• Why Is Science So Straight?

    STEM culture is very problem-focused. Conversations, even over lunch, typically remain restricted to work matters (which is very different from what I’ve noticed in arts and humanities settings). A colleague who studied in the math department at Spelman College tells of a surreal afternoon on Sept. 11, 2001, when her professor placidly delivered his scheduled lecture on set theory without once mentioning the attacks.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/05/opinion/manil-suri-why-is-science-so-straight.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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