Does Summers Deserve An Apology?

, Bob Parks, Leave a comment

Don’t hold your breath.

First of all, I don’t believe in apologies in the world of politics. Apologies tend to be demanded to humiliate and if you think about, anyone can apologize just to make someone shut up and not really mean it.

Harvard president Larry Summers got in hot water when he publicly stated that there were “innate” differences between all the sexes that keep some women from reaching higher levels in the sciences. But unless Summers was a blithering idiot, he wouldn’t have made such a statement guaranteed to rile rabid college women’s studies holdovers lest he have some info to back it up. Apparently, he did.

“Among people who do the research, it’s not so controversial. There are lots and lots of studies that show that mens’ and womens’ brains are different.”
—Richard J. Haier, Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics Department, UCLA Medical School

One would think professors who claim to invite critical thinking of issues would be open to investigating some of these studies. However, true to form, liberal professors are some of the most intolerant people on college campii and the very hysterical responses that ensued were typical and laughable, complete with one female MIT professor claiming to feeling ill and close to fainting after hearing Summers’ remarks.

“I think it’s an outrage that certain questions – that real, important questions – can’t be raised in an academic atmosphere, that research that’s well-known can’t be presented without some sort of hysterical response.”
—Linda S. Gottfredson, a psychologist at the University of Delaware

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Betcha’ Gottfredson is going to get a few dirty looks in the faculty lounge…

Bob Parks is a former congressional candidate, ex-Navy, single dad, graphic designer, life-long New England Patriots fan, and member/writer for the National Advisory Council of Project 21.