Sunday, March 21, 2010

Extremely brave, extremely Rachel Corrie...

Rachel Corrie is in the news again. This time her parents are bringing a civil suit against the Israeli government, claiming that her death beneath the wheels of a bulldozer, which was trying to knock down Palestinian homes, was either intended or due to gross negligence by the Israeli army. They don't give up. You don't have to look far in that particular gene pool to find the source of Corrie's determination and fire.

But seeing the story made me think. I've been reading Simon Baron-Cohen's book The Essential Difference, which explores the genetic differences between male and female brains, in particular how male brains tend to be good at systemising, while female brains are better at empathising. (Important note made by Baron-Cohen, before you get irritated: women can have "male" brains and vice versa.) More...

Don't miss:

  1. "Israelil military bulldozer ran over and killed Rachel..."
  2. Israeli settler runs over Palestinian twice (Graphic)
  3. They came at 4a.m. in the morning, with 2 bull-dozers...
  4. Fisk: Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?

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