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someloser
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3/30/2016 7:58:30 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
... in disparities. For example, compare men with women - you get disparities in academic performance, workplace demographics, and criminality/aggression. You can see disparities between other groups of people too.

Which would you say is behind it? One, the other, or both?
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3/30/2016 8:46:41 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/30/2016 7:58:30 AM, someloser wrote:
... in disparities. For example, compare men with women - you get disparities in academic performance, workplace demographics, and criminality/aggression. You can see disparities between other groups of people too.

Which would you say is behind it? One, the other, or both?

Between men and women? disparities in criminality and aggression I would say are due to nature and hormones. A woman only has testosterone released to signal that conception (implantation) has not taken place during a cycle and it's why we get so testy a little over midway thru our cycle, known as PMS.

If a man is taught (nurtured) to harness the power of testosterone (like thru a martial art or sport- not to suppress it and become effeminate) he can use the strength of his nature to only become aggressive for life or death situations and to also use restraint when acting criminally.

The other examples you stated, I would say are a combination of nurture and nature.