Re: Sexual dimoprhism in human brain...

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Sun, 19 Feb 1995 12:51:17 -0500

Poor Ruby. No, I am not claiming superiority of the male brain, and if
you re-reead the posts and the last 20 years of my published papers you
will be hard pressed to show where I have ever made such claims. Sexual
dimorphism in the brain, whether in humans, apes, monkeys, cats, rats,
etc, is a natural phenomena that probably relates to past evolutionary
pressures for behavior patterns critical to survival, mating, and child
rearing. "Superior" or "inferior" are value-laden terms that cloud issues
of relative capabilities in particular aspects of behavior, i.e.,
visuospatial integration, or symbolic parsing, or face recognition and
sensitivity to behavioral intentions, or finding nest sites, or
recognition of particular mating and territorial calls in birds (or other
animals), or... the list goes on and on. Ruby apparently wants the human
species to be exempt from biology, as I have said many many times, from
the neck up. ("The loss of two possible fig leaves...").
As for the woman-baiting ...well, Ruby, I just think you are
pathetic, and you know what you can do with femicop-ism. Ralph Holloway.
Sun, 19 Feb 1995, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> Are you implying that the asymmetry of the male brain makes it wuperior
> to the female brain? Or is this conclusion that you're sticking into the
> middle of a scientific finding another example of your woman-baiting?
> Ruby Rohrlich