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A.Ferszt a.ferszt at nospam.ic.ac.uk
Thu Oct 15 20:50:11 EST 1998


Patrick J. Maher wrote:
> 
> > I did not realize that "a.ferszt" denoted the
> > > feminine gender.
> >
> > No reason why you should...but you did have a 50% chance of getting it
> > right.
> >
> > AF
> 
> Not necessarily, is the male : female ratio of the science community
> really 1 to 1?
> Or to be more correct, is the M:F ratio of posting members of this
> newsgroup 1 to 1?
> 
> Patrick

That isn't exactly the point...given an unfamiliar name or initials
only, there is a 50% chance of getting the owner's gender correct.
No idea what the gender ratios are for the various sciences or this
newsgroup.



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