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Old 2020-10-11, 09:16   #23
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There was a girl in our class when we were in 8th grade who wasn't fat, nor big, she just looked normal (in fact she looked gorgeous! or that's what the boys in the class at the time were thinking), who could beat all boys in the class at skanderbeg. I mean ALL boys, me included (I was not the "strongest" in the class, but I was on the "strong" side).

The karate club I was practicing (for 12 years) during my studency and later youth had few girls and women (it had many, but only few of them had the characteristic in discussion) who easily could swipe the floor of all the dojo with 95% of the male "inhabitants".

During our university time we met some girls/women/female colleagues who we still classify in our personal hierarchy as "some of the most intelligent/clever/smart people we ever met", which put them above 98% of our male friends.

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Old 2020-10-11, 09:27   #24
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From what I have seen, men are also ahead of women in mind sports (Chess, Go, Scrabble, Sudoku, etc.).

That can't be because of biomechanical differences. Can it?
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Old 2020-10-11, 13:31   #25
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From what I have seen, men are also ahead of women in mind sports (Chess, Go, Scrabble, Sudoku, etc.).

That can't be because of biomechanical differences. Can it?
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"Geniuses are made, not born," was László's thesis.
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Old 2020-10-11, 13:44   #26
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From what I have seen, men are also ahead of women in mind sports (Chess, Go, Scrabble, Sudoku, etc.).

That can't be because of biomechanical differences. Can it?
I am an active player in our national Scrabble association, and according to the current SCRELO (Scrabble ELO) ratings, there is a female high school teacher in the #1 spot. (However, I must admit, there is only one other woman in the top 10)

BUT,
I have heard that women's brains think differently in the area of spatial visualisation and orientation (that could be the reason why it's usually a man who builds the IKEA bed and ends up looking for missing screw 184 ). There could be a lot more differences in the brain caused by different evolutionary needs of men and women - there are, for sure, but I have only remembered this one.
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Old 2020-10-11, 13:45   #27
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And they also drink more Port Wine than males, clear example here at home. I’m clear in disadvantage.
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Women want to play smash-mouth pro football here in the U.S. I say, let them have at it. Besides, the precedent has already been set, the WNBA.
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