Re: Genius and Y chromosomes.

Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 6 Jan 1997 20:59:33 +0000

Two points combined into one post:

In re the spatial ability discrepancy that T.O. Morrow points out, I
read a reference to an interesting study done by a cognitive
researcher who wanted to find out why that might be. He focused on
the early development of children and found that the boys were
encouraged to engage in sports that involved running, throwing and
catching while the girls were encouraged into quieter activities, and
so the women as they get older end up with lesser spatial abilities. He
predicts that as more and more girls enter into sports as young women
we will see an evening out of this discrepancy and probably better
math performance among women.

Michael Lorrey:
>Since when are SAT scores discredited Kathryn?

The SAT test has been revised so many times and the scoring system
for it weighted so many times that many in the education field
believe it has lost whatever measurement value it once claimed to
have. At any rate, open up any Princeton Review manual, and they
immediately state that the SAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc. basically measures
your ability to take a standardized test.


Kathryn Aegis