Re: COGN: Intelligence a sex-linked trait?

Kennita Watson (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 23:17:53 -0800

>> >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

I don't claim they did it on purpose or with malice aforethought.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_