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@DieGesellschafterinLang@swiss.social
2024-01-20 07:04:23

Lesenswert:
Essay von Soziologin Eva Illouz
«Die #Linke hat ihre Leitwerte verraten»
tagesanzeiger.ch/essay-von-eva

@jgkoomey@mastodon.energy
2024-03-18 00:59:08

What We Can Learn from the Irish Famine Migrant Crisis | TIME time.com/6949581/irish-famine-

@jby@ecoevo.social
2024-03-19 17:28:58

"All evolutionary biologists know that variation itself is nature’s only irreducible essence." — Stephen Jay Gould
journalofethics.ama-assn.org/a

@Lucy@social.linux.pizza
2024-02-20 11:48:52

Interesting: newyorker.com/culture/the-week

@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-04-16 11:40:25

NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust (David Folkenflik/NPR)
npr.org/2024/04/16/1244962042/

@arXiv_csLO_bot@mastoxiv.page
2024-03-19 07:08:38

A Note on the Practice of Logical Inferentialism
Alexander V. Gheorghiu, Tao Gu, David J. Pym
arxiv.org/abs/2403.10546

@jgkoomey@mastodon.energy
2024-02-20 03:33:11

Biden will be the nominee, people need to make peace with that and get on with crushing the GOP. talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/n

@eglassman@hci.social
2024-04-16 08:36:16

A call for essays is always fun! 2024.splashcon.org/track/splas

@wmclark@publishing.social
2024-03-13 09:51:44

Literary Magazine Retracts Israeli Writer’s Essay as Staffers Quit nytimes.com/2024/03/12/arts/gu

@drahardja@sfba.social
2024-04-17 02:55:14

This is a devastating—and IMO devastatingly accurate—description of what happened at #Humane. A combination of hubris and VC-driven dynamics drove the team to launch a terrible product. The whole essay is worth a read, and every paragraph rings true.
“Oh the Humanity—Why You Can't Build Apple with Venture Capital”

@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-04-17 16:50:35

About 50 NPR staffers sign a letter to NPR leadership calling for a public rebuke of the "factual inaccuracies and elisions" in Uri Berliner's essay (Ben Mullin/@benmullin)
twitter.com/benmullin/status/1

@Tupp_ed@mastodon.ie
2024-03-16 09:04:26

In 2011, I did a short audio essay every day during the election campaign.
Here’s one I think contains a useful framework for understanding Irish political parties. It ends with a spectacularly bad prediction that FG wouldn’t be elected for a 2nd term.
ia804509.us.archive.org/4/item

@chrisnelder@mastodon.energy
2024-02-12 20:01:16

Fully 30 years ago, when I was starting my first internet publication, I was convinced that micro-payments (paying a small amount, like 25 cents, to read an article) was the future of digital journalism. After reading this excellent post-mortem on media

@Techmeme@techhub.social
2024-04-14 05:30:47

An analysis of 200M student papers submitted over the past year: ~11% of papers showed signs of AI help and ~3% of papers contained at least 80% AI writing (Pilita Clark/Financial Times)
t.co/jZtLPXWl08

@ErikUden@mastodon.de
2024-03-14 18:51:58

I still remember a Reddit comment from a teacher saying that she wouldn't know how to live with herself if she spent time grading an essay and figured out it was written by an AI.
This was during the early days of AI where something like this was new, unheard of and practically impossible for students (except for the very techy ones).
I sometimes sit back and think what that teacher is doing now. I think she also said she'd consider to stop teaching altogether if this oc…

@pavelasamsonov@mastodon.social
2024-02-15 17:51:44

Childhood is when you write an entire essay and you're still 400 words short of the word count
Adulthood is when you're 4000 words over and you're only halfway done

@metacurity@infosec.exchange
2024-02-10 22:03:43

“This shit is all dying,” the writer Jack Crosbie posted on his Substack in January. “There is like one place you can work right now with any kind of job security and it is The New York Times and that’s only because they have a shitload of recipes on a nicely coded little cooking app that you can subscribe to and also because your parents are hooked on Wordle.”
Is the Media Prepared for an Extinction-Level Event?

