Ask A Genius 267 – Women’s Better Judgment

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Ask A Genius 267 – Women’s Better Judgment

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

August 22, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Why do you think women have better judgment? From your analysis women that are super intelligent?

Rick Rosner: This is a risky topic to go into because you know I if I were the president of Harvard I could end up losing my job.

Yeah you suggested that there were, what’d he do, that there are more very smart men and very smart women or some crap like that?  I don’t know, he said something like that it was stupid and he lost his job. But out there one possible explanation is that women have a thicker corpus callosum and which is the cable that connects the two halves of your brain, so people like to say that, that means that women think more holistically. They think more than they have less of an action potential that’s not the right term for it. But women are less likely to take impulsive action which may be evidence of more global smartness, it may be lower levels of testosterone, it may be largely cultural that we expect more action from men than from women. It may be that the women have stronger family bonds than some men like the Polgar sisters. I think their dad is the one who got them started on chess though I’m not sure and it may be that you know that they just were led into this life of chess 24/7, which doesn’t leave time for you know drug fund and you know throwing stock stuff off the top of the Empire State Building I don’t know. It didn’t there is a theory that they’re just fewer outlying women in general than there are men but that’s the thing that got Larry Summers fired from Harvard. But without making it a general thing, you might be able to speculate there are fewer assholes who are women than guys. And but that’s where the speculation has to stop if I ever want to be president of Harvard.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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