[meteorite-list] Are Meteorites For Boys Only?

From: Martin Altmann <Altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Aug 21 17:30:20 2004
Message-ID: <000401c487c6$23c7fd80$22d1e4d9_at_9y6y40j>

Maybe a question of old role plays and old patterns of education? Boys
playing with dirty stones, frogs etc. and girls have the destiny to play
household and to handle with more "pretty" things and of course they are
more talkative so predestinated for linguistic concepts?
There are some promising results here in Germany ,( perhaps as a teacher you
know better Bernd?), that in school girls, if they are not disturbed by us
nasty boys, thus giving up the coeducation, they get much better results in
natural science, physics, maths (biology is already a domain of girls) in
Also as an amateur astronomer I made this observation, that there is only a
minor fraction of female enthusiasts.

Another concern - I don't know, if my emails made it through the list, as I
don't get it displayed here, while the other traffic is visible.
Same I heard now from other members.
So please administrator: Help!
(and sorry if there were multiple test mails from me...).

Greetings from Munich, where I found a new exiting beer. Hope to drink with
some of you some pints, when the Mineralientage will take place in end of

----- Original Message -----
From: <bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de>
To: <Meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 11:13 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Are Meteorites For Boys Only?

> Very interesting question and I would leave it to our "girls" to respond.
> But there is one (statistical) observation from 32 years of teaching at
> a German high school: The girls I have been teaching during the last
> 32 years were mostly good at languages whereas the boys preferred
> scientific subjects. Whether the foundation stone for such orientations
> is laid in early childhood, I don't know but I will ask both my
> daughter and my 29-year-old son plus my son-in-law what they think
> about it. Maybe we "automatically" bring up boys orienting them more
> toward science while we "inadvertently" direct girls toward "more female"
> things (whatever that is) ... I really don't know but would like to know !
> Best wishes,
> Bernd
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