[Haskell-cafe] Are there any female Haskellers?

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 10:40:50 EDT 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 4:13 AM, Alberto G. Corona <agocorona at gmail.com>wrote:

> .
> 2010/3/29 Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com>
> 2010/03/29 Alberto G. Corona <agocorona at gmail.com>:
>> > [...] What we evolved with is a general hability: to play with
>> > things to achieve what we need from them, (besides other
>> > abilities). The pleasure to acheve ends by using available
>> > means. [...]  A tool is someting used to solve a class of
>> > problems. It does not matter if it is something phisical or
>> > conceptual. [...] The more general is a tool, the more we feel
>> > pleasure playing with it
>>  So the adaptation you are saying men have in greater degree
>>  than women is pleasure in "tool using", broadly defined to
>>  include taming animals, debate, programming, sword play,
>>  carpentry and more? What are you attributing to men is not
>>  so much superiority of ability but greater motivation?
>> --
>> Jason Dusek
> n terms of natural selection, greater motivation for and greater innate
> hability are both positiverly correlated in response to an evolutionary
> pressure (in beings that have learning capabilities). for example, cats are
> better at catching mouse, and they enjoy to play catching them. A live being
> end up developping better innate habilities (and is more motivation)  for
> whatever practises more. This is called baldwin effect (some common general
> learning for the task end up fixed innately). Motivation match ability and
> viceversa.  This is evolutionarily stable.
>  It makes no evolutionary sense that woman and men have the same abilities
> and tendencias because they had different activities since before they were
> even humans. The brain has limited computation resources. The optimal
> behaviours and strategies are in many cases different for each sex. This
> happen for almost all the animal kingdom. Why humans would be different?.
>  No matter they are very similar in some aspects, they are different and
> very different in others (fortunatelly). Nothing that your grandparent
> didn´t know.
What does any of this have to do with Haskell?  Please move this off list.

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