There’s this new book out, Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science, which has a number of people rightfully irate that it has 23 authors, not a one of them a woman. I was also astounded to see among its leading edge authors Ernst Mayr, who died in 2005 at the age of 100.
There are no women in evolutionary biology who can compete with the corpse of a centenarian man? That’s pretty bad.
And Kary Mullis? Good grief.
I guess this article wasn’t humorous after all, but dead serious reporting.