Intelligent Women

I was told last night that four times as many frequent Facebook users were female.

There may be an evolutionary reason. Think of humans as apes that learned to cooperate and form hunter-gatherer tribes. The females need to take care of the babies and they are not as physically powerful. They might tend to gather food and communicate with the other women. The men are stronger and hunt, but might tend to operate more directly tracking game than talking about their social concerns.

This is a hypothesis, but consider: We may have sparked our runaway intelligence because of all the interaction and thinking those women ancestors were doing millions of years ago. Male intelligence might be a side-benefit.

I’m for being smarter. Overall, it makes your life easier.