Here’s a topic our politically correct culture is unable to discuss. Why are there more men than women in the top echelons of science and math? Feminists blame gender discrimination, but others like Obama’s chief economic adviser Larry Summers and professor Richard Lynn have a different idea. Richard Lynn is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Ulster. He believes that, on average, men’s brains are better at math and science than women. As you can imagine this is a controversial idea, but should it be?
As a psychologist who has dedicated his career to the study of intelligence – and, in particular, to how it differs between the sexes – I can tell you that in my academic circles these IQ figures are barely disputed.
Ever since the Frenchman Alfred Binet devised the first intelligence test in 1905, study after study has confirmed the same result. When it comes to IQ, men and women – at least once they’ve gained adulthood – simply are not equal.
Professor Lynn goes on to theorize as to why the differences exist, but the simple fact is that men and women are different. This should shock no one, unless you’re dedicated to believing a ridiculous, illogical ideology that tells you otherwise. It doesn’t mean woman are inferior. Most people are of average intelligence. How many super geniuses are there? Not many. There’s no doubt that woman are better at certain tasks as well. It should also be noted that men are more likely to be super idiots as well. This kind of frank dialogue should be encouraged in our society, but gauging from the comments in the article I don’t think that will happen. Ah, the logic and rational reasoning found amongst the super-ignorant left is a feast for the senses!
Two disgusting things about this article: the badly substantiated content and the fact that the DM allowed it to be published. As another commentator so rightly said: you can write any old drivel you like about women and get away with it. This article conveniently ‘forgets’ centuries of cultural, social, economic and physical oppression of women. We don’t start from the same start line because of all that and because we STILL live in a sexist world. Can’t believe this man is now a senior advisor to Obama. How depresssing.
– colette, Preston UK
Judging by the fact that Colette is confusing Larry Summers with Professor Lynn, it’s obvious she didn’t read the article. But her response is typical. It’s one of paranoia and an approval of censorship. As Professor Lynn points out this aversion to logic is what confronted Galileo’s theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. Larry Summers was forced to leave Harvard for pointing out the facts of a study. Political correctness is suffocating debate. It exists on both sides of the political spectrum, but it’s an epidemic on the left.