My friend claims that women are less clever than men because men are more famous and visible in history and science books. How can I prove him wrong?

Your friend is not that clever.With the reference to history and science, he refers to a history of division and oppression.

Also the logic is not on its side.It would be very strange if Mother nature were to deliver ‘ smart men ‘ and ‘ less clever women ‘. You can feel on your clogs that intelligence is evenly distributed across the sexes.

Right now we are living in a time when women do better at school; Currently, more women enter the university than men.

Learn to read your friend’s newspaper.And not just the football katern.

The evidence is a bit in the proposition itself.It’s simply a non-sequitur.

Apart from that, it is just that men had many more opportunities to become “famous and visible”.In many places, leaders were only male, women were expected to confine themselves to certain tasks,…

To give just a few examples: women had only since 1880-1882 legally access to the universities in Belgium (which does not mean that it was also culturally accepted let alone encouraged).From 1890 onwards, they were given access to the doctor’s and pharmacist’s profession.

In fact, there has been a lot of (controversial) research into the differences in intelligence between men and women.In general, these differences seem very small, although there are differences in specific areas. There are of course also neurological-anatomical differences between men and women who have an influence on specific tasks, but have little influence on overall intelligence. [1

Certain investigations also show that certain cases in which men are in favor disappear when socio-economic factors are taken into account. [2

It is also true that men are more inclined to ask for promotion, for example than women, so that they can be found more often in leadership positions.This is not because of their intelligence but of their attitudes.

The higher visibility of men throughout history therefore has much more to do with cultural factors than with intelligence.


[1 Sex differences in intelligence-Wikipedia

[2 sciencedirect

First give him a history lesson (hard to argue that men are smarter than women as women ages not even near the same opportunities as men)

Then prove that you are smarter, and dump him

Are unequal proof?He himself has already done so with that reasoning. Only that he never understands. So I would let him be so nice.

‘, ‘ How old is your friend actually?Does anyone over 6 years still believe such a silly kul? I think that ie you just want to take the grind.

“,” For example the history of Emmy Noether.

In many ways, because she was a woman.Quite unknown. But one of the most brilliant mathematicians ever.

Many women have had to do their work in the background, something else was not accepted before.They are therefore less famous and visible.

There are enough examples of important contributions by women to find science if you are going to seek a little better.So this has nothing to do with being smart.

If you want to tie a bit: There are, of course, many more men who have written nonsense articles, opinionated against all common sense, have held false positions or have done science fraud!

Men are indeed appearing more often in books, men are a bit of the excesses.A woman is naturally the primary task of ensuring that the little ones become big and strong, while the man goes out and tries to carry the family in terms of facilities. If extremes come in handy it is usually in men, since the task of the woman in nature was less diverse. But the dumbest people or the mentally handicapped are often also man, like the village fool. So men simply form the extremes, and then you come to the scene. But I highly doubt that it makes too much for gemmied.

Women are not necessarily dumber or smarter.However, there are differences in cognitive abilities between the two sexes. There are plenty of scientific studies demonstrating this.

“It is generally recognized that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multitasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness.It is therefore not passcodes to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics. It is not politically correct to say such things …. But It cannot be denied that there are differences between men and women. Of course, these are differences between the averages only. There are wide variations about the mean. “

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