posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 11:07 PM
Firstly, I know I'm just a woman, but can we get the thread renamed so we spell intelligent correctly?...
Secondly, as someone else mentioned, genetically speaking, women have much hardier DNA, as we have XX, rather than XY chromosomes, so many diseases
which affect men, don't affect us. Also, as someone else mentioned, women have more connections between our left and right hemispheres in the brain.
I know we're talking about intelligence here, but what IS intelligence? It's firstly a combination of genetic and environmental factors, not one
alone. And secondly, the actual main part of intelligence, is our ability to make connections, to learn, and make pathways in our brains. Women have
"intuition" because we're much better able than men to make connections between apparently unrelated things, whether we do it consciously or not.
We're also much better at picking up on things like nonverbal cues, and don't really have an issue with things like math and logic. I think honestly
the fact that men perform better in those subjects are because they're expected to, and women, with our stronger connection to emotion and nuance,
don't find math as interesting (on average) as men do. Math is simple, with rules, and structure and very little nuance until you get into very very
advanced math. I think that's why many women don't find it interesting, because they're much more interested in the subtleties of life, which many
men may fail to notice at all. The evidence suggests that women are actually more intelligent than men, and considering schooling is a relatively
recent development, I doubt it's ever been enough to affect genetics. Evolution happens very slowly over eons, not a couple hundred years. If you
look at more primitive societies, in a tribal atmosphere it's frequently that the women are the ones with power, and property, and who run the
community, and men who simply hunt and gather.
There's no genetic evidence, no physical evidence, and very little logical or anecdotal evidence that could suggest women don't have as many, or far
more, capabilities than men.