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argument in an online debate2 , and an almost
 

Summary: argument in an online debate2
, and an almost
identical view was elaborated in a 2006 essay
by Peter Lawrence entitled `Men, Women and
Ghosts in Science'3
. Whereas Summers pref-
aced his statements by saying he was trying
to be provocative, Lawrence did not. Whereas
Summers talked about "different availability
of aptitude at the high end," Lawrence talked
about average aptitudes differing. Lawrence
argued that, even in a utopian world free of
bias, women would still be under-represented
in science because they are innately different
from men.
Lawrence draws from the work of Simon
Baron-Cohen4
in arguing that males are `on
average'biologicallypredisposedtosystematize,
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Source: Abagyan, Ruben - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego
Mahowald, Natalie - Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
White, Douglas R. - Anthropology Department, University of California, Irvine

 

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