Antifeminist Theory: Lionel Tiger Was Right - BC Pills Alter Womens' Brains

Started by Captain Courageous, Oct 16, 2010, 12:44 PM

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Captain Courageous

Lionel Tiger Proven Right : Birth Control Pills Alter Structure of Female Brain

....a recent study in the journal Brain Research comparing the brains of women on birth control pills with brains of other women and men. When the study's authors examined high-resolution images of participants' brains, they found the women on hormones showed more matter in some areas of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with cognitive activities like decision-making.

The Brain Research study prompted breathless news reports suggesting that the pill makes you smarter. But Kinsley and Meyer point out that the brain works like a "neural beehive," and disturbing one part of the hive could impact the other. The fact that one brain region becomes larger than the next does not mean a woman on hormones is more intelligent or effective. It is also possible that her brain is going haywire. (Kinsley and Meyer actually use the word "catawampus.")

It would be good to have a drug that could make women as smart as men.  Or perhaps it would just make them even more devious and cunning in defence of their selfish sexual mating strategies.  Anyway, essential reading is the latest article from Satoshi Kanozawa : Girls are more intelligent than boys, men are more intelligent than women

As other MRAs have noted, girls don't really mature much past the age of puberty.  Or in the words of Schopenhauer :

Women are suited to being the nurses and teachers of our earliest childhood precisely because they themselves are childish, silly and short-sighted, in a word big children, their whole lives long: a kind of intermediate stage between the child and the man, who is the actual human being, 'man.'

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Captain Courageous

Birth Control Pills Shown to Alter Structure of Women's Brains
A new study explores the surprising cognitive effects of contraception

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-09/birth-control-pills-shown-alter-structure-womens-brains

Captain Courageous

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The Scientific Fundamentalist
A Look at the Hard Truths About Human Nature
by Satoshi Kanazawa

Girls Are More Intelligent Than Boys, But Men Are More Intelligent Than Women

The male advantage in general intelligence does not emerge until after puberty, because girls mature faster than boys.

In an earlier post, I discuss the new consensus in the intelligence research in the 21st century that men on average are slightly (but significantly) more intelligent than women, by about 3-5 IQ points.  However, in the same post, I also note that it is not because they are male that men are more intelligent but because they are taller.  Taller individuals are more intelligent than shorter individuals, and men just happen to be taller than women.  In fact, once we control for height, women on average are more intelligent than men.  It still remains true, however, that, without controlling for height or anything else, if you simply compare men and women, men on average are slightly more intelligent than women.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201010/girls-are-more-intelligent-boys-men-are-more-intelligent-w

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Taller individuals are more intelligent than shorter individuals [...]


This is the first time I've heard this claim; it used to be that "people believe that taller individuals are more intelligent than shorter individuals (that's why they're more likely to elect the taller guy to presidency than the shorter one by whatever margin)."
The spreading of information about the [quantum] system through the [classical] environment is ultimately responsible for the emergence of "objective reality." 

Wojciech Hubert Zurek: Decoherence, einselection, and the quantum origins of the classical

Captain Courageous


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Taller individuals are more intelligent than shorter individuals [...]


This is the first time I've heard this claim; it used to be that "people believe that taller individuals are more intelligent than shorter individuals (that's why they're more likely to elect the taller guy to presidency than the shorter one by whatever margin)."



He's Japanese. Therefore, he is short. Soooo ... these are just a bunch of unintelligent conclusions that we best ignore. Yes? No?

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