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Science: It’s a PEOPLE thing

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I’m sure by now most of you have seen the “Science: it’s a GIRL THING” initiative.

I was going to comment on it last week, but so many people voiced my same objections that I decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. But then I got in an argument this week and well…here we are.

So I’m over at Neurotic Physiology today talking about science. Because science isn’t a girl thing, or a boy thing. Science is a people thing. Head over and check it out.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. bucketofsquid 9:59 am 06/29/2012

    While on one level I find the “it’s a girl thing” annoying, the simple fact that science tends to still be dominated by men is unfortunate. Men and women have different brain development and that tends to lead to different perspectives. Different perspectives can lead to major breakthroughs.

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