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The Einstein myth: Why the cult of personality is bad for science | Michelle Thaller

So Jonathan you ask a question that actually gets to the heart of a lot of my ideas about science and culture. And you ask about the celebrity culture. We hear about these famous scientists, it goes Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson; we know of these wonderful kind of larger than […]

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The real reason there aren’t more female scientists | FACTUAL FEMINIST

Everywhere we hear about massive gender bias against women in fields like physics, technology and engineering. But what if it’s just not true? That’s coming up next on the Factual Feminist. There’s a class at Harvard called Math 55, which is advertised in the catalog as “probably the most difficult undergraduate math class in the […]

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Christina Hoff Sommers and Camille Paglia on the absence of biology in gender studies | VIEWPOINT

Camille: The biggest gap in Women’s Studies is the failure to have a requirement about biology. Christina: Oh, well that. Camille: Because there’s no reference to biology. You’ve had 40 years of Women’s Studies with a social constructionist view of gender without the slightest reference to hormones or endocrinology or anything else. Christina: Exactly. Forty […]

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On Women in Science | IAI Highlights | Chiara Marletto, Laura Mersini-Houghton, Gina Rippon

cosmologists professor of physics pro vice-chancellor and professor of cognitive neuro imaging the theoretical physicists and she is a fierce critic of claims there are sex based brain differences so laura mercier helping has there been there and finally Gina rippln so yeah cosmic inflation gives us this beautiful picture were the large-scale structure in […]

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[AUDIO FIXED] The Truth Cannot be Sexist – Steven Pinker on the biology of sex differences

it's a privilege to be engaged in a conversation with my colleague Elizabeth spell key we go back a long way we've been colleagues both at MIT where I helped attract her and at Harvard where she helped attract me like most people in my field I have an enormous admiration for Liz's brilliant contributions […]

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