Scientists evaluate the work of other scientists by how well it describes and explains reality. Creationists evaluate it by how well it conforms to scripture. Today we have yet another perspective — gender. Yes, we’re just as surprised as you are.
We discovered the issue in USA Today. Their headline is Where the ladies at? All the Nobel Prizes went to men this year.
Gasp! Can that be true? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Many expressed outrage on social media Thursday that not one of the Nobel Prizes recipients are women this year. Hey, where the ladies at?
Yeah — what’s going on here? We’re told:
The 2016 recipients mark the first time in several years that not one of those honored has been a woman. In 2015, two of the winners were women, and in 2014, two women, including Malala Yousafzai, who is the youngest person to win, were awarded the honor.
Wikipedia has an article titled List of female Nobel laureates. It says:
As of 2015, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 822 men, 48 women, and 26 organizations. Sixteen women have won the Nobel Peace Prize, fourteen have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, twelve have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, four have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, two have won the Nobel Prize in Physics and one, Elinor Ostrom, has won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Those 48 women are only about 5% of the prizes awarded to individuals, which is suspicious enough, but when we look closer we see that only 6 women have won prizes in Chemistry or Physics. The other females won their prizes for things like Literature and Peace. Okay, back to USA Today:
Over the course of the week, the official Twitter feed for the Nobel Prize tweeted about women who were honored in the past, but many also pointed out that the majority of winners have been men.
That’s all they say. The rest of their “article” is just copies of Twitter stuff.
This could be a big issue, dear reader. Really big. There are probably more women than creationists in the population. What if women joined forces with creationists and formed a gigantic anti-science movement? It could happen! Imagine being picketed by screaming activists from the Bible & Bra Coalition. Stories like this one in USA Today may be the beginning.
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