brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Hope Munro Smith hopems at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Jul 15 20:26:52 EST 2002


In article <Z3KY8.63949$P%6.4318651 at news2.west.cox.net>, "John Knight"
<johnknight at usa.com> wrote:

> "OhSojourner" <ohsojourner at aol.com> wrote in message
> news:ce660175.0207130541.5c9f2b70 at posting.google.com...
> 
> > FWIW, if women were not even allowed to attend college, then we would
> > not have had the contributions of those individuals who have indeed
> > contributed to society, Nobel Prize or not.  Here's an example for
> > you:
> >
> > http://www.drredwood.com/interviews/pert.html
> >
> > Candace Pert, Phd, was a grad student when she discovered the opiate
> > receptor, the cellular bonding site for endorphins.  This discovery
> > was a breakthrough in the way we understand the workings of the human
> > mind and behavior.  In fact, although it was she who made this
> > discovery, it was her male superior who took the credit (and the Nobel
> > Prize).  This is because scientific research work is often done in
> > teams, with the head of the team representing the whole, as well as
> > internal politics and so forth that affect the decision-making process
> > of who will be the recipient of the award.
> >
> 
> Why is it that when men win a Nobel Prize or get a patent on their own, it's
> ok to claim that men get most of the prizes and awards, but when a man let's
> a woman on his research team, it's all of a sudden the woman who "deserved"
> the award?
> 
> No wonder men don't want women around in the lab.
> 
>

Now where the heck are you getting THAT from?!



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