Overcoming assumptions when it comes to gender and capabilities is the key to a successful society.
- It's important to realize the implicit biases we carry regarding gender.
- In school settings, women are less likely to be encouraged to pursue careers in STEM fields because it's assumed that men have greater math skills. This simply isn't true.
- In the interest of a successful society, everyone should be allowed to pursue work based on their interests and skills.
Math trauma can follow people beyond grade school to harm their prospects well into adulthood.
- As much as 17 percent of the American population may suffer from math trauma.
- Math trauma prevents people from engaging in financial activities and may harm their career prospects.
- Experts agree that developing growth mindsets in students is critical to prevent further harm.
Eric Weinstein says that we need to rethink the current scientific model to allow for more dreaming.
- On his new podcast, The Portal, Eric Weinstein argues the scientific method strangles ingenuity by fostering groupthink over imagination.
- He quotes Jim Watson: "In order to make great advances, we need to be irresponsible."
- Working out errors in public will prove more valuable than defaulting to consensus.
"It is almost impossible to put into words the difference that Alan Turing made to society."
- The late British mathematician and theoretical computer scientist Alan Turing will appear on Britain's 50-pound note starting in 2021.
- Turing is best known for helping to crack the Nazis' Enigma machine, a feat that's estimated to have cut World War II short by two years.
- The British government, which chemically castrated Turing in 1952 for "homosexual acts," officially apologized to Turing in 2009.
It's far earlier than most teams currently do.
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- A 2018 study used data from the 2015–2016 NHL season to conduct an analysis on the advantages of pulling the goalie.
- The results suggest the optimal time to be about three times earlier than convention calls for.
- The authors believe the results have implications in areas outside of hockey, such as investing.