@johl@mastodon.xyz
2024-03-07 17:35:08

Robert Marsham’s “Indications of Spring” (1789)
What can we learn from observing the progression of spring — a hawthorn’s first flowering, the return of birdsong on a particular day? About the lifelong calendrical project of Robert Marsham, the Norfolk naturalist considered Britain's first phenologist.

@weltenkreuzer@social.tchncs.de
2024-03-15 06:06:51

✍️ Gebloggt ✍️
In Sachen Information, Unterhaltung und Kultur bietet "das Internet" uns ein Füllhorn der Möglichkeiten. (Fast) Alles ist (fast) immer verfügbar. Doch vielleicht verhindert genau das, dass wir eine stärkere Bindung zu den Dingen aufbauen, die wir schauen, hören und lesen.
Mehr dazu und was das mit "Resonanz" zu tun hat, in meinem Essay: Ein menschengerechtes Internet

@simon_brooke@mastodon.scot
2024-02-08 18:36:54

Back before I first had the wind turbine – back before I even had a house – artificial light was on the list of things I missed. But it wasn't anywhere near the top of the list. I wrote an essay about that, at the time.
These last four months without the turbine I've had the important things. I've had walls and a roof and warmth and dry boots and even hot running water.
But nevertheless it does make a difference to just be able to flick a switch and have light.

@lacouvee@mastodon.online
2024-02-14 15:47:01

Happy to share that my flash essay "Heart First" has been published by ShortReadsOrg. Thanks to NYWriters where it was written in one of their online workshops. short-reads.org/heart-first/

a multi-coloured graphic that depicts iconic images of Paris - an arched bridge, the Arc de Triomphe, the Pyramid at the Louvre - and winding through them, a pink River Seine which inscribes a heart in one of the curves.
@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-04-16 08:15:31

Q&A with Jina Moore on resigning as volunteer EIC of Guernica after staff revolted over an essay by Israeli writer Joanna Chen, Guernica's politics, and more (Ben Smith/Semafor)
semafor.com/articl…

@jorgecandeias@mastodon.social
2024-04-15 14:55:43

So, yeah, logged in, and the post at the top is this one, from @… , which came to me via boosting - mastodon.online/@patrickgillam

@gratianriter@bildung.social
2024-03-07 09:40:28

"The purpose of having students write an essay is not to fill the world with yet more words on the topic of the essay: the point is to find out what my students think about the topic. Actually, the point is even deeper – it is to make them go through the process of figuring out for themselves what they think, and to wrestle with putting those thoughts into words so that they can clarify things to themselves and improve their ability to share those thoughts clearly.
1/2

@arXiv_physicshistph_bot@mastoxiv.page
2024-03-19 09:08:12

This arxiv.org/abs/2208.03886 has been replaced.
link: scholar.google.com/scholar?q=a

@philosophyblogs@botsin.space
2024-03-06 19:00:37

Daily Nous || Berggruen Launches New Philosophy Essay Competition
dailynous.com/2024/03/06/bergg

@tante@tldr.nettime.org
2024-03-03 11:02:23

KI vs. Demokratie: Monster, Monopole und Machtfragen | Elevate Festival 2024
Auf dem diesjährigen Elevate Festival in Graz ging es natürlich auch um "KI". Neben dem Essay, den ich für das gedruckte Magazin geschrieben habe, habe ich auch an einem Panel zum Thema teilgenommen. Das aufgerissene Themenfeld war extrem breit, aber ich glaube, wir haben trotzdem ein paar ganz interessante Punkte herausarbeiten können insbesondere zu der Frage, ob bzw. wie "KI" Systeme uns…

@albatrossity@lor.sh
2024-02-12 18:28:40

My weekly photo-essay at the blog Balloon Juice.
balloon-juice.com/2024/02/12/o

@matzeschmidt@masto.ai
2024-03-01 20:32:48

"Poverty is trauma" theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

@danyork@mastodon.social
2024-02-11 18:49:40

Really good New Yorker piece looking at how the media industry got to where it is today… and how the last 30 years of continued expansion of services across the #Internet have led to this…
From: @…

