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Anthony Jaeger

Primary School Teacher, NSW Department of Education and Communications

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Sexism in Ian McGilchrist's talk The Divided Brain.

Throughout McGilchrist's animated talk, himself and RSA animate consistenly use pictures of men to demonstrate the scientific evidence about the brain. There are no female images, faces or bodies drawn for a centerpiece of discussion. Only MALE images are drawn. Surely this makes the scientific evidence less credible or at least questionable. McGhilchrist has demonstrated a gendered leaning towards men as the superior sex.

I wonder how all of the female sex feel about this? And the male sex?

I thought McGilchrist's talk was very interesting, but the lack of insight and leadership involving the widely repressed sex is much more interesting.

This brings Gilchrist's ethical and scientific judgement into question.

Think! Now. Tell me what you just thought :).


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    Oct 28 2011: Oh do not be silly, my friend. I am a female and I am fine with it. You know, there's a MALE in feMALE. So, I do believe that male is also a representative of females around the world. There is slightly null of sexism in today's world. Everything is changing. The girls are running the world, is it a sexism? No. It is a fact. Don't get jealous. Click this link:

    A graph of percentage in share of total employment, 1979-2007: http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/employment-chart-gray.jpg from the article: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/159/indian-engineers-education
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      Oct 29 2011: It's this inane thinking that causes women's medical treatments to lag.

      How many untrained people realize that the symptoms of a heart attack are perceived differently by women than by men? If you wait for a woman to clutch her left arm before calling 911, she'll be dead before you clue in.

      There are massive differences between the sexes, though the variance within a sex can be greater than that between depending on the topic. Over-simplifying in either direction is a sign of a limited mind.
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        Oct 29 2011: QUOTE: "Over-simplifying in either direction is a sign of a limited mind."

        I think you may be oversimplifying.

        [Thank you, I'll be here 'til Thursday.]
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          Oct 29 2011: And the battle of sexes begin. I think it would be nice if things stay simple, but indeed it means living in fantasy since reality is a complex world.

          I do wish I could just escape to another planet and start off with strategies which solely involve peace where in it exists no economic recession, capitalism, political superiority complex and many other unsolved problems. With better lucks, hoping that it would someday be possible. Don't we all wish for better lives?

          Just felt like sharing these thoughts.
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          Oct 30 2011: So, over-simplifying is the result of complex thinking?
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        Oct 29 2011: Hi Gloria,

        If it comes down to a battle of the sexes, don't worry, I'll surrender.

        It is the only reasonable course of action I could take.
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        Oct 30 2011: QUOTE: "So, over-simplifying is the result of complex thinking?"



        Which reminds me:

        Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Godel and Noam Chomsky walk into a bar.

        Heisenberg looks around the bar and says, "Because there are three of us and because this is a bar, it must be a joke. But the question remains, is it funny or not?"

        And Godel thinks for a moment and says, "Well, because we're inside the joke, we can't tell whether it's funny. We'd have to be outside looking at it."

        And Chomsky looks at both of them and says, "Of course it's funny. You're just telling it wrong."
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      Nov 2 2011: Anthony,

      I tried it, but the joke just won't work if we change the names to Betty, Margret and Sheila.

      [Seriously, dude, let's really think about this; you may be stretching things a bit thin.]

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