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  1. Norma Watenpaugh
    Norma Watenpaugh April 2, 2011 at 10:48 am |

    Francine, Thanks for response to Penelope Trunk’s blog. I too felt uncomfortable with her assertions. I was one who majored in Physics and Math and while I did not choose that as a career path, I would like to think that I would have been successful at it-tho I humbly acknowledge – I’m no Einstein. As an aside, there are some who think that Einstein’s first wife was a better mathmatician.

    Even if you accept the idea that as a population males have a biological edge, I fear that this kind of argument would discourage women who are wired for math and hard science to pursue those careers and to strive for intellectual leadership.

    One must accept that there is a wide diversity of skills and aptitudes in both genders – one could argue that men cannot be great poets and writers because they lack white matter.


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