@raiders@darktundra.xyz
2024-02-01 18:41:35

Point of View: A photo essay of the 2023 season raiders.com/news/point-of-view

@FerdiZ@mastodon.cloud
2024-04-14 05:58:00

« The Internet is starting to break - here's why: »
:youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=wVYG1mu8Lg
20-minute video-essay from Arun Maini.
Spoiler: The Internet is breaking because of

@jgkoomey@mastodon.energy
2024-04-17 15:00:19

This essay summarizes my attitude about AI models perfectly. It’s really worth a read. hachyderm.io/@molly0xfff/11228

@flglchicago@mas.to
2024-04-13 03:25:59

Guernica magazine’s retraction of Joanna Chen’s “From the Edges of the Broken World” was one of the most dishonest and disgusting incidents I can recall in serious journalism. Worse, the “more fulsome explanation” offered by the magazine’s cofounder is complete bullshit. Whether editor-in-chief Jina Moore Ngarambe resigned by choice or was coerced, she followed one right choice with another. Going to take Guernica a lot to rebuild trust, if ever it might be possible.

@trochee@dair-community.social
2024-02-11 23:09:38

The play COPENHAGEN, the movie RASHOMON, and the novel THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE are all post-war wave-collapse multiple-interpretation superpositions of destroyed-yet-somehow-still-extant imperial ambition, in this essay I will

@metacurity@infosec.exchange
2024-02-10 22:03:43

“This shit is all dying,” the writer Jack Crosbie posted on his Substack in January. “There is like one place you can work right now with any kind of job security and it is The New York Times and that’s only because they have a shitload of recipes on a nicely coded little cooking app that you can subscribe to and also because your parents are hooked on Wordle.”
Is the Media Prepared for an Extinction-Level Event?

@christydena@zirk.us
2024-01-29 00:10:05

In the latest issue of Brevity, Sila Hansen pens a lovely flash craft essay (short essay on design) on an important aspect of good writing: "Against Being Good."
"For the same several years, I have failed miserably at writing this essay. I couldn’t figure out why. It felt dishonest, even when everything I wrote was “true.” I’ve put it aside and restarted it dozens of times..."

@keithwilson@fediphilosophy.org
2024-03-09 20:09:28

This essay by Andrew Perfors nicely captures why I find works created using #AI systems profoundly uninteresting, even if I am interested in the processes by which they were created. #AIEthics #authenticity

@wmclark@publishing.social
2024-03-01 10:49:51

Censored Essay: Peter Hessler Sells His Car chinadigitaltimes.net/2024/02/

@villavelius@mastodon.online
2024-01-28 08:34:15

On the importance of leisure.
time.com/6566763/rest-takes-ha

David Graeber vs. Peter Thiel: Where Did the Future Go?
Once upon a time, in the heyday of social prognostication, many Americans believed that gadget-related knowledge would surely yield immeasurable leaps forward in the progress of the human species.
Yet as David Graeber argued in his Baffler essay “Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit,” Information Age capitalism has mainly given us better ways to shop—and handed the government unprecedented opportunities to watch.…

@bot_wg@lepoulsdumonde.com
2024-01-23 05:52:31

RT @timothypmurphy :
My cover story for the magazine on the age of American Oligarchy—like a new Gilded Age, but dumber: motherjones.com/politics/2024/

@arXiv_hepth_bot@mastoxiv.page
2024-04-16 09:15:38

This arxiv.org/abs/2404.00070 has been replaced.
link: scholar.google.com/scholar?q=a

@DrYohanJohn@FediScience.org
2024-02-07 14:02:55

Fascinating essay by Steve Harnad about Julian Jaynes, who advised him for a while. He had a part to play in the origins of BBS!
researchgate.net/publication/1

@gedankenstuecke@scholar.social
2024-03-01 16:05:21

«By the end of the year I was asking: “To what extent is the UK a failed state?” Gareth told me: “I think the country is at breaking point. Especially with the NHS and mental health.”»
Check out the brilliant work that Kirsty Mackay’s did with her project «The Magic Money Tree», documenting alongside working-class communities how the UK’s cost of living crisis.
theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

@philip@mastodon.mallegolhansen.com
2024-03-08 21:16:11

I came across this video essay on how #Factorio is like #SoftwareEnginnering. It’s both hilariously unhinged, and also makes some good points. 7/5.

