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Comment: Re:And in other news (Score 1) 271

by narcc (#49762585) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

Because higher levels of testosterone influence the brain to optimize for things that are good for doing science.

We call that "pseudoscience" where I come from. In this specific instance, because you're wrapping a belief in the trappings of science to lend the claim credibility without the benefit of actual scientific inquiry. You might as well claim that your healing crystals work because they've been exposed to tachyon energy.

How do these studies explain why so many gay men go into hairdressing and fashion design ? Because society pushed them ?

To my knowledge, that has not been addressed. I am also unaware of any study that establishes a propensity in gay men to become hairdressers and fashion designers.

Your bias is showing...

Comment: Re:And in other news (Score 0, Flamebait) 271

by narcc (#49762427) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

Far more men than women are interested in joining the sciences as a career.

That's not terribly interesting. The question you should be asking now is "why".

Fortunately, we have zillions of studies that indicate it's a social, not a biological, consequence. Whether we should work to redress that imbalance is an ethical question. You're free to fall on either side, though I'm not sure you'd be as comfortable with "erecting artificial barriers to repress a particular people group is okay" as you clearly are with "girls just don't like science because biology".

Comment: Science is Anti-Family (Score 2) 271

by Tablizer (#49762277) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

Amen! Science is a difficult profession with a long and winding road until you get a stable career, and no guarantees even after boatloads of education. You often have to be willing to sacrifice a family and personal life early on to make coin in the profession.

Women tend to value family life and family issues more than men. I won't put a value judgement on that preference here, but the practical side is that science is NOT a family-oriented line of work.

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