Thursday, January 20, 2005

News Article To Read For The Week

I know you'd rather have your eyes clawed out by an enraged mountain lion than read a newspaper article but if you read one this week, read this one.

Don't Know Much About Algebra
By MAUREEN DOWD

Lawrence Summers, the president of Harvard, has been pilloried for suggesting that women may be biologically unsuited to succeed at mathematics.

He may have a point. Just look at Condoleezza Rice.

She's clearly a well-educated, intelligent woman, versed in Brahms and the Bolsheviks, who has just been rewarded for her loyalty with the most plum assignment in the second Bush cabinet.

Yet her math skills are woefully inadequate.

She can't do simple equations. She doesn't even know that X times zero equals zero. If you multiply 1,370 dead soldiers times zero weapons of mass destruction, that equals zero achievement for Ms. Rice, who helped the president and vice president bamboozle the country into war. (rest of article)

1 comment:

JCO said...

awsome article!