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Re: CHAT: gender of conlangers

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Sunday, September 27, 1998, 4:08
Baba wrote:

> The truth is that a persons' "Brain Sex" is likely to be mixed and few, if > any folk, have a 100% "male" or "female" brain. Thus, when it comes to > excellent language skills, all CONLANGERS probably have "female" brains :-).
I still find this to be a little odd reasoning. My experience is that there is no relationship between skills/abilities and sexual nature. I can think of lots of females in my highschool who were mathematically and/or scientifically inclined, though not particularly speech inclined. There were also many males who were very adept with speech skills, and this phenomenon holds to such an extent that one would have to have some pretty hefty data on the nature of sex and gender before one could posit some sort of connection between that and other faculties in the brain. I do say, though, that it is probably a better thing to say that all people are fairly well mixed brainwise, which is in my mind in total agreement with what I have written above. ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." We look at [the Tao], and do not see it; Its name is the Invisible. - Lao Tsu, _Tao Te Ching_ Nature is wont to hide herself. - Herakleitos ========================================================