Things of Interest



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21 November 2016

What is intelligence? How do we define it? How do we measure it? Does it even matter? In this episode we cover dealing with the concept of intelligence as a teen, standardised testing, the bullshit that are IQ tests, and Sophia’s own personal experiences with autism.

Trend of Time vs Women and men in Computer Science

Fashion Police and Grammar Police,

Articles we probably read before this episode:

Revealed: What’s beneath rising NCEA pass rates (26/9/2016), Kirsty Johnson, New Zealand Herald

Taraji P. Henson Is a NASA Math Whiz in First Hidden Figures Trailer (15/8/2016) Angela Watercutter,

Living between genders (13/4/2016), Deborah Rudacille, Spectrum News

Katherine Johnson: The Girl Who Loved to Count (25/11/2015),, last updated 23/9/2016

Computer Programming Used To Be Women’s Work (7/10/2013) Rose Everleth, Smithsonian Mag


The Mismeasure of Man (1981) by Stephen Jay Gould is where Sophia got like 90% of her facts for this episode (Amazon)

Miss Leavitt’s Stars (2006) George Johnson - a biography of Henrietta Leavitt (NPR Interview)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003) Mark Haddon (Goodreads)


Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)