you wanted something more specific? Alright then; Ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, and politics. Still too vague and almost tautological? Goddamn, you're tough when it comes to clarifying exactly what I mean. We're going to get along great! Lets try this: Ethics as it relates to artificial general intelligence, artificial general intelligence in general (see what I did there?). All areas and subfields of mathematics, science, and technology. Really any of the stereotypical "Big Questions".

The comedic genius of South Park and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The brilliance of the existentialist philosophers and the clever use of their ideas in film and literature.

Space and dinosaurs; if you're looking for two topics that will consistently blow your mind, it's the vastness of space and the awesomeness of dinosaurs. Try it!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with wonderful people
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