Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Third Horseman Of The Apocalypse Comes For Science

Science education in this country is over.

They're going to apply Title IX to science. You may remember Title IX as the gender-parity law that was supposed to enhance opportunities for women's sports, but ended up decimating men's sports instead. Well, there evidently aren't enough women in the sciences, so they're conducting Title IX investigations into science. Soon they'll require that science departments serve equal numbers of female students, which will mean that they will have to cut back departments like physics and engineering to half their current size.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: science is not the "world's oldest profession;" you should choose to go into it based on what's between your ears, not what's between your legs. But try telling that to the Third Horseman of the Apocalypse.