Re: PSYCH: Women and Math

From: Ifrit (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 17:45:50 MST

On Sat, 24 Feb 2001, scerir wrote:

> > There is a common belief that females are less
> > mathematically capable than males.

"In mathematics, of the 1,085 recipients of Ph.D.'s in 1999 in the United
States, only 10 were black, and only six of the black Ph.D.'s were women."

means what percentage of black Ph.D. candidates in Math were
women? Generally 60% is considered a majority not a minority...wonder
what they were trying to get at here? The less than 1% black candidates
strikes me as odd though. Is there any known genetic advantage caucasians
have in mathematical/logic fields?


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