Eric

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  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    I agree that three data points isn't very many! We hope to get more, both about the SFWA and from other sources that could speak to the number of women in the field as a whole (however you define that)....
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    I could equally well produce a stat of 'total earnings of genre authors' to demonstrate the entirely opposite point of view that "women genre authors do far better than male ones". If you have actual data on genre author earnings...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    Dave, the time series plot is a rolling ten year average of Hugo nominees, not a list of year-to-year winners. So each point represents 50 books, give or take the odd year with 4 or 6 nominees. There is still...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    El, I never claimed the Nobel prize committee was sexist, just that the prizes are not reflective of the overall make-up of the field. It's entirely possible that the discrimination is happening at the PhD to postdoc transition or the...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    Hi, I'm the Eric quoted in the article. Some notes: re #2: I agree the Nobel prizes are often given for work several decades old (though not always--see the 2010 physics prize for example). But the percentage of biological scientists...
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