February 21st, 2005

Sullivan on the Larry Summers Pseudoscandal

Larry Summers, president of Harvard University, gave a talk about the under-representation of women in top positions of the exact sciences, suggesting that there is, in fact, a biological ground to male majority at the very top of achievement in exact science. A great uproar, from both academics and laypersons, ensued. Andrew Sullivan eloquently explains why Summers should be appreciated, and what his critics are doing wrong.
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