They don’t believe her.
And you wonder why?
Scientists are supposed to be objective, open minded, fair minded, and logical. Paleoanthropology is supposed to be a science. Think again.
“Watch it now! Watch it!”
He would say it with obvious enthusiasm and kid-like glee.
It was infectious. You could not not be enthralled and intrigued by the man. Well, Actually, no. It was strange, I couldn’t figure out when I was young WHY NOT EVERYBODY was not totally gaga about him and his science. Why is it so?
He did not want to do it, but he had to do his duty.
He wasn’t anything like his brother.
His brother was popular, handsome and witty, and well-spoken, and King.
Albert, wasn’t well spoken like his older brother, David — in fact, Albert was considered rather dull compared to David, and Albert stuttered badly.
This is the title of her autobiography.
As she says:
What are you saying? Who am I?
Well I’m me — I’m what is called the power behind the throne. I’m your — your character. Isn’t that what they call it?
Yes, Kate. That’s what we call it. Character. You were certainly an interesting Character.
Character: a configuration of habits.
Oh, but Kate, we have another word that you never knew much about. The word is Temperament.
What you didn’t know was your Temperament. But I doubt if you would care. You had an interesting and full life anyway. However, you might have understood yourself and others a little more.
That was the question he posed to himself.
No, he wasn’t asking the simple, vague, ill-posed, question: what those fuzzy, sloppy thinking Philosophers often try to talk about in volumes of words.
He was, in his mind, asking a precise question. A scientific question. For to answer this question, he had to ask the immediately deductible question: What is life, Not? Both questions are difficult to answer — precisely.
But he wanted to answer, What is life?, precisely, and he did give an answer: in his last book before he died.
But, there were critics of his work, although the vast majority are ignorant of his work.
An unnamed critic remarked: “The trouble with you, Rosen, is you’re always trying to answer questions that nobody wants to ASK!”
A Viking Reader
It’s a really simple formula: team, loyalty, competition. And lastly, hard work.
The basics. The fundamentals.
It was about we and us, for 62 years. Constant. He pushed so hard. He expected good things.
It was about family. And he took his team as a second family.
A Modern Greek Tragedy in Temperament
Of Complex Character
As they walked along the shore, two very competitive guys: both “filthy rich” by anyone’s standard, both had disrupted established giant corporations, and created their own companies, changing the world significantly.
“Larry, this is why it’s really important that I’m your friend. You don’t need any more money.”
Both were kind of inventors, but they were different in Temperament, and completely different goals in life. Larry is a Promoter Artisan and he keeps score by money: his interest was in winning. He loved the fact that he used IBM’s own research to beat them in database software, making himself fabulously wealthy.
For Steve, he was competitive in a completely different way. It wasn’t about the money or the winning. Rather, it was about his legacy: his company.
He hadn’t changed his passion. Long ago, he had seen a way to start making cool things, inventions, that were useful, that he wanted to use — like he had started several decades before with another friend, the Woz.