Of her life's work, cultural anthropologist, museum curator and feminist scholar Margaret Mead once said, "I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples — faraway peoples — so that Americans might better understand themselves." Mead's professor and mentor Franz Boas is credited with the concept of cultural relativism in American anthropology, but it was Mead who truly eradicated the concept of the "savage" through her extensive fieldwork in the Pacific.
female scientists you may not know 1. Ada Lovelace-Analyst, metaphysician, and founder of scientific computing. 2. Rosalind Franklin-Biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer 3. Rachel Carson-Marine biologist 4. Lise Meitner- physicist 5. Cecilia Payne -Astronomer and astrophysicist 6. Mary Anning- paleontologist
The 'Harvard Computers' (a.k.a. 'Pickering's Women' or 'Pickering's Harem') - the group of women who processed astronomical data and catalogued stars for the astronomer Edward Charles Pickering at Hardvard Observatory. Photo taken c. 1890.
Williamina Fleming started her astrology career as a housekeeper then secretary at Harvard's Observatory. She invented a star cataloging system, discovered more than 10,000 stars, discovered over 50 nebulae including the Horsehead Nebula and penned the term "white dwarfs" which our sun will eventually become. She published a book containing data on over 200 variable stars and influenced the employ of an entire team of women known as the "Harvard Computer's."
Hinduism has positive and negative golden rules: "One who regards all creatures as his own self, and behaves towards them as towards his own self attains happiness. One should never do to another what one regards as hurtful to one's own self. This, in brief, is the rule of righteousness. In happiness and misery, in the agreeable and the disagreeable, one should judge effects as if they came to one's own self." (Mahabharata bk. 13: Anusasana Parva, §113) 400 BCE