Originally posted by Sonya610
Originally posted by LogicalSolutionFatherless children frequently grow up to become criminals, and other behavorial problems. Lack of discipline, no fatherly figure, whatever the cause or reason, it's a true statistic.
Lets be a bit more specific, MALE children with no father figure or other strong male role model often end up overly aggressive and with behavioral problems.
When it comes to women - the corpus callosum, the major white matter tract, connecting the two brain hemispheres, allowing their intercommunication - is much wider. That's why women have their brain functions more finely distributed, while men have a more "asymmetrical" brain, with more specialized areas and, for example, a lesion on the left hemisphere, which can induce speech loss, is more devastating for men. If the stroke is only on one side of the brain, a woman can rehabilitate, while the man may have more trouble with it, because the woman may be able to perform tasks using the other side of her brain. This also mean that men are more prone to senile dementia and the age-related decline is much steeper than in women.
But this also explains why women have better concrete thinking while men have a better abstract one (and are better at chess and composing music) and why women prefer to repeat loudly what they are learning while men must learn in silence. The female brain is 11 % lighter than the male brain, still IQ coefficients of the women are similar to those of the men. That's because men have less gray matter (that processes information) and more white matter (that transmits information). This explains why the female brain learns easier and men have more motor ability.
Women also express their emotions better, because their emotional thinking centers are close to the speech centers, so they can verbalize their emotions better. Men have a simpler limbic system, and their emotions are bound to action.
Researches revealed that gay men have a larger posterior corpus callosum than heterosexual men. This means that homosexuals have more "womenized" brains (as found also by tests exploring their behavioral skills), fact that could be explained by hormonal ratios and balances in the womb. This imbalance could have a genetic reason, but not necessarily.
Originally posted by skeptic1
I have a problem with femi-nazis as well.
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
What is intelligence? The ability to adapt to new situations? The ability to articulate thoughts, and comprehend the emotions of others? The ability to score 1500 on the SATs? The ability to follow a given societies interpretation of success? The ability to spell 'intelegance' correctly?
I read the thesaurus like its pornography. This helps give the illusion I am one sharp dude. But what really makes me smart? My ability to be original. Intelligence is the art of thinking for yourself, imho. In that light, men, women, and child qualify.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraftonce I taught my wife to play chess, her elo began improving dramatically. But as I noted before she has a talent (rare for women in european culture) of grasping taxonomic / mathematical thinking.
Originally posted by Dock6
reply to post by skeptic1
Sorry, but I couldn't disagree more
Have you raised any children ? Have you been involved in child-care, or education generally ?
If you have, I find it flabbergasting that you could make such a comment
Originally posted by Enigma Publius
good one! a very wise homeless man told me that intelligence is not already knowing something, but knowing resources u can use to find things out that u don't already know.
IQ tests show that the average female IQ is equal to the average male IQ. However, at the extremes of the spectrum, there is a widening gap between the sexes. In other words, there are more men who score at the top and the bottom end of the intelligence scale. For example, there are twice as many men with IQ scores of 125 and five times as many men with IQ scores of 155, which is associated with “genius”. Interestingly, however, evidence also shows that at the same IQ level, women are able to achieve more than men, possibly because they are able to multi-task and adapt to periods of sustained hard work. Recent studies also show that in modern society, women are rapidly overtaking men both in terms of educational attainment and occupational achievement.)...
Depends what you mean by smarter. It is undeniable that men have more brain tissue than women and that more males score higher IQ scores than females. But this may have little implication in the real world of education or work – in fact, female students tend to get better grades than their male counterparts in schools and for most people in the vast majority of jobs, a difference in IQ scores doesn’t translate to very much on the actual job. So for the time being, it seems that the jury is still out and the battle of the sexes continues!
Originally posted by Enigma Publius
reply to post by Buck Division
the OP is not sexist. think about it. it's a legit question as to how womwn would evolve geneticly from thousands of years of intellectual oppression. how is that sexist to wonder how they would evolve according to the fact that they have been given less opprotunities than men for being an intellect? explain.
Originally posted by Buck Division
I loved your earlier statistical graph, Sonia. Do you have any statistics to actually back up your assertion above? I'm just relaying on a discussion point I've heard before. It makes sense to me, but it may be inaccurate.