Dr.Jonathan David Farley received his D.Phil. in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1995, after winning Oxford’s highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize, in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, with an A.B. in mathematics. He had the second-highest grade-point-average in his graduating class. He has also had visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, and he has been a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Dr. Farley is one of only four Americans to win a 2001-2002 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to the United Kingdom. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s Distinguished Scientist Award, given on behalf of the president of Harvard University for “outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics.” Seed Magazine named him one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.”
Professor J. Farley also co-founded Hollywood Math and Science Film Consulting where they’ve worked on several tv shows including Elementary, Numbers and Flatland(consulted for a film with Kristen Bell and Martin Sheen).
Jonathan thinks very differently, in fact his thoughts are usually unconventional. My impression was to talk about math as you might’ve thought but we talked about life. Specifically about politics, dating, places among other things.
Below are few points I picked up from Jon which stood out for me in our conversation:
-Obama is a war criminal. He should be charged for murder.
-Marriage isn’t worth it for men, it’s actually a mistake.
-Alimony should be eliminated.
-Feminism is harming women.
-The skills required to be a successful politician are not the same skills that are required to run a state successfully, that’s the problem.
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We also did a part 2 where we talked about other subjects we didn’t cover on this one like his mathematical formula to eliminate ISIS/terror, his childhood, academia and more. All you need is to subscribe to stay updated with new podcasts.
All the videos, links, articles and other statistics mentioned in this podcast below:
Dr Farley’s Essence Magazine essay on how women prefer players to nice guys – “Players and Professors: A Nice Guy Steps up” » cover | page one | page two
Maureen McGrath Tedtalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVgzOyHVcj4
“Girls Just Wanna Not Run: The Gender Gap in Young Americans’ Political Ambition”
” it is estimated that anywhere between fifteen and twenty percent of marriages are sexless.”
“75 Percent of Women Say They Won’t Date Unemployed Men”
“84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to.”
“in 1987, only 18 percent of women were breadwinners in marriages where both partners were working”
National Public Radio (USA)
“Are women more interested in men who are already in a relationship?”
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
“Look out! It’s a Nice Guy! DESTROY HIM!!”
Karen Straughan video
“Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice: Women Should ALWAYS Submit To Sex With Their Husbands”
“Advice for Women Who Don’t Want to get Divorced”
by Janet Bloomfield
Fermat’s Last Theorem
Letters from an Indian Clerk
Return of Kings (dating advice—I am not advocating this specific article)
The Princeton Mom
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
I wish he talked more about his personal experiences. If one is this analytical about things like relationships, its hard to even get involved in relationships since most of relationship acts are rather emotional than logical. Long term though, I agree that it hurts man.
A fascinating podcast Grey, I enjoyed it. What should men do then if they wanna have kids? Out of the wedlock?
Men still earn more times than men so the idea to eliminate alimony is unfair. What exactly do men want? I think he is in some ways objectifying women as if they are disposable. On Obama, I agree with him.