managing people -experience the key
ravena at cco.caltech.edu
Thu Feb 1 13:49:13 EST 1996
In article <3107A92F.5A7 at qm.salk.edu>,
SLForsburg <susan_forsburg at qm.salk.edu> wrote:
>Did anyone see the new SCIENCE reporting on a study of
>women scientists? Amongst the other interesting facts was the
>observation that 70% of men, but only 50% of women, think they
>are above average, and that women scientists are more likely
The way the men think is like Garrison Keillor's assertion about the
small town where "all the children are above average." How can 70%
of anything be "above average?" Here's an example of where the women
are right and where their way of looking at things is more accurate
than the men's. Is it "bad" because women think this way? Or are the
men indulging in a little egotistical wishful thinking?
As has been pointed out, half of all doctors graduated in the bottom
half of their medical school class.
It would follow that half of all scientists are "below average."
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