Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Shorts: The John Tierney Experience

1 comment:

Evelyn Brister said...

Tierney has an update today:
http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/

I still think that any intellectual dishonesty is his. The question of why women are not happy studying science or in science/tech jobs is a problem of ranking the relative importance of a number of different reasons. Sure, some people just don't like science. But Tierney discounts the ways in which women are made to feel unwelcome or are not given access to the same resources. I would say that the same thing happens in the discipline of philosophy. But since philosophy is so much smaller and less economically important, who cares about us?