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Comment: Re:And in other news (Score 1) 289

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) 289

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: Re:python white space (Score 1) 409

by narcc (#49745537) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

Then I realized how easy it was to read other people programs.

I find it it frustrating. It's unnecessarily difficult to tell where various blocks begin and end, particularly when two or more nested blocks end together.

On top of that, the myth that python is inherently easy to read has lead to some ridiculously illegible python code. I cringe every time I need to deal with anything written in python.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory