Unbiased Science

A little gift for the naive amongst us who still believe the myth that science is unbiased.  This wonderful post from the equally wonderful Cordelia Fine about how the debate about sex differences in the brain is high-jacked by those who argue for innate differences between ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains.  As echidne nicely sums up, the criticism of those who argue that such differences are not, in fact, ‘innate’ at all, ‘[boils] down to the assumption that to have a null hypothesis of “no biological gender difference” is biased but to have as null hypothesis “a biological gender difference exists and most likely is to the advantage of men” is not biased but doing cold-blooded and unbiased science.

See?  You really can’t argue with biology; well, not if you’re female anyway.

No time to do a proper post, but read echidne’s and Fine’s posts…really, you won’t regret it!


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