Re: COGN: Intelligence a sex-linked trait?

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 18:49:50 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Kennita Watson wrote:

> >It seems we have problems at defining intelligence. If we use some
> >standard metric, like IQ, SAT or whatever (we still haven't heard any
> >definitive numbers), somebody might argument that these metrics are not
> >gender-neutral.
> Might this perhaps be because men defined the metrics (and wrote the
> tests)?

This is exactly the kind of thinking I was talking about. I very much
doubt those tests (whiche were probably crafted by men, allright) were
designed to make women look bad. (Ok, just because you're paranoid it
doesn't mean they are really not after you -- but this _does_ sound

> Kennita