brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at
Mon Jul 8 10:54:36 EST 2002

"Tom Breton" <tehom at> wrote in message
> Now, be fair.  You know there are severe political and ideological
> pressures against publishing anything like that.  Scientists like
> Suzanne Steinmetz have received death threats against themselves and
> their children simply for publishing results that went against
> Feminist interests.  At the very least, anyone who published about
> anti-male bias in IQ tests could look forward to great difficulty ever
> getting another research grant.  Anyone who reviewed it favorably
> would be taking a political chance too.  So you can't just assume that
> such information would make its way into peer-reviewed journals.
> But the *information* is out there.  Credit to Leonardo
> <Leonardo_member at> in <9miftl0239r at> for the
> following:
> >  When Wechsler was developing his IQ test, he found
> >  that out of 105 tests assessing skills in solving
> >  maze-puzzles, involving the most heterogeneous
> >  populations throughout the world, 99 showed an
> >  incontrovertible male superiority. (Wechsler resolved
> >  this type of problem by eliminating all those tests
> >  that resulted in findings of significant sex
> >  differences.)

Is this true?  Is this how the IQs of men and women were "equalized"--by
throwing out 94% of the test?

No wonder the IQ tests don't correlate with things like GRE scores, which DO
correlate with brain size

John Knight

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