Character mistake: In his conversation with Missy Sheldon makes it clear that his superior intelligence is a result of a random, mutated gene. Since Missy isn't similarly intelligent she obviously isn't carrying this mutated gene (which would be a billion to one shot anyway) so her offspring wouldn't inherit it. Sheldon would know this - his offspring would carry the mutated gene for superior intelligence, Missy's would not. Anyone knowing enough about genetics to use the term 'randomly mutated gene' understands enough to know that the mutated gene would only be expressed in a direct line from the carrier - Sheldon. Also bear in mind he has a model of the DNA molecule in his living room - it is obviously an interest.
|Season 1 generally||1|
|2||The Big Bran Hypothesis||15|
|3||The Fuzzy Boots Corollary||4|
|4||The Luminous Fish Effect||6|
|5||The Hamburger Postulate||8|
|6||The Middle Earth Paradigm||2|
|7||The Dumpling Paradox||4|
|8||The Grasshopper Experiment||4|
|9||The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization||2|
|10||The Loobenfeld Decay||8|
|11||The Pancake Batter Anomaly||4|
|12||The Jerusalem Duality||1|
|13||The Bat Jar Conjecture||2|
|14||The Nerdvana Annihilation||4|
|15||The Pork Chop Indeterminacy||3|
|16||The Peanut Reaction||3|
|17||The Tangerine Factor||4|
|Season 2 generally||0|
Question: Though it comes up in other episodes as well, this one is focused on Sheldon needing a ride everywhere he goes because he can't drive, not to mention his not being welcome on the bus. Of course, this story element would be nonexistent if there was a simple answer, but it does beg the question: Does Pasadena not have taxicabs?
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