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  •  Neanderthals had larger brains than contemporary (11+ / 0-)

    human brains. Larger brains can correspond to larger bodies, and men are bigger than women. Brain size alone doesn't say anything about intelligence. A smaller brain can be more efficient.

    Any dude who wants to prove that he's smarter than a woman by pointing to the male-dominated history of philosophy is desperate to bolster his ego. If you are demonstrably smarter, you are demonstrably smarter; you don't need history to prove it.

    •  For all I know, Neans were smarter (3+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, WisVoter, forgore

      But they didnt do art, for the most part, and didnt seem to have our gift/curse for abstractions and symbols.
      "Intelligence" can mean more than one thing.

    •  Well he is from Texas--and everything is bigger in (4+ / 0-)
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      anon004, BlueZone, VA Breeze, samanthab

      Texas--including apparently douche bags and assholes.

      It was decided a long time ago, that what made a brain and it's person smart, was it's efficiency.

      If all it took was to have a bigger or heavier brain to be a genius, then the world would be run by people with encephalitis.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:48:25 AM PDT

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