Sunday, May 9, 2010

Professor argues that men are more intelligent than women

Professor Richard Lynn is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Ulster. He has spent his career studying intelligence in men and women. According to Prof. Lynn, "one of the main reasons why there are not more female science professors or chief executives or Cabinet ministers is that, on average, men are more intelligent than women...

For not only is the average man more intelligent than the average woman but also a clear and rather startling imbalance emerges between the sexes at the high levels of intelligence that the most demanding jobs require.

For instance, at the near-genius level (an IQ of 145), brilliant men outnumber brilliant women by 8 to one. That's statistics, not a psychologist who has dedicated his career to the study of intelligence - and, in particular, to how it differs between the sexes - I can tell you that in my academic circles these IQ figures are barely disputed."

An interesting article.

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