It’s always a bad idea when I spurn Susan Lapin’s advice. No good has ever come of it. In fact, I must confess to more than one painful memory of the consequences of doing so. Nonetheless, here goes. Susan says, “Go light on science topics; it won’t interest women as much as it interests men.”
I had three responses to her today. First, I may inadvertently be escalating arrogance to new levels of obnoxiousness, but I think I can write about science engagingly for everyone. Second, worst case scenario, I have a male friend in North Carolina, who’ll just love this! Third, I have to speak science if I wish to teach this aspect of ancient Jewish wisdom.
So here goes and please be gentle with your comments. I don’t want to be subjected to a self-envisaged burden of, “I told you so!”