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Saturday, July 15, 2006

  Shuttle Lands Monday

When I look at the sky this coming monday, my faith in math and physics will fade, and I'll be left only with faith, and hope and will, and fear, and flashbacks.

Here's a couple thousand words more on this topic:









 

  The Gender Divide?

Ahhh, bias in the mainstream media in their endless search for creating news where none exists. The NYT is claiming there's a gender divide in American colleges - women now outnumber men in college by 58% to 42%.

OK - that statistic is valid and interesting. But the rest of the article is hogwash!

1) The article doesn't list the majors of the women getting the 4.0 averages. A 4.0 deans listing in english or psychology only sucks up tuition grants that would otherwise go to more useful studies.

2) The only males interviewed are football players!

If they had said that women were now flooding the calculus and engineering courses in search of a useful education, THAT would be an interesting trend (and I'd go back to college to finish my degree in a split second).

It's just the media trying to establish a trendy new meme "What are we going to do about the poor boys falling behind?"

"The Gender Divide" - Coming soon to TV reporting and low end publications like Newsweek and supermarket tabloids everywhere!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

  does being unable to grok satire disqualify you from being human?

And if so, would it be better that you hadn't been born?

If you are anti-abortion you really, really don't need someone like this on your side:

http://marchtogether.blogspot.com/2006/07/murder-without-conscience.html

and if you are pro-choice (and yea, I dislike that term, what's wrong with simply pro and anti?), well, click on the snarky comments on that blog's page. They were hysterical... they lit up my evening... gave me hope that there were at least 131 more intelligent people in this universe than I had thought previously. (at last count)
 
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