Greg Laden brings us the happy and welcome news that for the first time, girls swept the prestigious Siemens science competition, winning both the individual and team grand prizes.
That's awesome. It may be hard for some people to see that girls still lag behind boys in science and math, but it happens, and there is no inherent reason they should. The system is at fault here... but we're making progress.
Any society that relegates half its populace to the dust bin in any endeavor deserves to fail. I am really heartened to see progress being made in America.
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