Which Sex is Smarter, Male or Female

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  1. RealityTalk profile image59
    RealityTalkposted 5 years ago

    Which Sex is Smarter, Male or Female

    I know this is a dangerous question to ask, but what would life be like if we always played it safe.  So tell us, in as many or as few words as you think necessary, what is your answer.  And explain your answer.  And back your answer with examples, testimony, facts, proofs or whatever legitimizes your answer.  But remember we all know someone of the opposite sex and they may read what you write.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Well, in my opinion it depends on who you are going to ask, and secondly it depends on where you are talking to a married person and the spouse is nearby.

    If both are really smart, they will decline to answer the question, as I am doing.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There YOU go!

    2. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is playing it safe, Larry.  But as a married man of 20 years; a man on his second marriage (my wife says, "final marriage"); and a man who has lived 56 years; I cannot disagreed with a word you wrote.

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      Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I am on my first and last marriage that has lasted 33 years thus far and I am almost 62. Some questions have no definite answer and hence should often be avoided.

    4. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Larry, I could not let pass congratulating you on 33 years of your first & only marriage.  These days it is easy to end such relationships & start anew.  I applaud you & your wife; & a special contrats for making the right choice the

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      Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      RalityTalk:
      Thank you for your kind words. Marrying my wife was the smartest thing I ever did or will ever do.

  3. jabelufiroz profile image67
    jabelufirozposted 5 years ago

    Generally males have more spacial sense while women are more perceptive, however, this is primarily a result of nurture as opposed to being male or female. The corpus callosum which regulates transmissions between left and right brains are larger in women, so women are generally more dexterous and better at multitasking, while men have more grey matter which is related to muscle control and the senses. Men generally have larger brains, however this in no way impacts intelligence. IQ tests have favored both men and women and are generally subjective as to judge intelligence.
    It's impossible to judge by the number of male and female intellectuals as in most countries women haven't been allowed the vote until this past century and have been conditioned for centuries previous to take a more passive knowledgeable role. In general both sexes are capable of the same mental processing and neither is de facto 'smarter'.

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A nice intellectual analysis.

  4. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    No one gender have preeminence in terms of intelligence.  There are highly intelligent men and women and there are men and women who are well......quite intellectually challenged.   Intelligence is not based upon gender but is quite individual based upon genetic and environmental factors such as the educational and intelligence level of the parents, the quality of education he/she receives during his/her formative years, and how curious and intellectually adventurous he/she is. People who are curious and adventurous about learning are usually more intellectually acute than those who purportedly stop learning after they have completed their education.

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good points.

  5. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    Statistically speaking, and across all regional, linguistic and socio-economic strata, there is no appreciable difference in *overall* intelligence between males and females. 

    There are different developmental rates and milestones, and some evidence to support a gender differential in various and sundry aspects of intelligence, but remember too, that for every generality (or stereotype) there exist definite and remarkable outliers.

    But, at the composite level, and the macro scale, as far as intelligence is concerned, men and women were and are created equal.

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Statistics lie.  But, I understand & appreciate your point.

  6. taburkett profile image58
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    This question is too ambiguous.
    Since records have not been collected for every individual who has lived on this earth, it is impossible to identify their "smarts" by sex. 
    Therefore; it is impossible to identify any real answer for your question.
    However, I believe the correct answer is neither.
    Individuals of both sexes make mistakes because neither sex is perfect.
    Therefore, neither is smarter.
    History has shown that some individuals of both sexes possessed an ability to achieve greater tasks than others.
    Currently there are some of both sexes that appear to be smarter, although some of this is simply hard work.

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My wife would be the first to admit I am far from perfect.  I the same about my wife. lol.  But we respect each others "smarts" for varying things we say & do.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    It's impossible to judge by the number of male and female intellectuals as in most countries women haven't been allowed the vote until this past century and have been conditioned for centuries previous to take a more passive knowledgeable role. In general both sexes are capable of the same mental processing and neither is de facto 'smarter'.

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good point.  If an analysis was to be fairly made, it would have to be amongst a group of men & women with equal opportunity & standing in culture.

  8. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 5 years ago

    Neither - both sexes compliment each other.

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.

  9. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    RT......Trying to get us to incriminate ourselves, are you?  LOL.....your question isn't as difficult to answer, as it may seem, at first. 
    Your question is broad, which gives me wiggle room, RT......"Smarter," doesn't have to mean, IN GENERAL.  Within a group of both men and women, it would be quite simple to find an abundance of intelligence, I.Q. data and impressive resumes, scattered amongst them.  Throughout history, there is an endless list of genius individuals of both sexes. 
    As "humans," we share a treasure of similarities.....yet, when we're separated as men or women, the differences abound.  We ARE wired selectively...as male or female.  Surely there's little argument for this fact!
    Whether it's been a perfect plot, from day one....or it just appears that way......I can't help but believe that the male and female brains are simply meant to WORK TOGETHER.....as in.....interchanging the strengths and weaknesses.....and combining "smarts," for the perfect result.   
    I would caution the general population to reserve judgement on this specific question.......unless and until, we can compare results on an even playing field.
    For Centuries, our male-dominated world, has not paid a fraction of attention to women and their BRAINS......as has been undeniably so, for men. 
    That's my answer RT.  ...and thanks for the question!

    1. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      YOU are smart!  You read me well. lol.  I just thought it would be fun to pose the question and see what answers flowed therefrom.  I expected most to play it safe, but I hoped for some fun.  40 years ago, answers would have been divided by sex.

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the nice compliment......It took me a very bumpy ride on a long and winding, rough road.......to FINALLY SMARTEN UP.....and I'm sure you know what I mean!!   smile

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