FAQ

Q: Who are you?

A: There are two of us, both undergraduate students at Columbia University in the City of New York. We are pre-med and pre-law, respectively, with a wide range of interests.

Masih Tazhibi

Masih is student at Columbia University studying Neuroscience and Behavior with a concentration in Philosophy. At UCLA, he served as a clinical and surgical intern at the Soroudi Lasik and Eye Center, and as an undergraduate researcher at the Norman Cousins’ Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. Currently, Masih is interested in pursuing neurological surgery and finding novel approaches towards treating inoperable, metastatic brain tumors. In his free time, Masih loves reading books, exploring the city, and playing soccer. His favorite philosopher is Albert Camus!

Jake Gray

Jake is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Philosophy, hoping to specialize in moral and political philosophy. He is passionate about political activism, criminal justice reform, and social responsibility.
Jake is a student at Columbia University majoring in Philosophy, hoping to specialize in moral and political philosophy. He is passionate about political activism, criminal justice reform, and social responsibility.

Q: What is the point of Deep Thought?

A: There is not necessarily a clear objective, other than sharing thoughts and essays we’ve written. We generally hope to inspire curiosity and intrigue.

Q: Why is your name Deep Thought?

A: Well, we had some plans to play off on Douglas Adams’s “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” which fell through. There’s a supercomputer in the work who declares that the answer to “Life, the Universe, and Everything” is “42.” That supercomputer’s name is Deep Thought.