Rulers of Science


Rulers of Science and Great Women Rulers of Science rulers - $2.95

After their scientific achievements, it should be a cinch for the likes of Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Darwin to help you measure things. Here's the perfect gift for students, scientists, teachers and history buffs: The Rulers of Science and the Great Women Rulers of Science wooden rulers over at the NeatoShop.

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lol.

No, I don't worry about justifying my comments either (except when I spell things incorrectly), although I will elaborate on them from time to time. I usually think my comments are too obscure. I only continued this conversation because I perceived that you had no idea how condescending your own comments sounded.

If there was an "I can't believe how much of an idiot you are", that was entirely a product of your own fertile imagination, although that phrase could as easily have been inserted in your comment after your initial quote of the definition of the word patriarch.

You may want to consider how your statements may be interpreted before you interpret and embellish those of others.

It's been fun, anyways. Thanks for the dance. :)
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ted

I said "criticising" because of your quote:

"On the one hand, they would be criticized for not emphasizing women if they were on the same ruler as men. On the other hand, they're criticized for trying to emphasize the importance of scientific women."

It just seemed like the relevant and appropriate word to use.

I did notice your pun, but your whole comment was pretty patronising e.g. "Wow, Jessss. Wow." You forgot to insert the "I can't believe how much of an idiot you are" afterwards. Anyway, it was more the use of "I'm so sorry..." that I found to be sarcastic.

To be honest, I never really cared about justifying each of my comments and the use of certain words to you, and I think I can safely assume that you never truly cared to do so either. Yet somehow we continue pretending to care. It appears that this has become a tit for tat dance of nit-picking.

What can I say? I will do anything to procrastinate.
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Jessss.

katy would be a female name. Jessss could be either. I wouldn't want to draw any assumptions, like the one you're drawing about katy's comment. How do you know katy's comment was critical? She said "interesting". katy could as easily be agreeing with my comment, as your first comment appears to be agreeing with my comment.

I don't see the need for a separate ruler, but it's obvious why it was done. It wasn't to demean women of science, but to highlight women, in order to inspire young women to emulate those "great women of science". However, the attempt draws ire: "You're demeaning us by giving us our own ruler."

That's why I said you can't win for trying.

You see, I was referring to the feminist concept of the patriarchal society, where men rule (no pun intended), and how the poor patriarchs just can't get it right: Catch-22, "damned if you do, and damned if you don't". Therefore, I do think it was appropriate and relevant to the conversation.

I cannot forgive you for your misinterpretation of my use of the verb "to bitch", if you cannot forgive me for my (indeed!) appropriate and relevant use of the word "patriarch".

And for my pun about "measuring up to your standards", I think you're taking this entire conversation too seriously; you didn't notice that I was trying to make a good-natured pun? Although I have been known to be sarcastic on occasion, I assure you wholeheartedly that was not my intention.

As for being "patronising", I object to your use of a term that demeans the male gender (philologically speaking, "patron" comes from medieval latin from "patronus" or master, from the latin froot "patron" or father). Please use a non-gender-specific term like "condescending". If you're not sure what that means, I can quote you a few lines from Dictionary.com - no, that would be condescending.

Hmmm. Maybe that last bit was a little sarcastic...
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