From: "KPJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Instead of testostrone making people interested in science,
> oestrogene could make people uninterested in science, thus
> making the males stand out as scientists.
By the same (silly) token, "oestrogene" could make people non-violent, thus
making the males stand out as violent. According to this twisted logic,
testosterone is not implicated in violent behavior nor in scientific acumen.
> One can thus postulate several possible explanations for the
> phenomenon of gender imbalance in "doing science".
With this kind of cockamamie inversion, one can postulate just about anything,
including a demand for reparations for the involuntary servitude males
experience due to military conscription.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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