Message #201

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Saying hello
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 01:20:22 -0700

We have a female solver on the list?? I thought all of you were male.

Guy Padfield wrote:

>I have been bugged by a different question since I joined the group. Why is
>it that of 45 3^4 solvers, only one (I think - there are unfamiliar names
>for me in the list) is female and all the rest are male? Of six 4^4 solvers,
>all are male. The figures are statistically significant so we should expect
>there is a reason for them. I proposed the site to a woman friend of mine
>who is a far better mathematician than I and she never even bothered to try
>it, whereas I felt a moral obligation to solve the cube from the moment I
>set eyes on it.