I don’t know. I think we have this tendency to overrate our powers of reason, and underrate the lizard-brain. We have an even greater tendency to underrate the power of culture and socialization among the elite. (Cultural pathology is phrase reserved for the barbarian poor.)

The Persistence of Gender Bias by Ta-Nehisi Coates, aka A Genius

This is actually from a very short piece just passing on some topline results from a study on gender bias in the sciences, but this bit jumped out at me. If you’re not reading TNC regularly, you’re missing out.

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