Re: (Fwd) Re: guidelines/ethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 20:31:58 -0600

> also some compelling brain research to the effect that there are
> some differences in the way each gender processes information, but no
> one has yet made a compelling case that these are significant enough
> to form a basis for gender roles.

Much as I hate to rain on your little party, there are HUGE differences
between the psychology of the two genders, resulting from their
different optimal mating strategies.

For example, the ideal mating strategy for a male is to mate with
anything that moves, while females - who can only bear a maximum of one
child per ten months and probably less - seek out either the best genes
or the best (and most faithful) provider.

Take some experimental statistics. (Rounded somewhat, since I don't
have the stats in front of me.) An attractive member of the opposite
gender asked random students the following questions:

Question Percentage answering "Yes."
Male Female
Would you go on a date with me? 50% 50%
Would you go home with me? 65% 9%
Would you have sex with me? 85% 0%

This difference is not due entirely to cultural and environmental
differences is what I'm trying to say here.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
everything I think I know.