Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

OhSojourner ohsojourner at
Sun Jul 21 16:08:44 EST 2002

[Correction and addition of links below.)

ohsojourner at (OhSojourner) wrote in message news:<ce660175.0207210645.959fcfa at>...

> Mr. Knight: the measure of success goes BEYOND merely having the
> ability to score well on a test. What the TIMSS test DOESN'T measure
> are *other* highly important factors such as: motivation, enthusiasm,
> discipline, willingness to work hard, ability to work well with
> people, interest in subject matter, ideas, inspiration, creativity,
> etc.
> You wrote:
> >Women got 4% of the patents last year, and my bet is that 95% of
>  those
> >SHOULD have gone to men.
> ...Apparently you feel you need to make guesses about even that 4%,
> that somehow even the majority of those 4% couldn't possibly have done
> it themselves. ...With of course, absolutely NO evidence other than
> your fallacious guesswork based on a test which does NOT take other
> factors into account such as insight, inspiration, and creativity. One
> can possess these attributes independent of a working knowledge of
> mathematices and physics, and I am assuming a patent is awarded to
> ORIGINAL inventions, correct? ...Original inventions that were
> original because someone was inspired with an IDEA, and that isn't
> something that can be easily measured by test-taking.
> >Dead wrong. John Knight
> Admittedly I came into the thread late, and did not read all the way
> back.  However, I think many of us here can remember this proposal you
> authored:
> ...and this one:

...Plus, according to what you wrote here, you seem to think that Nazi
Germany was good thing:
> Now certainly, it is an injustice to force affirmative action/ 50-50
> parity that excludes more capable and deserving individuals who happen
> to be men. However, it doesn't help your argument when the motive
> behind it seems to be one of overt sexism and bigotry.

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