brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
johnknight at usa.com
Fri Jul 12 21:04:28 EST 2002
"Hope Munro Smith" <hopems at mail.utexas.edu> wrote in message
news:hopems-1207022009450001 at cs6625171-151.austin.rr.com...
> In article <3d2f507c.20059553 at news.freeserve.net>,
> angilion at ypical.fsnet.co.uk (Angilion) wrote:
> > [several groups cut to avoid excessive crossposting]
> > On Fri, 12 Jul 2002 15:19:57 -0500, "Shadow Dancer"
> > <insomniac at winterslight.org> wrote:
> > [..]
> > >http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Thompson/psychsex.htm
> > >
> > >To Quote:
> > >
> > >"The most important single contribution to our knowledge of the facts
> > >case is to be found in Dr. Franklin P. Mall's paper 'On Several
> > >Characters of the Human Brain Said to Vary According to Race and Sex,
> > >Especial Reference to the Weight of the Frontal Lobe' (Am. J. of Anat.,
> > >p. 1, 1909). Dr. Mall's general conclusion is that there is as yet no
> > >reliable evidence for the variation of anatomical characters with
> > >race or sex. The belief that the brains of females differ from those of
> > >males has been widely accepted, and has been thought to be conclusive
> > >evidence of the permanent inferiority of the female mind.
> > That's obviously out of date - the general belief nowdays is that women
> > are *more* intellectually capable than men. Try reading the posts
> > John Knight was replying to, for example. Are you going to
> > counter those, or are you one of the many who think that female
> > people are innately superior to male people?
> > You are going back to 1910 for that paper. Do you think that's
> > actually relevant to today, especially in her conclusions about
> > the prevailing belief concerning which sex is mentally superior?
> Really, use of such dated material is quite puzzling.
> > As an aside, I have seen it hypothesised that brain mass correlates with
> > height. That would neatly explain the average difference in brain
> > mass between men and women (as an artefact of the average
> > difference in height) and the hypothesis sounds plausible. However,
> > I haven't seen any evidence for it. Do you have any?
> I'd be interested in hearing it as well. It would make
> sense that a larger body would need a larger brain to work
> its various systems, which again would prove that brain size
> says nothing about intelligence.
This is just about like saying: "It would make sense that a larger body
would need larger muscles to work its various systems, which again would
prove that muscle size says nothing about strength."
Do you agree that muscle size and strength are positively correlated? Then
why not brain size and intelligence?
How can SO many people believe "the sexes are equal" with SO much proof to
Men on average, versus women on average, are:
Seven percent taller.
Twice as strong.
Fifty percent heavier.
Endowed with 3 1/2 billion more brain cells (22.8 billion vs. 19.3 billion).
Forty seven points (18.5%) higher scoring in SAT Math Exams.
Seven percent higher scoring in SAT Verbal Exams.
One hundred points (42%) higher scoring in Graduate Record Exams.
Twenty two points higher scoring in Numbers & Equations. Exams.
Forty two points higher scoring in Calculus Exams.
Thirty one points higher scoring in Geometry Exams.
Thirty four points higher scoring in Physics Exams.
Fifty three points higher scoring in Mechanics Exams.
Twenty one points higher scoring in Electricity & Magnetism Exams.
Six points higher scoring in Heat Exams.
Eighteen points higher scoring Wave Phenomena Exams.
Twenty points higher scoring in Modern Physics Exams.
Thirty one points higher scoring in Advanced Math Exams.
Twenty three points higher scoring in General Science Exams.
Eleven points higher scoring in General Math Exams.
Forty percent higher scoring in hand/eye coordination contests like Olympic
Twelve percent faster in track.
More emotionally stable.
Forty two precent greater income earners overall.
Sixty seven percent greater income earners in sales positions.
Responsible for 90% of average family incomes (California Senate Task Force
on Family Equity).
More than one hundred percent of IRS Personal Income Tax Payees.
Less than 10% of federal social/welfare beneficiaries.
Ninety four percent of the prison population.
Perpetrators of less than half of serious crimes.
94% of child support collection efforts.
Pay more and
Are twice as likely to pay the "child support" ordered.
Acquitted one ninth as often for the same crime.
Sentenced 3 times as long for the same crime.
Less than 1% of harassment and discrimination lawsuits against their
Recipients of less than 10% of "family leave benefits".
Expected to live seven years shorter.
One third of Social Security recipients.
Eighty percent of murder victims, with no "Violence Against Men Act" to
Sixty percent of violent crime victims.
Five times more likely to commit suicide.
Sole initiators of 27% of domestic violence.
Perpetrators of 46% of "severe" domestic violence.
One fourth as likely to file for divorce.
Custodial parents of less than 4% of children of divorce.
One eighth as likely to kill their children.
One eighth as likely to abuse their children.
Holders of less than 35% of the nation's wealth (Fortune Magazine).
Systemically discriminated against by law through affirmative action.
Forty seven percent of the nation's voters.
Ninety seven percent of "Noted American Cartoonists".
Ninety seven percent of "Noted Business Leaders, Industrialists, &
Seventy eight percent of "Noted Personalities".
Eighty six percent of winners of "The Springdarn Medal" by the NAACP.
Ninety nine percent of "National Inventors' Hall of Fame".
Eighty five percent of Computer Science Doctorates.
Ninety nine point nine percent of America's 524,732 battle deaths.
One hundred percent of "National Aviation Hall of Fame".
One hundred percent of "National Baseball Hall of Fame".
One hundred percent of "College Football Hall of Fame".
One hundred percent of "Pro Football Hall of Fame".
One hundred percent of "National Basketball Association Champions".
One hundred percent of "National Hockey League Yearly Trophy Winners".
One hundred percent of "American Bowling Congress Champions".
One hundred percent of "World Boxing Title Holders".
One hundred percent of "World Wrestling Championships".
One hundred percent of "Kentucky Derby Winners".
One hundred percent of "Tour de France Winners".
One hundred percent of "Harness Racing Records".
One hundred percent of "Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Winners".
One hundred percent of "US Open Championships" in golf.
One hundred percent of "Indianapolis 500" auto racing winners.
One hundred percent of "World Gran Prix Driver Champions".
One hundred percent of "America's Cup Record" in yachting.
One hundred percent of "World Champions in Chess".
One hundred percent of "US Champions in Chess".
One hundred percent of Fortune 500 Corporations' CEOs.
One hundred percent of US presidents.
One hundred percent of the authors of constitutions.
One hundred percent of the original disciples of world religions.
One hundred percent of "Poets Laureate of England".
One hundred percent of "Enrico Fermi Award Winners".
One hundred percent of "Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in
Ninety percent of "Bollingen Prize in Poetry Winners".
Ninety nine point seven percent of "Nobel Prize in Physics" winners.
Ninety nine percent of "Nobel Prize in Chemistry" winners.
Ninety six percent of "Nobel Prize for Medicine" winners*.
One hundred percent of "Nobel Prize for Economic Science" winners.
Ninety eight (oops, ninety three, oops ninety) percent of "Nobel Prize in
Ninety five percent of "Nobel Peace Prize" winners.
One hundred percent of "Pulitzer Prize for News Photography" winners.
Ninety six percent of "Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting" winnners.
One hundred percent of Navy SEALS.
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