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To: puroresu

Gender differences in mental abilities -- and all group differences -- are just shifts in the bell curve. One of the top theoretical physicists in the world is a woman.

The Harvard problem really boils down to whether affirmative action should include lowering standards. This is not a new problem. Harvard started a quota system a century ago when it became obvious that the most qualified candidates for admission were Jewish. Harvard has quotas for nationalities, states and regions, children of graduates, and all sorts of things.

Now women are knocking at the door. They have a claim because quotas have been institutionalized for all kinds of groups.


495 posted on 01/04/2006 11:26:11 AM PST by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: js1138

#####Gender differences in mental abilities -- and all group differences -- are just shifts in the bell curve. One of the top theoretical physicists in the world is a woman.#####


So the differences aren't real?

BTW, since you mentioned the bell curve, there's a book by that title. It's scientific, but not likely to be mentioned in a public school by anyone who wants to keep his job.


499 posted on 01/04/2006 11:31:31 AM PST by puroresu (Conservatism is an observation; Liberalism is an ideology)
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