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    I asked you to apologize, which you didn't

    and then you went on to bizarrely accuse me of

    You are wrong on so many levels. (0+ / 0-)
    Misogyny is commonplace in the world, and especially in math and science.  (I never said it wasn't)

    Secondly (there was no firstly) you are so quick to forgive the men, yes men, who wrote in and castigated her in the most hateful terms, telling her that she was wrong, not unclear, but flat wrong. (I never brought them up at all, or their gender.  That's all you.) If she had been a man the writers would have confirmed the correctness of her ultimate answer and they would have offered better explanations than his.  That is how gentlemen behave, but gentlemen, unfortunately do not behave like gentlemen when it comes to admitting that a woman, a WOMAN for god's sakes, is smarter than they. (And for fun you finish off with a broad stereotype, bravo!)

    And the rest is you going off without ever getting to the main point, the thing I find interesting: the difference between a statistical problem and a problem of information theory.

    We could discuss sexism in the maths and sciences.  It could be a healthy debate.  My background in feminist anthropology might have informed you, and as an anthrolopologist I would have been interested in your observations as a woman in that world.  But alas, you chose an enemy, and made one.

    This sig line was taken by the Rapture.

    by Maimonides on Tue May 05, 2009 at 08:48:14 AM PDT

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