brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at usa.com
Tue Jul 9 02:02:52 EST 2002


"Tom Breton" <tehom at REMOVEpanNOSPAMix.com> wrote in message
news:m3eleeqf4s.fsf at panix.com...
> "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> writes:
>
> > "Tom Breton" <tehom at REMOVEpanNOSPAMix.com> wrote in message
> >
> > > But the *information* is out there.  Credit to Leonardo
> > > <Leonardo_member at newsguy.com> in <9miftl0239r at drn.newsguy.com> 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?
>
> I reported it exactly the way it was told to me.  I consider the
> report credible, but I have no further information, sorry.
>
> --
> Tom Breton at panix.com, username tehom.  http://www.panix.com/~tehom

On the contrary, thanks for possibly helping to solve a real dilemma.

It's really the only way to explain that incomes, test scores, crime rates,
and a whole host of other economic and social statistics track amazingly
well with brain size, but that IQs are way off on a tangent.

If this 94% of the test which was thrown out were to be included, the odds
are REAL good that the resulting scores would fall right into line.

However--in attempting to track down the original cite, or any other
reference to this little trick Wechsler played, there seems to be zero on
the net.  It would really be nice to see exactly what it is that he did,
wouldn't it?

Sincerely,

John Knight






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