The extreme right tail

Some arguments never die, they just go around in circles like zombies. John Tierney in The New Your Times brings back the old trope about there being more men than women at the “extreme right tail” of the bell curve.

As it happens, I already responded to this two years ago. I could simply copy and paste it here, possibly with a few updates. Instead I think I’ll just note that “The Extreme Right Tail” would be a perfect title for an Andrew Bird song.

Author: Izabella Laba

Mathematics professor at UBC. My opinions are, obviously, my own.

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