Harvard has posted the full transcript of Lawrence Summers's talk on "diversifying" the math/science workforce.
How did a guy with the PC tolerance threshold of AEI's Charles Murray rise to the helm of Harvard University? This witch hunt has been a long time coming, I'd imagine.
UPDATE: Friday's NY Times has an article on the grave situation at Harvard -- the "linger[ing] furor," as the Times matter-of-factly reports. But where all the jilted female academics tendering their resignations? Where are the Harvard students marching in the streets and holding sit-ins? We saw more outrage at Columbia last year when The Fed printed that stupid cartoon.
Okay, so maybe 99% of Harvard affiliates were not grossly offended by Summers' speculation that men and women are different. But lo, the Times quotes, like, two people who were -- Cornel West (fired by Summers) and some other guy:
"What bothers me is the consistent assumption that innate differences rather than socialization is responsible for some of the issues he talks about," said Howard Georgi, a physics professor who has been part of a successful effort in Harvard's physics department to recruit more women for tenured positions.
"It's crazy to think that it's an innate difference," Professor Georgi added. "It's socialization. We've trained young women to be average. We've trained young men to be adventurous."
Whoa, Mr. Physics! Larry Summers didn't assume anything. In fact, he listed and carefully described three distinct possibilities for why men outnumber women in science and engineering.
It's crazy to think that an Ivy-League physics professor would shut himself off to fact-based analysis like this. And if he's so interested in boosting the raw number of physics professors with girly parts, why doesn't he hand over his job to the first female who applies?