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Damn!!..Dude has game

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DD, that actually made me think of Camille Paglia's theory about men and women and the Apollonian and Dionysian archetypes in her book Sexual Personae. She asserted that men were Apollonian (rational and orderly) while women were Dionysian (emotional and instinctual).

While not a new idea, the way she argues it is interesting to read. At least until she starts her patented "throw every pop culture trope at the wall and see if it'll stick" thing. :) Regardless, if you're into literary criticism at all, I'd recommend it. Even if it doesn't have puppets.

I have my problems with Paglia's thought and philosophy, but she's usually interesting and NEVER boring. Besides, she got me to read and enjoy Coleridge's poem Christabel. Gotta love poetry about late-18th Century Lesbian Vampires. :)

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Hmmm. Interesting.

For myself I would associate the word "flair" with gay men. "Genius", I'm not so sure about. Albert Einstein comes to mind, probably because of the recent series. "Brilliant" is thoroughly gender neutral for me.

Now curves, bell shaped or otherwise...definitely a feminine association.

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Well it's tempting to make casual observations like this but we are all subject to confirmation bias, i.e. embracing data points which reinforce our conceptions and ignoring those that suggest otherwise.

But I became interested in the lefties thing when I noticed that 9 out of the 17 people in my 4th year biochemistry class were left handed. Since only 1/9 men and 1/11 women are left-handed, I found this to be difficult to ignore, statistically.

Lefties are more likely to be "not average" - they are more common in high intelligence jobs, but also more common in prisons. They are more likely to be gay, have mental health disorders, be born with lower birth rates, cerebral palsy, autism, breast cancer, Parkinsons, etc.

As wikipedia says, most of these differences mean that left handedness should be eliminated through natural selection. But lefties have some advantages in sports and this extends to fighting and hunting, which until recently had a strong positive impact on our ability to reproduce.

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I had never heard that about lefties.

I noticed this when I was 8 or so when I went to a new school that divided the classes by ability. There were only 2 other girls in my class. There were two girls in the lowest class and only two or three boys on the middle class. I knew about survival of the fittest, so it made sense for the survival of our species that boys had more genetic variation.

As I grew I looked for more information and made more observations to prove or disprove my early theory but just about everything has confirmed my hypothesis.

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Someone say, "experimental sex"?

Whadya got in mind, DD??

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It is my very non-expert understanding that this may in fact be true. The average intelligence for men and women are about the same but the bell curve is broader for men, with more at the higher and lower ends.

This isn't just a guess.. some researchers have concluded this. The difference is more striking among left-handed individuals, where the broadening of the curve becomes much more extreme for men, but only marginally so for women.

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Lol.

DD, I can't offer an arguement to either of those observations except to say that I know which side of the curve I'm on.

Now, since nearly every woman I encounter is higher than I, I can't be sure as to whether they are in the middle or maybe more.

I'll have to wait for some of the male savants to add some perspective. That's all I got. ;^D

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I have a very controversial theory about male and female intelligence. I think women tend towards the middle of the bell curve with outliers present of course but men I think are the more experimental sex with a wider distribution at the high and low ends of IQ.

That will probably start a few conversations.

Ducking.

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Sooo women cannot have brilliant insights that display sheer genius even if these insights are presented with flair? Kinda stupid, I know what more smart women than men.

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