Date: August 11, 2009
“Men are smarter than women, according to a controversial new study that adds another cinder to the fiery debate over whether gender impacts general intelligence.
“For 100 years there’s been a consensus among psychologists that there is no sex difference in intelligence,” said J. Philippe Rushton, a psychologist at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Recent studies, however, have raised questions about the validity of this claim, he said. One such study showed that men have larger brains than women, a 100 gram difference after correcting for body size. Rushton found similar results in a study of gender and brain size.
When Rushton and colleagues weighted each SAT question by an established general intelligence factor called the g-factor, they discovered that males surpassed females by an average of 3.6 IQ points.
Rushton suspects that the results are due to males having more brain tissue than females on average.”
Just found this in my archives, a bit ago…a very controversial study.
I wouldn’t put a whole lot of weight on it…yet I still find it intriguing.
I feel like, maybe, I should go into my thoughts on gender differences…or comment on an argument or two, in the comments section…
All I’m going to offer here…is that I think we would be foolish, not to acknowledge the biological and chemical differences between the sexes…a difference that exists on average.
…But I also think we are foolish, to maintain a societal model that caters only to the average.