Friday, March 07, 2008

So Let's Lower the Standards

Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?
"Departments of physics, math, chemis�try, engineering, and computer science have remained traditional, rigorous, competitive, relatively meritocratic, and under the control of no-nonsense professors dedicated to objec�tive standards. All that may be about to change. Following years of meticulous planning by the activists gathered for the hearing, the era of academic d�tente is coming to an end."
My college experience was one of massive entry for women, but then the field was leveled by everyone having to take and pass the same tests. Science is objective. You can either solve the physics equation or you can't. It does not care if you are a man or a woman.

I really don't see how we can force science to adopt equality of outcome across gender lines. If we do, then the whole world will suffer the consequences.

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