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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Dose of Reality

It never fails. No matter how they hypothesize, and study, and research, and even manipulate, the "scientists" are always left scratching their heads when men and women go on being what they were born to be: male and female.

When men and women take personality tests, some of the old Mars-Venus stereotypes keep reappearing. On average, women are more cooperative, nurturing, cautious and emotionally responsive. Men tend to be more competitive, assertive, reckless and emotionally flat. Clear differences appear in early childhood and never disappear. [Why is this considered to be news?]

What’s not clear is the origin of these differences. [I could make a suggestion that has to do with our Creator and how He ordered Creation and our very dignity as Human Beings...] Evolutionary psychologists contend that these are innate traits inherited from ancient hunters and gatherers. Another school of psychologists asserts that both sexes’ personalities have been shaped by traditional social roles, and that personality differences will shrink as women spend less time nurturing children and more time in jobs outside the home.

Go the rest.

And then go read Theology of the Body, and send it to the "researchers." Maybe it will explain to them why they're scratching their rational-thinking heads and not their monkey butts.

1 comment:

jamie said...

you make me giggle sometimes. thanks. ("monkey butts.") too funny.