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Men have higher variance than women.
In other words, the distribution for men is leptokurtic. There are extreemly smart/strong men and hopelessly retarded/weak men, whereas women tend towards the center.
This is a known fact, easily visible in higher death ratios for musculin babies and sport/science statistics, where extreem wins (or dies).
The nature is reasonably wise. The nature's base assuption in this case is: the strongest man will win over others and impregnate multiple women, whom should be in sufficient health to carry the babies. Other men, who are unlucky to be on the left side of the dispersion, can die early w/o children, it does not impact the survival chances of the race. Overall in time the humankind will become stronger.
Hope, I answered your question.
I'd like to see some of you yayhoos tell Grandmasters Judit Pulgar or Alexandra Kosteniuk or IM Irina Krush that they don't have anaylatical minds. Women play just as well as men when they chose to dedicate themselves to the game. However, most women have enough common sense (a female trait?) not to waste their time enslaved to a game. I'm appalled at the level chauvinism shown on this post. I suspect a lot of the writers believe women cannot be doctors or lawyers or or police officers either --or president.
The female brain is PHYSICALLY different to the male brain.
men might get distracted.
wast of time.
Apparently school was a wast of time for you. Don't bother posting if you're not going to contribute anything.
As for the brains being wired differently, that may be true but I think any amount of dedication completely overshadows that.
I hate to break this to you guys but basic biology regarding the difference in the brains of the two genders is wishful thinking. The human body as well as the brain in the beginning of life is by default "female". What happens is that at a certain number of weeks during the birth process, it is determined that this individual will be born a male. As such, an instruction is sent out in the mother's body to begin to release testerone into the fetus as part of the process to reprogram both the body to become a male as well as reprogram the brain to that typical of a male brain.
There is much speculation in scientific circles that there will be times that something goes wrong in the process of change from the "female" default to that of it's new assignment to one masculine. The body itself might be reprogrammed to be masculine but the mind itself is not completely reprogrammed correctly because there is not enough testosterone released for the conversion process.
This is why you will occasionally find an individual born as a male body but feeling feminine thoughts and feeling like a woman trapped in a man's body. This is just a theory and given the delicate balance during the early weeks of development it is not possible to test if this has actually been the case.
What is all this nonsense about women's brains and men's brains. These are just generalities. 'Women generally live longer than men; can multi-task better, better at nurturing, etc, etc.' We really have to be careful about general statements, as they are often proved not to apply in certain circumstances. The more I learn about men and women, the more I question some of these general assumptions. Just as we have now had to face the fact that some of the old assumptions about, for example, race is now stuff and nonsense!
I really don't believe the differences between the male and female brain are enough to warrant separate competitions for each gender. Say you have two basketball players, one 6 feet tall, and one 6'1. Either one could beat the other, even though the taller one has the advantage, it really doesn't matter much. Different 'brain types' are even less important. It's logical to have seperate competitions for physical sports, but with chess, it matters little.
As for why there are so few female chess players, I'd say it is simply because most sports are dominated by men. Yes, there are women who have distinguished themselves, but it is men who receive most of the publicity. I feel that this is misogyny not directed toward just chess players or other competitors, but rather a general attitude toward women.
And by the way, my chess teacher is a woman.
Both genders possess quote Masucline and feminine qualities ..we are both logical and emotional...it's in what ratio shining through what body...written by a female crappy new chess player that's going to eventually kick your ass:)
Why the hell did you bring up this topic again from four years ago? Please don't do this, it's really annoying.
I suppose you expect people are just going to continue the thread now, responding to people who could be dead by now etc.? Ridiculous.
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