Thursday 14 July 2005

Moments like this, it’s better to be Fred

PZ Myers highlights a letter to Nature that suggests that women scientists need to have about 2.5 times (250% if you like your numbers big and round) more impact as measured by number of publications and prestige of publication as male scientists to get evaluated as equally competant. (At least, in the middle of cohort, but it’s not so much better at the top: you’ll just outrank the bottom cohort of men.)

That number is amazing. And, well, frightening.

Planescape: Torment

I used to own this game, and now I want to finish it and I do not seem to own it any longer. C’mon, I recently gave away a film camera I’d kept unused for something close to ten years. How can this game have disappeared from my messy pile of game boxes?