Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Physics, Religion and Gender

This may be old news to some of you, but I recently stumbled onto this interesting podcast about Margaret Wertheim's 1997 book Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars. Her central premise is that physics has been linked to religion since Pythagoras' time in ancient Greece, and the historical exclusion of women from physics has a similar basis as the exclusion of women from the priesthood. Very interesting!

Read the transcript or listen to the program.

Also check out the interview with Wertheim at Inkling Magazine for more about her recent projects.

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