Re: PSYCH: Women and Math

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 21:55:32 MST

From: "Brian D Williams" <>
> Hypacia the former head of the great library of Alexandria could
> probably easily hold her own with both Socrates and Descartes, and
> was a knockout to boot.

Both Socrates and Descartes would perhaps prefer Hypacia to hold her own,
since they had better things to think about than holding her own. τΏτ
I don't suppose Hypacia was asked to hold her own hemlock.

> The Buddha would be very pleased with Charlotte Joko Beck of the
> San Diego Zen center.

I've heard that Buddha originally excluded females from his meditation
camps, and that he predicted the inclusion of females would corrupt his
teaching and shorten the life of his community. He relented, and allowed
females to take sannyas only after his sister begged him to become a

> Hey, Descarte walks into a bar and the bartender asks him "What'll
> you have bub" and Descarte says " I don't know" and disappears.....

Reminds me of a Darwin quote:
"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that
man with all his noble qualities, still bears in his bodily
frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin."
 -- Charles Darwin


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind,
free will

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