Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Girls lead in Science Exam

As per the New York Times, in an international science exam given to 470,000 students in 65 nations, girls outperformed boys in most nations. Eyeballing their chart, I think girls outperformed boys in general in Eastern and Southern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Islands; while boys outperformed girls in Western and Northern Europe and the Americas.

This is only an examination, not performance in a research career.  Nevertheless, don't you think it is premature to look for (or take any findings as definitive) evolutionary or biological reasons for the current male domination in science?