After a millennium of men spouting just the same, there’s finally documented proof that men truly are more intelligent than woman.
British-born researcher John Philippe Rushton conducted a study that concluded that men’s IQs are almost four points higher than women’s. That’s like hitting a three pointer PLUS a foul shot.
If that isn’t enough. Rushton adds insult to injury by claiming that
… the ‘glass ceiling’ phenomenon is probably due to inferior intelligence, rather than discrimination or lack of opportunity.
Doh! Talk about throwing some serious gas on the flames. I sure wouldn’t want to live in that guys neighborhood when women find out where he lives.
Personally, I think that’s going a bit too far by making a blanket statement like that. Because we all know there’s different kinds of intelligence. Like street smarts, book smarts or even common sense for that matter. I’ve known some pretty top-notch brains who could quote obscure facts they read once five years ago, but didn’t have a clue how to start an electric, push button grill.
That said, I still can’t wait to casually mention this newfound tidbit to my wife. You know, just in passing. Or even better, perhaps I’ll just keep it tucked away in my back pocket for the next time she playfully says something like, “You think you’re so smart, don’t you?”. And, of course, I’ll say, “Why yes. In fact I am.”
What I find particularly amusing is that Rushton reached his conclusion after scrutinising the results of university aptitude tests taken by 100,000 students aged 17 and 18 of both sexes. Think about it. How in the world did males, age 17-18, who’s every third thought is about sex, actually find enough time to concentrate long enough to even finish the test?
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