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Men are more intelligent than women, claims new study

By BEN CLERKIN & FIONA MACRAE

 

Last updated at 13:38pm on 14th September 2006

 

It is research that is guaranteed to delight men - and infuriate the women in their lives. A controversial new study has claimed that men really are more intelligent than women.

 

The study - carried out by a man - concluded that men's IQs are almost four points higher than women's.

 

British-born researcher John Philippe Rushton, who previously created a furore by suggesting intelligence is influenced by race, says the finding could explain why so few women make it to the top in the workplace.

 

He claims the 'glass ceiling' phenomenon is probably due to inferior intelligence, rather than discrimination or lack of opportunity.

 

The University of Western Ontario psychologist reached his conclusion after scrutinising the results of university aptitude tests taken by 100,000 students aged 17 and 18 of both sexes.

 

A focus on a factors such as the ability to quickly grasp a complex concept, verbal reasoning skills and creativity - some of they key ingredients of intelligence - revealed the male teenagers had IQs that were an average of 3.63 points higher. The average person has an IQ of around 100.

 

The findings, which held true for all classes and levels of parental education, overturn a 100 year consensus that men and women average the same in general mental ability. They also conflict with evidence that girls do better in school exams than boys.

 

But Prof Rushton, who was born in Bournemouth and obtained his doctorate in social psychology from the London School of Economics, argues that the faster maturing of girls leads to them outshining boys in the classroom.

 

And since almost all previous data showing an absence of difference between the sexes was gathered on schoolchildren, the gender difference could easily have been missed.

 

'It looks like up until late adolescence, the females have the advantage over males because they mature faster, which masks the underlying difference, he said.

 

Although experts have accepted that men and women differ mentally, with males averaging higher on tests of 'spatial ability' and females higher on verbal tests, it was assumed the differences averaged out, leaving no difference in overall intelligence.

 

Prof Rushton believes the differences are directly linked to brain size, with other studies showing men having slightly bigger brains than women.

 

'We know that men have larger brains, even when you take into account larger body size,' said the researcher. 'That means there are more neurons. The question is what these neurons are doing in a man - and they probably have an advantage in processing information.'

 

It is thought the difference may date back to the Stone Age, with women seeking out men who are more intelligent than them in a bid to pass on the best genes to their children.

 

'Some people have suggested it evolved because women prefer men who are more intelligent than they are for husbands,' said the professor.

 

'Just as they prefer men who are taller than them, they also prefer a male who is a little ahead of them in IQ.'

 

Critics claim Prof Rushton's results could have been skewed by the inclusion of more test results from females than form males.

 

Prof Rushton, who four years ago triggered a scientific row by claiming intelligence and behaviour are influenced by race, with blacks being more likely to be involved in crime and Asians having a greater chance of high IQs, however, stands by his results.

 

'These are unpopular conclusions,' he said. 'People should not be made to feel afraid to study controversial issues.

 

'We have the right to find the truth. One should really look at the facts.'

 

His work appears to confirm British research which showed men have bigger brains and higher IQs than women, which may explain why chess grandmasters and geniuses are more likely to be male.

 

The analyses of more than 20,000 verbal reasoning tests taken by university students from around the world revealed that women's IQs are up to five points lower than men's .

 

Women needn't feel despondent, however, as the scientists believe women can achieve just as much as men - as long as they work harder.

 

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Men are more intelligent dan women, claims new study

By BEN CLERKIN & FIONA MACRAE

Last updatid at 13:38pm on 14d Septembeh 2006

 

