17 January 2005

Planning ahead

Everyone knows it was the US that was responsible for the exinction of the dinosaurs. They could have stopped the asteroid but didn’t. Have they denied it? No. Have they shown any proof of their innocence? No. Why? Because IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE OIL!

Jay

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Proving your opponent's point

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The president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers, sparked an uproar at an academic conference Friday when he said that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers. Summers also questioned how much of a role discrimination plays in the dearth of female professors in science and engineering at elite universities.

Nancy Hopkins, a biologist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, walked out on Summers’ talk, saying later that if she hadn’t left, ”I would’ve either blacked out or thrown up.”

Yep, I’m sure walking out to avoid an overly emotional reaction was what every guy in the audience was thinking.

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