@sofia@chaos.social
2024-02-08 19:44:57

"so you want change your surname to that of your partner? lucky for you, we got a law for that!"
"first we need a little essay about your life and what role love played in it."
"your partner and you, you're having sex right? what exactly do you do in the bedroom? would you say that you enjoy that?"
"please fill out these 20 questionnaires about your life and mental heath"
"that will be 5000 € court fees, but don't worry…

@mgorny@social.treehouse.systems
2024-03-10 10:08:28

A riddle for Sunday: what was the author writing about?
"Alexandra Basolo of the University of California at Santa Barbara […] proved that females do prefer males with longer swords, thus establishing the efficacy of female choice in maintaining and enlarging the male sword."
(Stephen Jay Gould, Eight Little Piggies, essay 26: The Great Seal Principle)

@virbonus@sueden.social
2024-03-08 22:45:36

Zu gut, um menschlich zu sein?
"Das Essay [...] sei deutlich dichter und weniger verschachtelt geschrieben als für Texte dieser Art üblich. Außerdem sei der Text in perfektem Englisch ohne Rechtschreib- und Zeichensetzungsfehler verfasst."
Ich habe auch den Hang zu knapper, dichter Formulierung, und mein (schriftliches) Englisch halte ich, wenn für Bewerbungszweck formuliert & mehrfach gecheckt, auch für ziemlich gut.
Zum Glück muss ich mich nicht bei der TUM bew…

@simon_brooke@mastodon.scot
2024-02-08 18:36:54

Back before I first had the wind turbine – back before I even had a house – artificial light was on the list of things I missed. But it wasn't anywhere near the top of the list. I wrote an essay about that, at the time.
These last four months without the turbine I've had the important things. I've had walls and a roof and warmth and dry boots and even hot running water.
But nevertheless it does make a difference to just be able to flick a switch and have light.

@BBC3MusicBot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-02-08 22:45:07

🔊 #NowPlaying on #BBCRadio3:
#TheEssay
- Women of Substance
At 18 Andrea Dunbar was the youngest playwright ever at the Royal Court Theatre, London.
Relisten now 👇

@wraithe@mastodon.social
2024-03-10 15:04:00

Me after spending 10m looking in the fridge for a Chicken Fried Steak I made yesterday and missing it because it was in a container labeled “Bamboo Shoots”:
“How labels fool us socially and literally - in this essay I will…”

@roelgrif@mstdn.social
2024-04-04 11:37:48

Essay "De shoah na Gaza"
(‘Nooit meer’ geldt voor iedereen!)
"De shoah wordt gezien als maatstaf voor alle misdaden en antisemitisme als de dodelijkste vorm van onverdraagzaamheid. Nu Israël onophoudelijk Palestijnen afslacht en uithongert, terwijl de wereld tevergeefs vraagt om daarmee te stoppen, dreigt dit mondiale waardenstelsel in te storten."
Met PW:

@ErikJonker@mastodon.social
2024-04-06 08:42:24

Ewald Engelen is an opinionmaker who is willingly or unwillingly helping Putin. Quite ignorant in the field of international relations but still people listen to him too much. At least he has summarised his thoughts in an essay that can be discussed.
There are many flaws in his reasoning, one striking is the ommission of any free will of Ukraine where people actually want to live in freedom.

@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-03-13 11:00:40

Literary journal Guernica retracts an article by Israel-based liberal writer Joanna Chen on connecting with Palestinians, after 12 staff resigned in protest (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times)
latimes.com/world-nation/story

@catsalad@infosec.exchange
2024-04-02 13:57:46
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@tante@tldr.nettime.org
2024-02-28 10:01:05

AI and Democracy
I wrote an essay about the tensions of "AI" and democracy because I don't believe their respective values and goals fully match.
tante.cc/2024/02/28/ai-and-dem

@migueldeicaza@mastodon.social
2024-01-29 13:31:41

Took me about an hour to read last night.
Lots of interesting tidbits of how regulation comes to pass in Europe and the US, and the product design by bureaucrats.
Left me with an even worse taste in my mouth about the DMA than before.
hardcoresoftware.learning…

