Re: virus:Logic

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 09:53:39 -0700 (PDT)

Brett, you're reading too much into things again.

-Prof. Tim

On Wed, 15 Oct 1997, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> Teach me Teach me...
> Marie
> Marie,
> Is this a sarcastic remark which I could assume (in any way) refers to the
> idea presented in another thread that girls in public schools sit at the
> back of the class and don't compete in an attempt to volunteer comments to
> ideas presented by the teacher? And if so, are you implying that the reason
> girls do not volunteer information is because the teachers are all
> prejudiced against girls and do not offer their insights equally to both the
> boys and girls...that somehow it is the teacher's fault if the girls do not
> volunteer information? Would you say that girls are not being taught
> because somehow they are inherently different from the boys and that their
> not volunteering information with the same enthusiasm as their male
> classmates is due to this difference (or are you saying that there is no
> difference but in the teacher's mind who perceives a difference where there
> is none and biases the information)? But wouldn't the self-fulfilling
> prophecy of teacher bias result in the behavior of a girl not volunteering
> information? And wouldn't that behavior, pragmatically, result in a
> difference between the boys and girls in a class? And isn't it really the
> behavior that we are talking about...that girls are not as enthusiastic in
> learning situations? So, it would seem that the only difference of opinion
> that you show in relation to the assertion that girls are not as aggressive
> at learning as boys are is that it is the teacher's fault. I suggest you
> stop yelling discrimination at every perceived wrong and take responsibility
> for your own differences.
> Brett
> Returning,
> rBERTS%n
> Rabble Sonnet Retort
> Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions.
> But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
> Bernard Baruch