7.02 "the Deception Verification" (September 26) in Season 7 Posted October 6, 2013 At the same time, I don't think it's got much to do with the "nerd" viewpoint being the less "adult" one. Sheldon provides the often politically-incorrect/insensitive view-point, but that's got nothing to do with being a nerd per se. I don't see how being a nerd has anything to do with being inconsiderate or selfish or immature. And I would hope that the show isn't trying to send the message that behaving more adult-like means de-nerdizing: I hope these guys are going to continue having their game nights and comic book store trips well into retirement! I think you have a point here but I would also point out there actually is no homogeneous nerd viewpoint. All these characters are different and Sheldon is the most different. He is not just politically-incorrect/insensitive he is completely emotionally and socially retarded. As a child prodigy he worked at developing his intellect and had no respect for those who might have helped him develop socially. Yet he is still obedient to his mother when she really wants him to be (ie apologizing to Penny and giving her cloths back). He is also easily manipulated by his mother after the break-up with Amy. I've always thought the show's whole point is to show the world from the viewpoint of the people who are intellectually gifted but socially challenged, and that's what I meant by "nerd". (I know that there are many definitions, but I think this one best suits the BBT characters.) "Socially challenged" may include being antisocial, quirky, shy, proud, and, in a sense, inconsiderate, selfish, and immature. If it was only about scientific knowledge and geeky interests, I would have probably stopped watching a long time ago - I like it because it explores the difference between (exaggerated) totally intellectual (theoretical) standpoint of Sheldon and the (also exaggerated) practical (normal) one, exemplified by Penny (Leonard being, more on less, in the middle), and because it does it in a funny way. Both standpoints come with advantages and disadvantages, but basically they're just different, and I like it that the show presents both in a sympathetic way.