Hello out there! I’ve finally braved the robot and got certified to participate on this forum. A good lesson on why humans are better teachers than robots.
I’m retired. My first career was high-tech computer stuff, mostly involved in computer graphics and human -computer interface. My second career was community college teaching, mostly statistics and computer science. In that second career I was faculty advisor for Secular Students Alliance club at Tacoma Community College. With the club, I had the pleasure of meeting and dining with the late wonderful Harriet Hall.
I was finally motivated to join the forum because of the recent controversy about the new BBC documentary about India’s PM Modi, its suppression in India, and its availability in the US. So I started a discussion thread in Politics and Social Issues.
Hall served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. She retired as a full colonel from Joint Base Lewis–McChord in Washington state.[]
In 2008 she published Women Aren’t Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon, an autobiography focusing on her experiences as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force (she retired as a full colonel). As a female physician, air force officer, pilot and flight surgeon, she was a minority in several respects, and encountered prejudice. The title of the book refers to an incident after her first solo flight when an airport official told her, “Didn’t anybody ever tell you, women aren’t supposed to fly?”
In 2008, Hall was among the five founding editors to launch Science-Based Medicine. In addition to serving as an editor, she contributed over 700 articles to Science-Based Medicine.