Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Genetic Differences vs. Societal Influences: A Personal Story by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Hat tip to for posting a video from 2009 that highlights a story by Neil DeGrasse Tyson that was in response to a question about genetic differences in women possibly accounting for why so few women enter scientific fields.  His story about his journey to becoming a scientist illustrates his final point, which is that BEFORE scientists - and the rest of us - talk about genetic differences, we have to come up with a system where there's equal opportunity.

The Upworthy video doesn't play.  Here's a YouTube link that should start just before his comments, which begin in answer to a question at 1:01:48.

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