brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Shadow Dancer insomniac at winterslight.org
Sun Jul 21 02:35:19 EST 2002


"Thalamus" <zhil at online.no> wrote in message
news:oJk_8.976$Py1.18145 at news2.ulv.nextra.no...
> "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> skrev i melding
> news:ed80adae.0207201133.2a93a048 at posting.google.com...
> > Brian is most likely intelligent enough to be able to tear your STUPID
> > statement to shreds.  Your statement has nothing whatsoever to do with
> > the subject at hand, and it's in fact a misleading statement (I would
> > have said "intentionally misleading", but you don't seem to have the
> > brains to comprehend why).
> >
> > You don't seem to even comprehend what an 'average' is.  This isn't a
> > personality contest, this is a social commentary about a scientific
> > study which says NOTHING about individuals, at all.  It is ONLY about
> > the average test scores of the two sexes in various nations which
> > participated, and your continual attempts to degrade it to some kind
> > of personality contest can only be explained by a desire to sidetrack
> > the discussion (or your inability to even comprehend this point, or
> > both).
>
> Well, as long as WE know what is true, unlike the blind leading the
> blind...........................
> Yes, what that moron can't comprehend, is that the AVERAGE male/female,
> represents the MAJORITY.
> Look at the Bell-curve, and you'll see that the idots and geniouses are
the
> MINORITY.
> So, in other words, if it were DIFFERENT, then the average person would
NOT
> be representative for the population as a whole.
> So there, I've teared him a new asshole.
>
> Brian
> PS.I used BIG letters to make the matters a little easier for the retarded
> tape-worms that you're debating with.
>
>

What is really sad is when you types have to work SO damned hard to find
someone to feel solidarity with - because the vast majority of people around
you would put you in your place for your radical, archaic views.

Brian, I suggest you use some of that brainpower you claim to have and look
at how ridiculous you, John, and that Mr. August character are beginning to
sound.  Three, out of how many?  Where the majority is more than capable of
overwhelming you with solid, factual evidence, and still you refuse to buy
it?  This clearly demonstrates that (A) Either your ability to comprehend is
severely retarded, or (B) That you are SO scared of the multicultural,
multi-gender society we are developing in this world because it makes you
feel very small and insignificant.

As I said before, perhaps the three of you ought to move to an island
somewhere, where you can strut around bare-chested and pounding your pecs
over how superior you are.  At least then you wouldn't face the ridicule you
are intentionally inviting.

Lastly, to put things into perspective, I quote the great Carl Sagan from
his book, The Pale Blue Dot:
===
(Insert picture of a slice of our particular galaxy here, with a pale,
almost insignificant, dot of blue in the midst)

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone
you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being
who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering,
thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every
hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of
civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every
mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of
morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader'"
every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived here - on a mote
of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers
of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and
triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of
this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner,
how frequent their misunderstanding, how eager they are to kill one another,
how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some
privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale
light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In
our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come
from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere
else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate.
Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is
where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building
experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human
conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores
our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and
cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known

-Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994
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The Shadow Dancer





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