The following is a proof developed by a number of economists at Harvard. It is a proof of the inability of women to understand technologically complex problems, math, engineering, that sort of thing. it is claimed that it almost always works.
Now, I’m not saying that Larry Summers was party to this proof, or even in the room at the time. I’m. Not. Saying. That.
Well, he was in the room. Not that that means anything.
Anyway, on to the proof.
Find a female, any available female, and give her the following information:
1: The speed of sound is approximately 720 miles per hour.
2: The speed of light is 670,616,629 miles per hour. A LOT faster.
3: People’s TV’s, in their homes, are all different distances from any given TV broadcasting station. Yet, the picture and sound coming out of your TV are almost always perfectly synced.
Now, look the subject female in the eye and ask the following question:
4: The female will be unable to provide a rational explanation for this phenomenon.
Good luck with Teh Economy, Larry…..
…. I’m just sayin’ …
“In the room” in the sense that this proof, and similar talk, was the rhetoric de jour in those days prior to Summer’s temporary departure from the Mother Ship. When I heard about his remarks at a later time, when he served as President of Harvard, the only thing that surprized me was that people were surprized.