[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

Ruchira Mathur wetair at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 23:39:53 BST 2021


I'm honored by your full use of my name. 🙄

Interesting articles. I've encountered their like before and I suppose I
thought of them as pop science with a little kernel of truth.

And I am, I am, but I don't think you are.


On Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 3:50 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> I once found it shocking how little people knew about basic psychology -
> the kind of knowledge you get from picking up a textbook for a 101 college
> course.  I don't find it shocking any longer.
>
>
> http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/comm/haselton/unify_uploads/files/Gildersleeve%20et%20al.%20meta-analysis%20in%20press%20Psych%20Bull%20PROOFS%202.23.14.pdf
>
> https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272697#Evolutionary-adaptation
>
> I also used to find it shocking that people would adopt positions, in
> online discussions, that a moment or two of using a search engine would
> refute - such as that there were no people, or no professionals, or no
> particular-type-of-scientists, arguing in favor of a hypothesis.  Certainly
> anyone could make a mistake in a moment, but surely people would at least
> take a moment to check very strong assertions, or would want to avoid a
> claim that could be trivially refuted?  I'm not shocked any more, and I
> don't expect that any more.
>
> We don't inhabit the same worlds, Ruchira Mathur.  You are absolutely
> right.
>
> Matt "try visiting reality, once in a while" G.
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