The Uncommon Man

August 03, 2005

Gender and Science - Pinker vs. Spelke

This past January, the president of Harvard University - Lawrence Summers - made a now famous comment about women and the sciences. He received a lot of negative criticism for this - rightfully. In April, Harvard's Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative held a debate on the public response to this incident. The debate is between Harvard University professor and author, Steven Pinker, and Harvard University professor, Elizabeth Spelke. The link below will connect you to the text of the debate as well as audio and video links. It is a long (so long that I haven't finished it yet) and very interesting. Well, worth your time.

Article: via Edge - The Science of Gender and Science

Posted by Russell at August 3, 2005 12:38 PM


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