Without ever setting sail, Marie Tharp mapped the ocean floor and made a discovery that shook the foundations of geology. So why did the giants of her field dismiss her findings as “girl talk”?
I love this article, because it is a fantastic reminder of some excellent principles.
- Women in science are awesome and we need to encourage girls in STEM disciplines.
- Mapping the unknown can lead to shocking discoveries.
- Underlying grand discoveries is tedious work with unexciting data.
- It wasn’t too long ago that we didn’t understand foundational principles about the Earth (such as plate tectonics).