Heh. Or how's this for you: Faced with the Contact scenario choice--
send a man or a woman to First Contact, which would you choose?
(I'd lean toward man, to avoid giving them a look at the female
reproductive system--assuming they didn't know where we came from.)
Religious or nonreligious?
(I'd send nonreligious, every time; wouldn't want irrational
beliefs/destruction of same coloring judgement or actions.)
On the other hand, women tend to be more interested in true
understanding and less inclined to macho sh*theadedness...
On 29 Jan 2001, at 20:54, Spike Jones wrote:
> Who recalls the name of the sci-fi writer who was asked if
> women should be allowed to be astronauts? He replied
> that all astronauts should be women, since they have a
> higher intelligence to weight ratio.
> The response drew a laugh from the audience, but the
> point is extremely valid, and would make a compelling
> case for a mission where weight really counts. spike
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