brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at
Tue Jul 9 22:43:48 EST 2002

"Mark D. Morin" <mdmpsyd at> wrote in message
news:3D2ABAC5.8070308 at
> Tom Breton wrote:
> > "John Knight" <johnknight at> writes:
> >
> >
> >>"Tom Breton" <tehom at> wrote in message
> >>
> >>
> >>>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?
> >
> >
> > I reported it exactly the way it was told to me.  I consider the
> > report credible, but I have no further information, sorry.
> >
> 94% of "the test" was not discarded as "the test" had yet to be
> constructed.  In constructing the Weschler Scales, there were a lot of
> instruments considered and discarded as potential measures.  In the
> final product, are there systemic gender differences?

Why would you ask a question with such an obvious answer?  Of course there
are "systemic gender [read: sex] differences".  The biological,
physiological, physical, emotional, mental, educational, spiritual,
intellectual differences between the "genders" [read: sexes] are so
different that they're almost opposites in some features.

The data has already been referenced which shows that the 18% difference in
the average brain size of men and women, coupled with the narrow standard
deviation in the brain size of both sexes, is one WHOPPING difference.  Just
as we know that there is no overlap between the strongest woman and the
weakest (but not crippled) man, it seems impossible that there could be any
overlap between the largest female brain and the smallest male brain

John Knight

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