Re: Venus Automorphs Into Great Mathematician, Loses Psyche

Mark Grant (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 21:49:42 +0000

On Tue, 28 Jan 1997, Joy Williams wrote:

> Is it your opinion somehow
> that being interested in mathematics turns you into something non-sexed, or
> drains you of your attractiveness? Or interferes with your sexuality?

Yes, indeed. How many high-level mathematicians do you know? Most of them
are not attractive in the same way as Lyle's friend. Whether that's
because they're mathematicians or was true beforehand is another question.

> What an odd thing if you do. What does one thing have to do with another?

Because, as he said, serious mathematical/science study programs you to
think in certain ways. In most cases this seems to make people more
introverted and less aware of their physical appearance. It certainly
tends to cut them off from ecstatic states, which seems to be one major
aspect of physical attraction.


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