There’s been a lot of fuss ’round here this week about the fact that The Scientist magazine picked five male science bloggers to identify their favorite science blogs, and what that says about the ways that women are excluded from the conversation even when they’re not badly under-represented (which they are).
That’s got people thinking about women in science in general, which is always a good thing in my opinion. PZ Myers reports that he asked his students to name a woman scientist and that many left the question blank.
Who would you name?
Who is the first woman scientist who comes to mind?
Do you have a “favorite” woman scientist?
I’ll post my answers in the comments this weekend.
This also reminds me of a question I’ve always enjoyed asking people. It goes like this “We used to have the Susan B. Anthony dollar, and now we have the Sacajawea dollar coin. These are the only women who have appeared on US currency. If you were in charge of choosing the next woman to be depicted on a coin or bill, who would you choose?”
Feel free to answer that one too.