Re: Genius -- the evidence

Kathryn Aegis (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 22:29:52 +0000

Eliezer Yudkowsky:
>My response is, as always, "Insufficient Data". I acknowledge that
>there are major, evolved, emotional differences between the sexes,
>although not necessarily ones that could not be overcome by upbringing.
>In fact, I seem to recall running through several case histories of
>feminized boys and androgenized women, some of which were (as far as
>known) upbringing-induced and not a testosterone imbanance.

You claim over and over again to be some kind of genius. Well, now
it is time for me to take off my gloves and tell you that you are now
speaking 'genius' to 'genius' (according to my IQ and your assertion).

Your above statement is one of the most unlearned, unsubstantiated, out-moded
bits of tripe I've read in a long time, and I would thank you in the
future to actually cite these studies you claim to have read. The fields of
psychiatry and social psychology are challenging the very instruments
through which 'gender' is measured [Handel/Salit 1985, et al], and the
Kinsey Sex Institute Report has made unequivocal medical statements
regarding persons who do not conform to biological gender stereotypes
[pp. 374-76].

You and Lyle can continue to pat each other on the back regarding how
smart each of you are, but it you are going to present opinion in the
guise of erudite statement, I suggest that you do your homework
first. As humans continue to evolve and more persons score as
androgynes on the Bem Sex Instrument, it becomes increasingly useless
to cling to outdated studies and memes.


Kathryn Aegis