Thursday, 11 June 2015

Tim Hunt gives dinosaurs a bad name

Seen on BuzzFeed:

An invitation-only lunch in honor of women in science has a shockingly sexist speaker who admits that he has a reputation as a chauvinist.

Who issued the invitations?

Seen later on the BBC:
He told the BBC he “did mean” the remarks but was “really sorry”.
Presumably he was “really sorry” because he got called out for saying what he said?  What else could he be sorry for, given he “did mean” what he said?
he said he was “really sorry that I said what I said”, adding it was “a very stupid thing to do in the presence of all those journalists”
Ah yes, he noticed it was a stupid thing to say in the presence of all those journalists (not that it was a stupid thing to say, full stop), but only because all those journalists then went off and reported on what he said?

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