On Friday, we began looking at the ten proofs that Women are MORE "excellent" than Men.
Recall, we are using the IS definition of "excellence":
The IS definition of "excellence" is HAVE. It is completely focused on the Physical. The shortest IS definition of "excellence" is: Physical ability, ability to Boss others around, and wealthy. (Notice, the Bible warned us against valuing APPEARANCE, POWER, and WORLDLY RICHES.)
Recall, we are using the OUGHT definitions of "man" and "woman" by looking at what the Bible says. In Friday's post, we saw two direct proofs in Genesis 2:
PROOF #1. “Help meet” doesn’t mean support from an inferior. It means support from a superior. (Genesis 2:18)
PROOF #2. “Cleaving” means the woman is the stable being (superior) and the man is the variable (in need). (Genesis 2:24)
In yesterday's post, we saw two indirect proofs from Genesis 2...
PROOF #3. Women were made from a more complex and excellent raw material. (Genesis 2:21-23)
PROOF #4. God made woman second and better than man because God is about MORE. (Genesis 2:21-23)
Today, we will look at Proof #5...
WOMEN ARE MORE "EXCELLENT": PROOF 5
More and more, science is finding the differences between the brains of men and women are that women have connections that men don’t have. Essentially, men’s brains are damaged and less effective versions of women’s brains. This post will highlight two studies that show these differences.
In February of 2004, the makers of Viagra (Pfizer) gave up on creating Viagra for women, after announcing months earlier that they had been successful.
In men, arousal almost always leads to desire. Pfizer found that improving a man’s ability to achieve arousal led to increasing his desire for sex. Pfizer figured the same would be true for women. So they set about testing a drug that helps women achieve arousal.
Pfizer was able to show there was a drug that improved a woman’s ability to achieve arousal, however it had no effect on desire. Here is an excerpt from the article:
"There's a disconnect in many women between genital changes and mental changes," said Mitra Boolel, leader of Pfizer's sex research team. "This disconnect does not exist in men. Men consistently get erections in the presence of naked women and want to have sex. With women, things depend on a myriad of factors."
Women are much more complicated. Essentially, when women experience physical changes, the information goes to their brain where it stays until they make a conscious decision. This does not happen naturally for men. If one believed in evolution, you would have to believe that women evolved from men. It shows that men are made in their nature to make the physical a cause. Women are made in their nature to have the physical be an effect. (We will look at the implications of this next month.)
However, we know it is because God created women second…
Collaborative vs Competitive
In 2005, a study was done by economists in Pittsburgh. They paid men and women to add up five numbers in their heads. They were paid for each correct answer. At first the men and women worked individually. Then they competed in four person tournaments. On average, the women and men did equally well. This was a task that both were equally capable of doing and there wasn’t one sex that was better than the other.
Then, they offered everyone the choice to get paid for each sum or compete in a “winner take all” tournament. Most women declined to compete, even the ones who had done the best during the tournaments. Most men opted to compete, even the ones who had done poorly during the tournaments.
Basically, the men thrived on competition and over-rated their ability. They actively embraced the “pyramidal” structure where one person comes out on top. The women did not want to participate in this structure even when they knew they had a good chance of winning.
The women embraced an “organism” structure where everyone is valued and gets what they deserve. Collaboration is encouraged.
We saw that the Industrial Revolution introduced the pyramidal structure to our society and encouraged men to act like animals. This was the event that changed the definition of "masculinity" in our culture. Isn’t this what the world values? Isn’t this the mentality we need men to have in order to conduct wars?
What would serve us most? A system where one person wins at everyone’s expense? Or a system like a body where everyone is valued for what they do best and works together to a greater good?…something like The Meaning of Life.
Women naturally realize the value of working together and everyone being Profitable. Men naturally value one person winning at the expense of everyone else which eventually makes everyone Unprofitable.
PROOF #5. Women’s brains have more connections than men’s brains and the result is behavior that is more profitable.
Actually, the difference goes beyond the brain…