Re: Boatbuilding and Stereotypes
> Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 19:01:43 -0500This is true. It's the speculation about the cause that raised my ire,
> From: Patrick Crockett <pcrockett@...>
> Subject: Re: Boatbuilding and Stereotypes
> I'ma statistician by trade -- when I speak of differences between
> men's and women's levels of interest in boatbuilding, I am not at all
> suggesting that no women are interested in building, just that
> significantly more men are interested than women. Enough more to
> suggest that the difference is not due to chance, but rather has some
not the underlying differing distributions of interest.
> A quick headcount of the builders represented at the Mid-AtlanticI can tell you specialize more in the statistical analysis than in
> Small Craft Festival a few years ago yielded (if memory serves) about
> a half dozen boats built by women and over 140 built by men. At a
> minimum, the stereotype still seems to hold for folks not attending
> boat-building schools.
sampling! Surely there is a way to ascertain the relative numbers,
somehow. I mean, one that doesn't cost a *lot* of money.
> The women you see at boatbuilding schools are notable for their rarity.Like a flower blooming in wintertime . . .
> ...and brilliance.
Chris Crandall crandall@... (785) 864-4131
Department of Psychology University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045
I have data convincingly disconfirming the Duhem-Quine hypothesis.
- Thanks for the insight ... it is good of you to share you innermost feelings
with us epoxy besmirched reprobates. PS - don't let my wife know we've bonded
like this. :<)
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> I have data convincingly disconfirming the Duhem-Quine hypothesis.Yesterday, NY Times, Science section. Subject: Hormone replacement
therapy. Data: HRT is not a good thing. Conclusion: "The data was for
old women; you have to start younger."
Yes, Dr. Duhem. Yes, Dr. Quine.
- For music in the shop the stereo type I used was an el-cheapo, garage sale
ghetto blaster until it died. Now I've got a new el-cheapo ghetto blaster
on the way that'll play CDs and even MP3s. :o) I figure it doesn't make
sense to put a fancy stereo system in the shop with all the sawdust...
I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it
worse. <Brendan Behan>
- ...or, in the immortal words of Ben Johnson " I didn't take no stereo".
On 1-Feb-06, at 10:21 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
> For music in the shop the stereo type I used was an el-cheapo, garage
> ghetto blaster until it died. Now I've got a new el-cheapo ghetto
> on the way that'll play CDs and even MP3s. :o) I figure it doesn't make
> sense to put a fancy stereo system in the shop with all the sawdust...