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Principia Discordia => Techmology and Scientism => Topic started by: Doktor Howl on April 06, 2020, 10:50:56 pm

Title: You might have heard of Annie Jump Cannon
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 06, 2020, 10:50:56 pm
Now meet her boss and mentor:

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-maid-who-mapped-the-heavens?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: You might have heard of Annie Jump Cannon
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 06, 2020, 11:03:34 pm
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“While we cannot maintain that in everything woman is man’s equal, yet in many things her patience, perseverance, and method make her his superior. Therefore, let us hope that in astronomy, which now affords a large field for woman’s work and skill, she may, as has been the case for several other sciences, at least prove herself his equal.”


This shit is going on a meme at some point. If anything it's a gross understatement of Woman's potential in most things, to my experience.
Title: Re: You might have heard of Annie Jump Cannon
Post by: Cramulus on April 06, 2020, 11:38:50 pm
ahh, that was a great read

Title: Re: You might have heard of Annie Jump Cannon
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 07, 2020, 02:56:03 am
ahh, that was a great read

I've always been a fan of that whole crowd. 
Title: Re: You might have heard of Annie Jump Cannon
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 07, 2020, 02:57:25 am
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“While we cannot maintain that in everything woman is man’s equal, yet in many things her patience, perseverance, and method make her his superior. Therefore, let us hope that in astronomy, which now affords a large field for woman’s work and skill, she may, as has been the case for several other sciences, at least prove herself his equal.”


This shit is going on a meme at some point. If anything it's a gross understatement of Woman's potential in most things, to my experience.

It was said more than a century ago.  Dude was way ahead of his time, and put his money where his mouth was.  Just the fact that he didn't fire her for being pregnant was way out of the ordinary.
Title: Re: You might have heard of Annie Jump Cannon
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 07, 2020, 03:19:47 am
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“While we cannot maintain that in everything woman is man’s equal, yet in many things her patience, perseverance, and method make her his superior. Therefore, let us hope that in astronomy, which now affords a large field for woman’s work and skill, she may, as has been the case for several other sciences, at least prove herself his equal.”



This shit is going on a meme at some point. If anything it's a gross understatement of Woman's potential in most things, to my experience.

It was said more than a century ago.  Dude was way ahead of his time, and put his money where his mouth was.  Just the fact that he didn't fire her for being pregnant was way out of the ordinary.

I'm gonna re read it and google some names here. find a pic or two. That's straight up revolutionary for the period then. like get you hung for being mouthy revolutionary.