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There is a common notion that women are better in in humanities and boys are better in maths and science. Does statistics subscribe to this? What is the reason in your opinion?

Asked by soumyen sarkar, 06 Jan '09 10:49 pm
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Women are born with better endurance and sustaining abilities compared to the overall physical superiority of men. In terms of overall intelligence, men and women are more or less equals. But due to societal suppression and many factors, women have not always matched men in fields like Chess, Maths, Science etc. But we also have exceptional exceptions like Shakuntala Devi who was a genius and Judit Polgar etc. But women have smaller frontal lobes which means they have lesser perception of place and timing orientation. That is why women make bad drivers than average men. Even in cricket and like games that require hand - eye co-ordination, women find it tough to match men. But when it comes to stuides, women have done better for decades now due to their ability to concentrate better than men. So overall the score sheet is balanced !
Answered by Govind Raj, 06 Jan '09 10:56 pm

 
  
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Emperically it seems true that males excel in math. In science the evidence does not support it. Correct me if I am wrong at least 15 women scientists have been awarded Nobel prize in science ( Curie twice ). Women's contribution in literature is well known.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 06 Jan '09 10:57 pm

 
  
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It is all illusion. There are women who are very good in math, scientist, noble prize winners etc like Madam curie, Barbara Mc Clintock etc. It all depends upon the intellectual background and the up coming environment. Those with favourable environment and resources flourish and those who cannot avail these simply trail.
Answered by mulkraj khajuria, 06 Jan '09 11:14 pm

 
  
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No substantial proof to substantiate.Its totaly on assumption.
Answered by Ashish, 06 Jan '09 10:53 pm

 
  
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Doeznt hold true with me... donno abt otherz... peace!!!
Answered by hellz angel, 06 Jan '09 10:50 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by veeravenkata satyanarayana, 06 Jan '09 10:50 pm

 
  
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