Thursday, 10 July 2008

ASBO Jesus Discussion Starter 506


Hmm...

3 comments:

Free to think, Free to believe said...

Well, just on the off chance you want the science.... If not then delete comment as appropriate...

If as a teenager you develop early then you will have a higher verbal fluency capacity - English/languages...
If as a teenager you develop later then you will have a higher visio-spatial capacity - maths, engineering...

The age of maturing is determined, mostly, by hormones - girls tend to develop earlier than boys - and so the 'gifts' spread out unequally but not exclusively throughout the genders.

Does this mean that we value one over another for leadership roles or that we want to be able to draw from both types of brain?

In fact I think this whole debate is spurious - shouldn't we 'judge' folk on their character?

I'd be interested to see if this starts or finishes any debate...

Bishop Alan Wilson said...

I'd not heard this put quite this way before, but it sounds really interesting. I also thnk I observe that leadership attitudes and skills can be acquired, so along with brain based ablity and character, I'd add something about learnng and experience. Thanks for a great an very succinct thought...

Free to think, Free to believe said...

Well there is the huge factor in experience, for examples; mothers talk most to their daughters and boys aren't supposed to cry if they bang their knee...

Again - nothing predetermines a good leader more than the other but the differences in upbringing will make a difference in how someone develops (acceptance/rejection of norms - but only of norms as presented within society...)...

And society treats everybody differently according to their gender. I can only hope that this shows how muddy these waters really are.

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