Stupid little people


The president of Harvard comes out and says that females are naturally bad at math and science and will never succeed in those fields.

You would think that certain people in certain positions would be smart enough not to say really dumb things. And, once again, in a recurring theme in these entries, you would be sadly wrong. Case in point: The president of Harvard (which used to be a pretty good school at one time) comes out and says that females are naturally bad at math and science and will never succeed in those fields. Then he tries to back pedal and claim that he doesn't REALLY feel that way, but the studies say it's true. Yeah, whatever. What the studies actually say is this:

1 - Male and female brains are physically different.

2 - Males and females process and parse certain inputs based on spatial and sequential relationships in different ways.

3 - There is no number 3.

So how does that possibly equate to ""women suck at science and math"? Well, to put it delicately, it DOESN'T, ASSHOLE. His logical leap (talk about bad at scientific thinking!) is based on non-relevant paramaters, and as such is as valid as the following "argument":

My car is green. Your car is red. Green light means go. Red light means stop. Ergo, my car is faster than yours.

What a dork.



Posted: Tue - January 18, 2005 at 10:02 AM        


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