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24-10-2009
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Why do people insist that the existence of exceptions disproves general trends? Nobody would proclaim that jumping off of bridges is safe merely because many people do indeed survive the experience; some even survive losing games of Russian Roulette. But let there be one exception to a behavioural rule, and suddenly people want to claim that the rule is "disproven".
As long as there are wider differences within each group of "men" and "women" (as a matter of fact there is no distinct line between the sexes) you can't make sweeping generalizations about the differences between them.

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Cross-cultural studies
..and what does cultural studies say about biology and genes?

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and primate studies
Humans may be primates, but we are also so much more than that, that's why we are the dominant species on the planet, and not, say, gorillas. Therefore you can't make assumptions about humans based on studies of chimps.

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keep showing the exact same differences over and over, so the evidence is that they ARE due primarily to biology.
Do you have any links to studies/papers about this?

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The flat strikes back (guardian.co.uk):
Interesting article

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