Started by TestSubject, Apr 25, 2005, 12:04 PM
Their work on the frontiers of physics runs counter to the claim that women might be innately less suited for math and science -- a hypothesis that was most recently, and provocatively, raised by Harvard President Lawrence Summers in January.
I can't help but wonder if the rest of them look like the one in the picture. IME so far they always have. The reason I wonder it is because I'm trying to figure out what accounts for a female looking practically indistinguishable from a male. It would seem to be something physical. Is it hormonal? Could it be part of what helps them to excel in these fields?I'm not trying to be provocative, especially, but for a long time now it's niggled at me. I'm not talking about dressing butch and cutting your hair like a guy and wearing Birkenstocks or suits...though that is a factor. I'm talking about the faces themselves, the build of the body, which are very masculine. To the point that you often don't know immediately which is which. So many times I've been out places and seen couples...man/woman...who then turn out to be woman/woman. I just wonder what accounts for this and what the two might have to do with each other.
Actually all the hype surrounding womens vs mens intrinsic intellect is mostly based upon misperceptions and myths.
Right but what I'm getting at is he misrepresented what Summers said.
Some women have an andrenal gland malfunction that allows them to have more testosterone in their bodies. They are prone to be less maternal, more career focused, enjoy more typical male pursuits, etc.
QuoteRight but what I'm getting at is he misrepresented what Summers said.I agree. I was facetiously trying to interject a nudge to everyone about Dr. Youngs findings at your expense (Ive been trying to get everyone to read the recommended book for over a year now :oops: hehe). For that I apologize. :mrgreen: