Thank you for the link . To add my 2 pence or cents, I think Summers's
comments were taken quite out of context--far out of context--, nor did
almost anyone concentrate on the original context surrounding them.
(However, I do not admire the man, finding his argument on why the
developed world ought to pollute the undeveloped world much worse than
the present fray.)
But the tea-storm which ensued was rather illustrative. There are, it
appears, whole panels devoted to studying the progression of academic
science careers. As someone who works with academic scientists, I am
amazed to find in an area that is richly funded by publicly and
privately, where most graduates are able to find some related and
relatively well-paid employment, that there are whole groups devoted to
studying how many PhDs in sciences proceed to tenure, etc.
When is the last time someone studied how many humanities PhDs even got
academic jobs, or related non-academic jobs, never mind tenure and
well-paid? And irrespective of male or female?
On Thursday, February 24, 2005, at 04:37 PM, Rickard A. Parker wrote:
> Nancy Gish wrote:
>> Even the arrogant stupidities of Lawrence Summers are not
>> forbidden, just stupid and arrogant. (yes, yes, he was being
>> provocative and academic, etc.,
> Have you actually read Summers' comments? For those interested the
> transcript is at
> Rick Parker