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In the end I think it came out that the original poster was just kind of being a jerk. He titled the discussion Women and Sex, and although everyone in the Philosophy of Science
list assumed from his initial question that he meant Gender and Intelligence, it slowly became clear form his comments that Women and Sex were really all he wanted to discuss. However, the answers that others gave along the way were though provoking. Some explored the difference between sex and gender, others discussed categorization in general (some rejecting the validity of sexual, biological categorization). This was my rely (My reply was meant to both comment on the subject and address the idot.):
I agree that the question is useless in general (or at least as posed in this board), but there are some interesting answers and if what you are concerned about is educational intervention or the politics of gender discrimination, they are very useful. In a paper I worked on a few years ago, we found literature that falls on both sides...
As a group (again we all know this does not necessarily apply when to any two individuals are compared)
Boys in grade school & beyond do better on standardized tests.
Girls in grade school & beyond have better report card grades overall.
Men seem to process information (especially math concepts) more quickly.
Women seem to consider things more carefully and in depth.
Boys seem to answer more questions correctly in class (of course teachers are also more likely to call on them).
Girls complete and score higher on more in class assignments.
Women are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, earn bachelor's degrees and master's degrees.
Men are more likely to get a PhD.
and here's the big one...
Men over over-represented at the top of the IQ scale (which keep in mind is a standardized test)( Read more...Collapse )To Hear
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