Originally Posted by Play The Man
Here is an interesting factoid concerning male ability in mathematics:
"Dr. Julian Stanley and Dr. Camilla Benbow, two American psychologists, worked with highly gifted students of both sexes. Not only did they find that the best girl never beat the best boy - they also discovered a startling sex ratio of mathematical brilliance: for every exceptional girl there were more than thirteen exceptional boys."
Larry Summers, the former president of Harvard, made a comment that there might be sex-base differences in aptitude in science and was forced to resign.
The book paints a picture of female exceptionalism in verbal skills. It even postulates that "women's intuition" is due to a larger corpus callosum, allowing the two brain hemispheres to better integrate emotional cues and information.
I felt for Mr. Summers at the time (falling victim to PC-speak retaliation), but if he was portrayed accurately in The Social Network, it might just be Karma.
Of course, the radical wymyn (and their wimpy male compatriots) would love to have us believe there is no significant difference in the sexes.