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Mirandaceleste, in answer to your original question, I'd recommend looking at all of the organizations that have run conferences or other meetings where the list of speakers is primarily or entirely male any time in the last 10 years. Many, perhaps all of those organizations have learned at least to some degree how to be more inclusive with respect to gender, but for the most part only did so because prominent speakers and other voices in the community told them to do so. I doubt very much that shifting the gender of the speakers' rosters has made everything else just fine, but it is a step in the correct direction. The point is, that an organization clueless enough to not pay attention to gender balance in speakers lists, as well as in other ways such as among the organizations top staff, etc. is probably a place where the behaviors being referred to here will thrive.

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Mon, 21 May 2012 19:12:31 UTC | #942644

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I agree with Dawkins that Climbing Mount Improbable is a better book in certain ways than The Bling Watchmaker. I have assigned both (at different times) in classes, and while I can't say that students liked one over the other, CMI was easier to teach off of, and fit more closely both as an analog and a complement to what I was teaching.

I do not know what Larry's problem with CMI might be, but Larry is a bit of an anti-adaptationist non-Darwinist, so there is probably a potential scuffle there.

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:57:00 UTC | #205735

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