@albatrossity@lor.sh
2024-03-11 18:40:44

My weekly photo-essay at the Balloon Juice site.
balloon-juice.com/2024/03/11/o

@FerdiZ@mastodon.cloud
2024-04-14 05:58:00

« The Internet is starting to break - here's why: »
:youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=wVYG1mu8Lg
20-minute video-essay from Arun Maini.
Spoiler: The Internet is breaking because of

@holger_moller@bildung.social
2024-04-09 15:50:22

"Wenn Reichtum nichts mit Anhäufung zu tun hat, sondern sich auf einen Reichtum an Beziehungen bezieht, macht der Reichtum jedes Einzelnen alle reicher."
Charles Eisenstein
#Zitate #Eisenstein
Quelle:

@inthehands@hachyderm.io
2024-02-28 02:41:12

This essay from @… is very good, and very important.
It’s good enough and important enough that I’m just going to QFT the heck out of it here on Mastodon until I annoy you into readying the whole thing.

@arXiv_grqc_bot@mastoxiv.page
2024-02-13 13:04:27

50 Years of Horndeski Gravity: Past, Present and Future
Gregory Horndeski, Alessandra Silvestri
arxiv.org/abs/2402.07538

@irannachrichten@mastodon.social
2024-02-02 19:19:42
Content warning: iran pol

RT by @Aras_Nathan: “The idea that Palestinians were intergenerational ‘refugees’, possessing a ‘right of return’ that supersedes Israeli sovereignty to settle in Israel, became the most deeply held markers of the Palestinian identity and its national ethos.” My longer essay:

@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-04-11 22:01:08

Uri Berliner's essay about NPR reignited criticism of the outlet on social media, especially among conservatives, and vehement pushback from some staffers (New York Times)
nytimes.com/2024/04/11/busines

@risottobias@tech.lgbt
2024-02-01 12:18:27

consider: in this essay I will...

@Techmeme@techhub.social
2024-02-06 16:21:17

Admissions essay reviewers say that certain words, such as "tapestry", appear more frequently in submissions now and can be seen as red flags that AI was used (Forbes)
forbes.com/sites/rashishrivast

@Xavier@infosec.exchange
2024-04-16 21:21:12

It has been so cool to me to read about science fiction authors seeing their predictions come true within their lifetimes. This seems like one of those situations.
"The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." J. B. S. Haldane in an essay titled “Possible Worlds”, 1927.
#science #space #sciencefiction #JBSHaldane #DarkMatter
space.com/desi-3d-map-universe

David Graeber vs. Peter Thiel: Where Did the Future Go?
Once upon a time, in the heyday of social prognostication, many Americans believed that gadget-related knowledge would surely yield immeasurable leaps forward in the progress of the human species.
Yet as David Graeber argued in his Baffler essay “Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit,” Information Age capitalism has mainly given us better ways to shop—and handed the government unprecedented opportunities to watch.…

@drhayes@social.lol
2024-04-07 21:06:42

This essay about #adhd hurt to read: wandering.shop/users/johncoxon
And I loved it for making me feel seen. Even as I curled …

@ruth_mottram@fediscience.org
2024-02-26 17:01:19

"Not even Wrong" on the horseshoe theory of politics, the (again a beautiful neologism) enshitternet and the horrifying realisation that quite a few on the hard right don't even consider women people.
Read the whole glorious thread by @…
"Politics aren't just a matter of who you agree with on a given issue - the real issue is…

@shriramk@mastodon.social
2024-01-29 15:53:09

Seen on a BLR bookshelf. OMG.
(For anyone wondering: there is absolutely no reason to believe that these essays "GOT STUDENTS IN" to any place, though that's certainly a tale essay coaches would love to have you believe. And there's so much more to say…)
#India24

@raiders@darktundra.xyz
2024-01-25 19:12:05

Point of View: A photo essay of the 2023 season raiders.com/news/point-of-view

@bencurthoys@mastodon.social
2024-03-05 10:11:31

Facebook has just reminded me of this, from 5 years ago: slatestarcodex.com/2019/03/04/

A prospiracy theory about the "moon landings"
@texttheater@mastodon.social
2024-02-29 02:17:57

