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Comment Re:What the hell? (Score 1) 529

Nothing in your post disagrees with what I said.

Two things, first you have to establish what discrimination means in a concrete way, and second you have to prove that Harvard is doing it. With regards to the first, the only statistically meaningful mechanism of measuring institutionalized discrimination is by looking for a difference between demographics of the institution's selection population, and the general population. With regards to point two, Harvard is obviously extremely discriminatory, but not to Asians.

Couple of more things:

  • There are more people applying than can possibly be admitted, the entire process of selecting applicants is designed to discriminate.
  • SAT scores are one of those means TO discriminate people.
  • You're assuming the ability to PAY for school doesn't factor in at all in the admissions of a private institution.

Comment Re:Gynocentric crappola (Score 4, Interesting) 213

It's funny, because if you go find their actual paper, they didn't measure testosterone at all. "In this paper we examine whether testosterone, which is associated with male dominance seeking and which we have proxied by male CEO age, is associated with M&A withdrawals, the use of tender offers, and bid initiation." Fucking ridiculous, I'm surprised this paper even got published.

Comment Re:RTFA. SRSLY. (Score 1) 213

From their actual paper's conclusion section: "In this paper we examine whether testosterone, which is associated with male dominance seeking and which we have proxied by male CEO age, is associated with M&A withdrawals, the use of tender offers, and bid initiation." No, they didn't sample anyone's testosterone. Go RTFA the real FA.

Comment Re:Testosterone? Really? (Score 3, Insightful) 213

From their actual paper's conclusion section: "In this paper we examine whether testosterone, which is associated with male dominance seeking and which we have proxied by male CEO age, is associated with M&A withdrawals, the use of tender offers, and bid initiation." Fucking ridiculous, I'm surprised this paper even got published. They didn't even sample anyone's testosterone.

Comment Re:Testosterone? Really? (Score 1) 213

I read the article. There is nothing written in this article to suggest that experience and testosterone were deconvolved suitably in their analysis. Do you have the actual paper, where they somehow account for age and wisdom? If they did not test *before* and *after* being giving people testosterone there is no basis for claiming their results were from testosterone and not wisdom. It's more likely their statistics are fubar than this is a good study.

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