Friday, January 21, 2005

Summers End

Tom Maguire has a good post on the sad end to Larry Summers's attempt to open a discussion.

1 comment:

Bizarro Jack said...

I'm a little irritated that I didn't see any further information about the research that Summers alluded to. While I am about as feminist as any man can be, my mind, scientifically, is open to see evidence where it exists. Assuming that the experiment hoped to have any credibility, it would have made efforts to eliminate a um, cultural influence upon the results and I'm curious how that could be done. Regardless, the research is ambitious, and I am curious to see how it is executed.

It would be rude to suggest that Summers should shut his mouth because he doesn't know what he's talking about, considering the number of people who have probably seen no more of this issue than I have, It may be quite reasonable to encourage him to be silent because the net effect is that no one else knows what he is talking about.