Summers Storm and Harvard Hysterics

Two interesting Op-Eds (the first by Ruth Marcus from last Saturday and the second by George Will today) over on the Washington Post website. They are about Harvard University President Larry Summers’s comments on gender differences, which have raised such a stink in academia.

But the op-eds are about much more than Summers’s comments; they are also commentaries on the intellectual close-mindedness pervasive on college campuses today. (Because God forbid we discuss the scientific possibility that the verified physiological differences between men and women extend to the brain!)

Read the articles, they’re both very good and jive very well with my opinions on this matter.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.