I'ts Official, Men Are More Intelligent Than Women

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    It's official, men are more intelligent than women




    Though it may seem as unbelivable to some, a recent study done by British psychologists on 24,000 students, claims that the cleverest people are much more likely to be men than women.

    The authors of a paper due to be published in the British Journal of Psychology believe that men are more intelligent than women by about five IQ points on average,and hence, are better suited for "tasks of high complexity".

    Paul Irwing and Professor Richard Lynn studied genetic differences in intelligence between the sexes to explain why many more men than women won Nobel Prizes or became chess grandmasters.

    They showed that men outnumbered women in increasing numbers as intelligence levels rise. There were twice as many with IQ scores of 125, a level typical for people with first-class degrees.

    When scores rose to 155, a level associated with genius, there were 5.5 men for every woman.

    Though, Dr Irwing, a senior lecturer in organisational psychology at Manchester University, at first felt uncomfortable with the results, he later got convinced after getting enough evidence on differences in intelligence between racial groups.

    "For personal reasons I would like to believe that men and women are equal, and broadly that's true. But over a period of time the evidence in favour of biological factors has become stronger and stronger," The Times of London quoted him as saying.

    "I have been dragged in a direction that I don't particularly like, but it would be sensible if the debate was based on what we pretty much know to be the case," he added.

    Lynn, a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Ulster, argues that the differences between the sexes is explained by a link between IQ and brain size.

    "Men have larger brains than women by about 10 per cent and larger brains confer greater brain power, so men must necessarily be on average more intelligent than women," he said.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7242_1472140,00180007.htm
     
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    If men are more intelligent than women you wouldn't have posted this....














    at least not anywhere a woman might see it. ;)
     
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    Makes me wonder what criteria were used to define "intelligence."
     
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    Maybe one of our more inteligent male members can explain it to you ! :rotflmao:
     
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    Perhaps YOU could give it a shot, dillo?

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    See a couple posts back - I posted the answer, as stated by one of the <b>men</b> that completed the study. :)
     
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    You must be crazy----I've dealt with the female gender before. :laugh:
     
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    In the sentence before that, he said there was a link between IQ and brain size. Made me wonder how they determined IQ to begin with. As for size being a causal factor in "power"....
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    Right there with you, Shattered.
     

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