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Could Summers Have a Point About Women in Science?

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Could Summers Have a Point About Women in Science?

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Could Summers Have a Point About Women in Science?

Could Summers Have a Point About Women in Science?

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Last Friday, Harvard University President Lawrence Summers suggested that innate differences between men and women might be one reason there are fewer women in the fields of science and engineering. More than 50 Harvard professors signed a letter protesting his statement, and alumnae have threatened to withhold donations. Summers has apologized, but commentator and psychological researcher Drew Westen says that apology might be unwarranted.

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