Sex Differences and Science

Perverse Access Memory: Open Mouth, Insert Foot
Ginger talks about Lawrence Summers’ controversial (at best) comments about sex differences in the ability and aptitude for the hard sciences.
An article today in the New York Times by biologist Olivia Judson (who has written books on sex differences in nature) is far more intelligently thought out.
To quote her:
And though we may not be jackdaws either – men and women tend to look different, though even here there’s overlap – it’s obvious that where there are intellectual differences, they are so slight they cannot be prejudged.
As Ginger has said, what Summers said is irrelevant to the question at hand. Sociological problems (the Old Boys Club of science) have a far greater influence on women’s success in the sciences than any biological differences.