As a non-scientist I would not ordinarily (except when I have questions)
respond to scientific posts, but it is for those posts (when they do
appear) that I subscribe to the list. I don't remember the
feminist-baiting posts (I probably just deleted and forgot them), and I
don't now remember responses to them -- but probably I would simply have
appreciated such responses rather than adding to the thread. I would
like to check out the archives on this. When did that exchange take
I agree that there are probably too many mere fwds of news articles.