Women are becoming smarter than Men – Science Reviewed by Momizat on . Who is smarter, girls or boys?  According to a new research by James Flynn, a world-renowned expert on IQ testing, the answer is that women are starting to edge Who is smarter, girls or boys?  According to a new research by James Flynn, a world-renowned expert on IQ testing, the answer is that women are starting to edge Rating:
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Who is smarter, girls or boys?  According to a new research by James Flynn, a world-renowned expert on IQ testing, the answer is that women are starting to edge out their male counterparts in the brains department.

Flynn examined data from western European countries, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina and Estonia and found that for the first time in a century of testing, women are scoring higher than men on IQ examinations. Until recently, women’s scores lagged behind men’s by as much as five percent leading some scientists to claim that men were inherently more intelligent than women.

Flynn speculates that the demands put on women’s brains when they juggle work and family may have helped boost their scores. Another possibility he cites is that women have a higher potential for intelligence–which is emerging as they are given more opportunities to compete in the world outside the home.

Flynn is currently working on a book on the subject of gender and IQ and says more research needs to be done in order to fully understand the results.

In the United States, this research coincides with statistics that show women now make up more than half of college undergraduates and hold more advanced degrees than men.

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  • http://twitter.com/ZionistStan Enwerem Stanley

     Take an average man and an average woman to push your theory Mr. James Flynn.

  • http://twitter.com/ZionistStan Enwerem Stanley

    Take an average man against an average woman to push your theory  through Mr. James Flynn. Perhaps we could be expecting females in the likes of Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel and even females of the like of Mitchel de Nostradamus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mustapha.zanna.9 Mustapha Zanna

    My concern is still the issue of security,are doing enough to takle the situation ? bcos it is our collective responsibility to help our nation out of this mess.

  • fatcattactaf

    yeah more advanced degrees in art history, english, and underwater basketweaving

    try engineering majors and see how many women there are compared to men

  • Emmathommas

    You can’t take this IQ nonesense seriously. For ages, women were supposed to be less intelligent, which had to be total bolloc*s. Same sort of thing will happen on ‘race’ and this silly test results soon enough. These tests have bugger all to do with ‘intelligence’. I have always thought the claim that you can test intelligence on a two hour test was complete tosh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1062648629 Jason Lx

    IQ tests are calibrated to give an average of 100 IQ to both males / females by balancing question shown to favor females or males. this started in the 1930′s when it was discovered females scored 3 points lower on the existing tests, and it was decided this was ideologically unacceptable. 

    females were disadvantaged for education, but the tests were balanced to “prove” they had equal “scores”. Flynn used Raven’s matrices, a test calibrated against the Stanford-Binet which already had the “tweaking” for female / male scores.

    When females gained access to education equal to when males were given, of course the old “balanced” test would show them coming ahead.

    0.5 – 1.0 IQ points is well within the limits of calibrating questions which are found to favor either gender. So, there’s no “gap” because modern IQ tests are constantly recalibrated for gender-neutral results.

  • onuigbo

    The principle of use it or lose it is been established in social,cultural and ethical values. There is no doubt that given the same opportunity every human being can achieve his/her full potential. Public schools in the United States have proven that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1671793874 M Reshad Kasaeian

    James Flynn, the researcher , announced only marginal
    difference of 0.5 IQ points which is not statistically significant.
    Recently, in a lecture, he has complained that the media has “distorted”
    his findings and has “gone beyond his claims”.
    In fact this finding is a single finding among lots of other
    new researches in the past few years (esp. after 2000) that show men are
    smarter than women about 4-5 IQ points after puberty. Examples are
    findings by Richard lynn, Dr. Rushton, Dr Nyborg, etc.


  • http://www.facebook.com/zach.cord Zach Cord

    i think any anyone’s potential is limitless as long as they have a love for what their doing and the devotion to keep improving. nobody knows has the same knowledge as someone else and to say otherwise is ignorant. there’s a girl and a boy out there at this very moment that knows how to do something u don’t. does that make them smarter. no. what’s to stop me from going out tomorrow and learning the physics of a 540 kick or why a guitar makes a natural harmonic sound on one length of string and not another. are u all saying that this information is forever beyond my grasp because im not the same gender that u identify yourself as. go learn how to do something cool and stop bitching

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