It is research dat is guaranteid to delite men - 'n infuriate the, uh, the women in deir libes. A controbehshul new study has claimid dat men real are more intelligent dan women. De study - carriid out by a man - conclubed dat men's IQs are almost four poits higheh dan women's. British-born researcheh Dgohn Philippe Rushton, who prebious cratid a furore by suggestigg smehts is influessd by race, uh uh uh, says the, uh uh uh, findigg cudd explain errrr, why so few women make it t' the, duh uhh, top in the, uh, the workplace. He claims de 'glass ceiligg' phenomenon is probab due t' infehior smehts, radeh dan discriminashun or lack of opportuty. De Ubehsity of Webuhstehn Ontaro psychologist reachid his conclushun affeh scrutinisigg de results of ubehsity appitude tests taken by 100,000 students agid 17 'n 18 of bod sexes. A focus on a fackors such as de abiltiby t' kick grasp a c'plex cosspt, uh, behbal reasonigg skills 'n cratibity - some of dey key iggredients of smehts - rebealid de male teenagehs had IQs dat webuhre an abehage of 3.63 poits higheh. De abehage pehson has an IQ of around 100. De findiggs, duuhhhh, which held true f' all classes 'n lebels of parental educashun, obehturn a 100 year consensus dat men 'n women abehage the, ERRRR, same in genehal minal abiltiby. Uhhh....Dey also conflict wid ebidess dat girls do betteh in school exams dan boys. But Prof Rushton, who was born in Bournemoud 'n obtainid his doctorate in social psychology from de London School of Economics, duuhhhh, argues dat the, uh uh uh, fasteh maturigg of girls leads t' dem outshinigg boys in the, errr, classroom. And siss almost all prebious data showigg an absess of diffehess betweebuhn the, ERRRR, sexes was gadehid on schoolchildren, de gendeh diffehess cudd easy habe been missed. 'It looks like up until late adolescess, the, uh uh uh, females habe de adbantage obeh males cuz dey mature fasteh, which masks de undehlyigg diffehess, he said. Aldough expehts habe acceptid dat men 'n women diffeh minal, wid males abehagigg higheh on tests of 'spashul abiltiby' 'n females higheh on behbal tests, duuhhhh, it was assumid the, uhhh, diffehesss abehagid out, uh, leabigg no diffehess in obehall smehts. Prof Rushton beliebes the, uhhh, diffehesss are direck linkid to brain size, uh uh uh, wid odeh studies showigg men habigg slite biggeh brains dan women. 'Webuh know dat men habe largeh brains, duuhhhh, eben when you take into account largeh body size, uh uh uh,' said de researcheh. 'Dat means dehe are more neurons. De kesshun is what dese neurons are doigg in a man - 'n dey probab habe an adbantage in processigg inf'mashun.' It is dought the, uhhh, diffehess may date back t' de Stone Age, uh uh uh, wid women seekigg out men who are more intelligent dan dem in a bid t' pass on de best genes t' deir children. 'Some peoble habe suggestid it ebolbid cuz women prefeh men who are more intelligent dan dey are f' husbands, duuhhhh,' said de professor. 'Dgust as dey prefeh men who are talleh dan dem, dey also prefeh a male who is alittle ahead of dem in IQ.' Kitics claim Prof Rushton's results cudd habe been skewebuhd by de inclushun of more test results from females dan f'm males. Prof Rushton, who four years ago triggehid a scientific row by claimigg smehts 'n behabiour are influessd by race, uh uh uh, wid blacks beigg more like to be inbolbid in crime 'n Asians habigg a greateh chass of high IQs, duuhhhh, duh, howebeh, stands by his results. 'Dese are unpopular conclushuns, duuhhhh,' he said. 'Peoble shudd not be made t' feel afraid t' study controbehshul issues. 'Webuh habe de rite t' find the, duh uhh, trud. One shudd real look at the, uh uh uh, facks.' His work appears t' confirm British research which showebuhd men habe biggeh brains 'n higheh IQs dan women, which may explain errrr, why chess grandmastehs 'n geniuses are more like to be male. De analyses of more dan 20,000 behbal reasonigg tests taken by ubehsity students from around the, uh, the world rebealid dat women's IQs are up t' fibe poits lowebuhr dan men's . Women needn't feel despondent, uh, duh, howebeh, as the, ERRRR, scientists beliebe women can achiebe dgust as much as men - as long as dey work hardeh.

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lol nice

 

I hate the current system of government. I think it's far too conservative and the liberals don't get enough credit for what they do. George Bush is responsible for everything wrong in this country. George Bush is the devil; Dick Cheney is his accomplice. Burn in hell.

 

in Swedish Chef dialect:

 

I hete-a zee coorrent system ooff gufernment. Um de hur de hur de hur. I theenk it's fer tuu cunserfeteefe-a und zee leeberels dun't get inuoogh credeet fur vhet zeey du. Geurge-a Boosh is respunseeble-a fur iferytheeng vrung in thees cuoontry. Bork bork bork! Geurge-a Boosh is zee defeel; Deeck Cheney is hees eccumpleece-a. Boorn in hell.

 

:lol

 

 

 

Please note that my statement was for presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect attitudes or ideals that I have.

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lol nice

 

I hate the current system of government. I think it's far too conservative and the liberals don't get enough credit for what they do. George Bush is responsible for everything wrong in this country. George Bush is the devil; Dick Cheney is his accomplice. Burn in hell.

 

in Swedish Chef dialect:

 

I hete-a zee coorrent system ooff gufernment. Um de hur de hur de hur. I theenk it's fer tuu cunserfeteefe-a und zee leeberels dun't get inuoogh credeet fur vhet zeey du. Geurge-a Boosh is respunseeble-a fur iferytheeng vrung in thees cuoontry. Bork bork bork! Geurge-a Boosh is zee defeel; Deeck Cheney is hees eccumpleece-a. Boorn in hell.

 

:lol

 

 

 

Please note that my statement was for presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect attitudes or ideals that I have.

 

 

 

Love it :lol

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