The Case for Conciseness (10,000 word essay)

@sycarion@dice.camp
2024-02-02 21:20:03

I feel seen by this post: Essentially, character limits do not make people more concise. I acknowledge, as someone that wrote a 20 post thread, that this describes me.
mastodon.social/@jwz/111582261

@bourgwick@heads.social
2024-03-24 21:19:46

enjoyed this review/essay about "going underground," a recent literary/political history of the term #underground, & excited to (eventually) read the book itself. public…

screenshot from linked article
@Mediagazer@mstdn.social
2024-04-11 22:01:08

Uri Berliner's essay about NPR reignited criticism of the outlet on social media, especially among conservatives, and vehement pushback from some staffers (New York Times)
nytimes.com/2024/04/11/busines

@DrYohanJohn@FediScience.org
2024-02-07 14:02:55

Fascinating essay by Steve Harnad about Julian Jaynes, who advised him for a while. He had a part to play in the origins of BBS!
researchgate.net/publication/1

@cybeardjm@masto.ai
2024-01-26 16:49:23

South Africa Sees Its Moral Conscience in a Genocide Case
NYT - Guest Essay by Sean Jacobs
"The South Africans in the court that day represented the country that many of us had imagined as we tried to think beyond apartheid to a new country."
nytime…

@Tupp_ed@mastodon.ie
2024-03-02 22:34:59

Here’s Maeve O’Rourke’s essay on why she’ll be voting #YesNo in the referendums.
link.medium.com/cGKk8ZN6DHb
Firstly, know this: Maeve’s opinion carries a LOT of weight with me.
Secondly: The core problem I still have is that the jam today of a yes vote (getting rid of the women’s role in the home language) is proposed to be rejected for a dubious (at best) hope of jam tomorrow (another referendum)

@trochee@dair-community.social
2024-03-04 21:39:37

My brother pointed me to this entertaining but also cuttingly accurate essay
Goodbye to Publications, by Bert-Jaap Koops
ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.p
it&…

@drahardja@sfba.social
2024-02-03 02:38:15

Excellent essay.
“At the end of the day, this is the one thing scarier than Elon Musk: the fact that we all wanted so badly to believe his empty promises that we let him run amok, and allowed him to become something that even he clearly doesn’t actually control anymore. Musk and Tesla are one man and one company, and in theory could be brought into line with enough political will, but they exist in their current monstrous states precisely because we can no longer summon the political w…

@BBC3MusicBot@mastodonapp.uk
2024-02-06 22:45:59

🔊 #NowPlaying on #BBCRadio3:
#TheEssay
- Women of Substance
Billie Holiday sang about alcohol and broken hearts and went to prison for drug use.
Relisten now 👇

@keithwilson@fediphilosophy.org
2024-03-21 11:57:23

Marking a good essay is so much easier than marking a poor one. Even if there are errors, it’s clear what’s being said and where the mistake lies, which makes it easy to assign a grade. In a poorly written essay it’s difficult to follow what the author means, either because of ambiguity or unclarity, let alone where they have gone wrong. #academia

@mgorny@social.treehouse.systems
2024-03-09 15:49:17

Racist and sexist citations from Darwin
"""
On the subject of sexual differences, so often a surrogate for racial attitudes, Darwin writes in The Descent of Man (and with direct analogy to cultural variation):
"It is generally admitted that with woman the powers of intuition, of rapid perception, and perhaps of imitation, are more strongly marked than in man; but some, at least, of these faculties are characteristic of the lower races, and therefore of a past and lower state of civilization. The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by man attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than woman can attain — whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands."
Darwin attributes these differences to the evolutionary struggle that males must pursue for success in mating: "These various faculties will thus have been continually put to the test, and selected during manhood." In a remarkable passage, he then expresses thanks that evolutionary innovations of either sex tend to pass, by inheritance, to both sexes — lest the disparity between men and women become ever greater by virtue of exclusively male accomplishment:
"It is, indeed, fortunate that the law of the equal transmission of characters to both sexes has commonly prevailed throughout the whole class of mammals; otherwise it is probable that man would have become as superior in mental endowment to woman, as the peacock is in ornamental plumage to the peahen."
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