Grants and pants…

Found today by Kevin – Lord May, the Government’s former Chief Scientific Adviser has a theory.  It would suggest that climate scientists might be overcompensating for certain insecurities 😉

“…many of my male colleagues think the number of grants is correlated with the size of their penis,” he explained.

Is that also why they need their hockey sticks to be so large?

He puts forward this controversial hypothesis to explain why female academics apply for fewer research grants than their male counterparts.

Read the full article Grants and pants – Lord May on why women are less thrusting.

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9 Responses to Grants and pants…

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  2. Another Ian says:

    Verity, snip if needed

    Does this imply that Michael Mann has convinced various universities that he has a whopper?

  3. Inverse correlation????

  4. John F. Hultquist says:

    It’s mid-winter. Seems you Brits are having a touch of cabin fever.

    • Verity Jones says:

      Winter blues maybe, but winter cold is only just hitting us now. It’s more a case of any distraction will do when you’ve some unpleasent task to complete and a deadline looming.

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