Men: either very clever or really stupid
This could spark a row over the breakfast table, but recent research has found that there are more clever men than women. There are twice as many males as females in the brightest two per cent of the population.
Males scored the highest and lowest scores in all the tests
The research, however, also points out that there are twice as many males as females in the least intelligent two per cent of the country. The researchers said that they eliminated factors such as education and upbringing by comparing members of the same family. They looked at the intelligence of more than 2,500 brothers and sisters by testing them on science, maths, English and mechanical ability.
Males scored the highest and lowest scores in all the tests and also performed better in science and arithmetic.
Women occupied the middle ground and were also found to be better at languages, which is not surprising being that their tongues are continually wagging.
One theory put forward to explain the results is that men have evolved to boost their intelligence as a way of making themselves more attractive to the opposite sex. Women, however, do not need to be clever in order to reproduce.
The female developmental programme may be tilted more towards ensuring survival and enjoying the safety of the middle ground.
Maybe a gorgeous obedient woman with a moderate voice would come over as the top choice, but there aren't too many of those to spare, the variations are so wide, that, choosing a partner to some can be a nightmare and if you cock up it could become permanent.
Obviously there are exceptions to the findings, are you one of these or have you someone in mind you would point the finger at ? be kind to me or you may be deleted.
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