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.
|21||The Vegas Renormalization||2|
|22||The Classified Materials Turbulence||3|
|23||The Monopolar Expedition||1|
|Season 3 generally||0|
|1||The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation||0|
|2||The Jiminy Conjecture||0|
|3||The Gothowitz Deviation||2|
|4||The Pirate Solution||1|
|5||The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary||2|
|6||The Cornhusker Vortex||0|
|7||The Guitarist Amplification||0|
|8||The Adhesive Duck Deficiency||2|
|9||The Vengeance Formulation||5|
|10||The Gorilla Experiment||0|
|11||The Maternal Congruence||1|
|12||The Psychic Vortex||0|
|13||The Bozeman Reaction||1|
|14||The Einstein Approximation||4|
|15||The Large Hadron Collision||2|
|16||The Excelsior Acquisition||2|
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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