Lower IQs?

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Registered: 07-28-2010
Lower IQs?
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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:26am

Recent studies show that men are two times more likely than women to have IQs of 120 and up and thirty times more likely to have IQs of 170 and up, so most geniuses end up being men. Do you think that's why men rule the world?


I have a siamese cat who is extremely intelligent and I was looking to buy another cat of a different breed as a companion for my siamese. I was told that siamese cats usually end up dominating other breeds because they are more intelligent. The more intelligent cats dominate the less intelligent ones and that's the way it is in nature. The belief is that men dominate because they are sexist against women, but maybe it's because they are more likely to have higher IQs and so they will naturally take the lead?


I'm not trying to be sexist, I'm a woman myself but I've always wondered why all the geniuses seem to be men, why they completely dominate science and math and why all the inventions have been made by men and continue to be made by men? Youtube, google, microsoft, apple, facebook, myspace, cell phones, twitter, yahoo etc. were all invented by a bunch of guys. Are women biologically

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In reply to: audreyd2010
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 1:36am

Interesting. I have more education than Mr. Pooh, but he is the one with the stable job. I am all kinds of unemployed.


I don't think I could organize buses like he does and keep track of where they are, who drives what, etc.


I did have the pleasure of meeting the woman who was married to one of the inventors of ENIAC, one of the first computers. She said that she and the other wife did most of the work on that project... the husbands got the credit. I don't know how serious she was, but it made sense when she told me that they used to do a lot of the mathematical work at home. She had the math degree, I believe.


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In reply to: audreyd2010
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 12:38pm

I find this to be very interesting, actually.

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