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Friday, February 25, 2005

New Study Full of Crow for Summers Critics; Finds Evidence Men, Women Both Use Their Brains But ... Differently

Captain's Quarters has a nifty post on a new study from researchers at the University of California at Irvine and the University of New Mexico that finds men and women have greatly disparate patterns of usage of the brain's componentry.

Men use much more of the brain's gray matter, which is used in processing information and is critical to doing operations such as mathematics, while women use vastly more of the brain's white matter, which enables things like multi-tasking and language, according to the study. Sounds very much like what Harvard President Laurence Summers is being roasted by PC Stalinists on the Harvard faculty for suggesting might be true, right?

Click on the headline above this posting to go to Captain's post, which includes links to the study, some of the statements of Summers'c critics and the exchange last week between NOW's Eleanor Smeal and Harvard Law's Alan Derschowitz on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country."

Tthat exchange ended with this telling observation by Derschowitz: "You will look like an absolute fool if he gets fired and it turns out to be right."