Rating Mixture About this rating What's True The core concept for FedEx's system of routing packages through a central hub was first expressed in a term paper penned by that company's founder while he was a college student. What's False The concept was not decried as unworkable or fool-headed by the professor who marked the paper, nor was the paper given a failing grade. Origin Especially prized in the realm of business lore are stories about well-known companies or concepts deemed unworkable by those supposedly in the know, yet their founders or originators forged on with those innovative plans despite the criticism they attracted and used them to establish wildly successful business entities.
The Greater Male Variability Hypothesis, first proposed by Charles Darwin, suggests that there are more men than women at both the bottom and the very top of the distribution for intelligence scores.
More men than woman are Nobel Prize winners and chess grand champions, and more men than women are homeless, unemployed, and in prison.
Men as a group express greater variability in aptitude and ability. This difference, of course, need not be innate—it could be the case that social custom and pressure has punished women for falling anywhere outside the norm. The paper was accepted, though the topic is controversial: Larry Summers resigned as president of Harvard University in part due to criticism he received for broaching the subject of variability at an academic conference.
As might have been anticipated, the paper was poorly received by feminist scholars. Hill's co-author, His paper Tabachnikov, His paper strident opposition at Penn State, where he is employed as a professor of mathematics.
At a faculty meeting the week before, the Department Head had explained that sometimes values such as academic freedom and free speech come into conflict with other values to which Penn State was committed.
A female colleague had then instructed Sergei that he needed to admit and fight bias, adding that the belief that "women have a lesser chance to succeed in mathematics at the very top end is bias.
The National Science Foundation eventually wrote to Tabachnikov asking him remove from the paper any acknowledgment that the NSF had helped to fund the research. This was done, according to Hill, after two Penn State academics—the chair of the climate and diversity committee, and the associate head for diversity and equity—had warned the NSF that the paper promotes ideas "detrimental to the advancement of women in science, and at odds with the values of the NSF.
According to its editor-in-chief, publishing Hill and Tabachnikov's work would create a "very real possibility that the right-wing media may pick this up and hype it internationally.
Hill accepted, and the article was published. Three days later, however, the paper had vanished. I pointed out that if the deletion were permanent, it would leave me in an impossible position.
I would not be able to republish anywhere else because I would be unable to sign a copyright form declaring that it had not already been published elsewhere. Steinberger replied later that day. Half his board, he explained unhappily, had told him that unless he pulled the article, they would all resign and "harass the journal" he had founded 25 years earlier "until it died.
He received a response that in the administration's view, Wilkinson had merely been exercising her own academic freedom in urging the journals not to publish the paper: A reasonable inference is that I was the one interfering in their academic freedom and not vice versa. My quarrel, the vice-provost concluded, was with the editors-in-chief who had spiked my papers, decisions for which the University of Chicago bore no responsibility.
At the Free Speech University, it turns out, talk is cheap. I can respect the University of Chicago's position, and I would not want the administration to punish a professor for denouncing research she finds problematic.
I'm much more troubled by the actions of the journal editors, who seem to have acquiesced to activists' demands to kill a paper—not because its conclusions were faulty but because broaching the subject is forbidden.
The journal should either stand by the material or retract it after an investigation. Opting to simply make it disappear is a terrible move. Indeed, Pinker fretted on Twitter that the left's behavior in this matter would vindicate right-wing paranoia about P.The paper, which has the largest daily circulation in the state, is berating the longest-serving Senate Republican in history.
The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board has launched what may be a. Yesterday was mostly a nightmare, but at least President Trump gave us this small gift of allowing himself to be filmed climbing the stairs of Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe.
Trump with Toilet Paper Stuck on His Shoe October 5, at pm EST By Taegan Goddard Leave a Comment It’s not every day the President of the United States is seen boarding Air Force One with with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of his shoe.
Colorful Paper Plate Dinosaurs for Kids The other afternoon our house was filled with four extra kids and a lot of energy. Four of the younger kids begged for an art project to do, so we pulled out our new Fiddle and Doodle Markers and decorated paper plates.
Background Evidence-based medicine is valuable to the extent that the evidence base is complete and unbiased. Selective publication of clinical trials — and the outcomes within those trials. by Gregor Mendel. Read at the meetings of February 8th, and March 8th, Gärtner especially in his work Die Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreiche, has recorded very valuable observations; and quite recently Wichura published the results of some profound investigations into the hybrids of the Willow.
The paper now presented records the.