After reading a web page linked from Zosia's facebook account about the limited number of women in science (and specifically physics) I did some thinking yesterday. This is my thought: contrary to the popular conception, I do not think that some failure of equality or instruction is the cause of the bias in graduation rates of men and women in the sciences. Obviously, there will be some specific cases to the contrary where idiots have told their female students "physics is too hard for girls." However, I claim that the actual difference is one of opportunity --- and women have more opportunity than men.
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I'm apparently all about the video posts these days.
Be sure to look at this, proof that cars + ice + hills = disaster
In the vein of the most recent showing of the Feynman lectures, starting today at 1:00 PM, I just recently found out that last year there was a set of "American Scientist" stamps put out (shown below).
Pretty cool ... in a nerdy kinda way. However, if you don't like the above scientist choices, there was a set of unreleased alternatives ...
I just saw this video on a different blog and it amazes me so much that I'm going to force all of you to watch it. It really makes me think that some people are lucky not to be dead.