Too good to miss

One last gem for Friday, Slashdot writes on a soon to be released report from Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Ulster University that, well, read for yourself. From the Independent:

Men are more likely to win Nobel prizes and achieve excellence simply because they are more intelligent than women, an outspoken male academic has claimed.

Richard Lynn, the emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, argues that men have larger brains and higher IQs than women, to such an extent that they are better suited to “tasks of high complexity”.

By the way, he’s referring to white men. Previous studies of his show that whites are also more intelligent than blacks.

We’ll see what the study shows, but if it’s based on many of the current methods of testing, when I was studying Psychology, my professors disdained these for the fact that most are biased toward the test developers…who just happen to be western, white, males.


Best comment, from the BBC coverage:

I scored relatively high in an IQ test when I was a child. Since then I have done many many many very very very stupid things in my life. I still wonder what that test has to do with intelligence or understanding at all.

Second best comment, from Slashdot:

Of course men are smarter. We as women have been taught all our lives that this: |———| is 7 inches.

As an FYI, I have never taken an intelligence test. I have refused to take them since I was a child. For all I know, my IQ may be that of a frog, and anything positive I have accomplished has been the result of the energy released from frustration I’ve experienced with not being able to catch a plane in the sky with my tongue.


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