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  •  sigh (none)
    We've been over this a million times.  What Summers said was that men have greater variability in scientific ability.  So there are more genius men than genius women, but there are also more idiot men than idiot women.  He did not say that on average men are smarter than women.

    From your description this study doesn't refute that statement at all.  Nevertheless, I'll take a look at it and get back to you.  

    A gaffe in Washington is when you tell the truth and people act surprised.

    by hotshotxi on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 07:30:04 AM PDT

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    •  There are more (none)
      genius women than men?

      So all acacdemics in the sciences are geniuses?

      No kidding? Pleaase. We have been over this and you don't want to deal with the import of his statements.

      They mean what they mean.

      The SCOTUS is Extraordinary.

      by Armando on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 07:32:32 AM PDT

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    •  I just reread the excerpts now, (none)
      and if you are correct, then there would be no difference between #2 and #3.  I at least give summers more credit than to repackage the same point as two different points.

      Q:"You've called Bush a loser." A:"And a liar." Q:"You apologized for the loser comment." A:"But never for the liar, have I?" - Rolling Stone with Harry Reid

      by alivingston on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 07:50:07 AM PDT

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      •  Why???? (none)
        I at least give summers more credit than to repackage the same point as two different points.

        Why would you grant him this "credit"?  Repackaging the same point as two different points (as 14 different articles) is the hallmark of academic publishing, and thus academic success.  Its also the mark of a successful politician.  Summers is both.  Odds are that he's most likely to have only one idea a life time and to try and build a career around that.

        In a democratic society some are guilty, but all are responsible. -Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

        by a gilas girl on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 08:55:17 AM PDT

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    •  sorry, meant my comment (none)
      for hadnot.

      Q:"You've called Bush a loser." A:"And a liar." Q:"You apologized for the loser comment." A:"But never for the liar, have I?" - Rolling Stone with Harry Reid

      by alivingston on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 07:52:23 AM PDT

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    •  You're right. In this instance, Armando's wrong. (none)
      For proof please see this comment.

      f/k/a one of the people "`Our country, right or wrong!' . . . when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." (Sen. Carl Schurz)

      by another American on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 12:23:19 PM PDT

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