Apr 25, 2020, 10:11 AM
MALE FEMALE COGNITION IN MATH IS INSIGHTFUL
Very interesting insight into mathematics is that the mathematicians who by far, best explain mathematics as a language are women. While the mathematicians that practice mathematics have a tendency to platonism. This is interesting in that for men the spatial-mathematical world is existential and for women its predominantly verbal. And we see this same differences in gender behavior across the spectrum with women providing empirical insight and men providing theoretical insight. Just as we see in all workplaces women are usually superior at many empirical details and certainty and men are superior at coalescing theoretical innovations and risks.
To educate people in ‘what is math’ (a language of positional names) I would interview four specific women. If I wanted to educate people in the language of logic-proper I’d ask one woman.
If I wanted to extend mathematics from points to geometric combinatorics (i do) I’d interview the same number of men.
Just odd that it’s so obvious when you look at the best people in every field. Same in economics. Elinor Ostrom. Empirical not theoretical. Same in computing. Babbage and his wife. Einstein and his significant other. (My ex-wife Allora and I in biz for that matter.)