Sunday, January 23, 2005

Harvard Prez Says Men Might Be More Likely To Be Exceptional Than Women
His argument? That while men and women may on average be of the same intelligence, there might be greater variance for men than women on intelligence. Translation: Men are more likely to be very stupid or very smart. Women or more likely to cluster around being average. I have never really noticed a difference between the intelligence distribution of men and women, so I can't say much on this.

But William Saletan has alot to say on the subject. You should read his article. I never knew that the genetic difference between men and women is 1%. That is huge. I remember reading that we share 90% of our genes with fruit flies (although that could be off......)


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