Posted by shellie on February 18, 2001, at 0:30:21
In reply to All seriousness aside.......Caution Advised, posted by shar on February 17, 2001, at 23:48:57
> Secondly, it is thin ice to take an observed physical difference, and draw from it differences in abilities, or psychology. Those things really do take carefully controlled and well-designed research studies for validation.
I think there are many carefully controlled and well-designed research studies that show there is a difference in the type of abilities and traits of men and women. You can't get a much better control group than the high testosterone girls.
Areas of activity in the brain are also being quantified while girls and boys are doing specific activities, and in many tasks there is a significant difference (significant in statistical terms) in the brain activity of girls and boys.
I have been amazed in working with kids, how early the difference manifests itself. I'm talking about one year olds (who I see many of). Even with the liberal parents banning guns from their house, most boys create guns out of sticks or whatever. Girls rarely do. That's why I think the possibity of a peaceful world will never happen. Because those little boys that pick up sticks and pretend they're guns grow up and create wars. If women were in power, I'd have more hope. Shellie