BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson has up an interesting talk on women in science. The talk is relevant (and somewhat inspired by) the controversial talk by Harvard President Summers regarding women in science. I’m sure you all heard that discussion ad nauseam. So I’ll not repeat it. What makes Pres. Samuelson’s talk so interesting to a Mormon audience is the discussion of the proclamation on the family.
By the way, I have not read anything in the Proclamation that makes any statements about math, science, or engineering. I’m candidly nervous when I hear well-meaning people make extrapolations from the scriptures or from the statements of the prophets and then seem to feel authorized to tell the rest of us what the prophets really meant, had they only been wise enough to say it clearly. When anyone says more than the scriptures or the prophets have said on a particular doctrine, principle or practice, I consider them to be on dangerous ground.
It’s wise counsel we ought all keep in mind.