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So many achievers

Posted by walkinginthepark on Tuesday, July 14 2020 at 11:58:44AM
In reply to Equality or inequality - pick one. posted by manbot on Monday, July 13 2020 at 10:52:24AM

Actually there are lists of great scientists down the years which is even more remarkable when you consider most were denied the right to work in professional roles and the small number who did were denied credit for their achievements. And yet they've pioneered so many fields which is remarkable.

Marie Curie - Nobel prize winner who discovering radioactivity
Ada Lovelace - first computer programmer
Chien-Shiung Wu - Confirmed Enrico Fermi’s theory of radioactive beta decay and created the “Wu experiment,” which overturned the theory of parity in physics.
Katherine Johnson calculated orbital mechanics for sending the first Americans into space
Rosalind Franklin revolutionary work in discovering the double helix structure of DNA.
Vera Rubin discovered the existence of dark matter,
lossie Wong-Staal first scientist to clone HIV and create a map of its genes
Jennifer Doudna was one of the primary developers of CRISPR, a ground-breaking technology for editing genomes which promises to end disease.
Caroline Herschel discovered 14 new nebulas, eight comets and added 561 new stars to Flamsteeds Atlas. William Herschel got much of the praise at the time but he depended a lot on Caroline.

Mary Anning, Lise Meitner, Barbara McClintock, Dorothy Hodgkin, Grace Hopper and so many others. Pioneers of math, science and technology. Today women are welcomed to contribute and so their contributions today are even higher.

In my experience women want equal rights more than special rights whether in the armed forces or the office. They've earned it for sure and the world is far richer for it. Indeed I haven't seen any women campaigning to enslave or rape men which perhaps indicates the female gender as more advanced socially.a

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