Friday, September 7

Men on the Edge

"Men go to extremes more than women. It’s true not just with IQ but also with other things, even height: The male distribution of height is flatter, with more really tall and really short men." - from the essay "Is There Anything Good About Men?" by Roy F. Baumeister

It's all good, imho. Baumeister recognizes the gender "good" via a historical perspective in this essay. His ideas offer some explanation for the seeming powerlessness of women throughout world history and redefines the concept of power. A good mid-day brain snack for us all.