Re: Gender gaps on the brain

Michael S. Lorrey (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 08:49:04 -0400

Spike Jones wrote:

> Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > Spike Jones wrote:
> > >
> > > I agree with Marvin Minsky: astronauts should all be women, for women
> > > have a more favorable brains to weight ratio. {8^D
> >
> > No only that but their higher body fat gives them greater resistance to motion
> > sickness.
> Yes, but Mike, for the mission I have in mind, we need a woman who really
> is nothing but skin and bones. And brains. Maybe one with an even lower
> body fat ratio than mine. After my almost 20 yrs of caloric restriction, such
> a woman may not exist. {8^D spike

For your Mars breeder mission? I'm under the impression that if a woman has too low a bodyfat they have reproductive problems, lack of ovulation, etc.


Michael S. Lorrey
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