Some ( including insurance companies) have claimed that young men are more likely to take risks than young women. Cordelia Fine says that ” The reported gender gap in risk-taking would almost certainly narrow if researchers’ questionnaires started to include more items like: ‘How likely is it that you would bake an impressive but difficult soufflé for an important dinner party? ”
This strongly suggests – strongly ! – that she is and always has been my sock-puppet, because how could anyone real deliberately make such a stupid comparison? Making a soufflé, vs basejumpers, guys that drive 125 miles an hour when drunk, climb the Eiger, or flew a Spitfire against the Luftwaffe?
It would take congenital brain damage, heavy drugs, and neurosurgery to be that dense. Possibly generations of dysgenic selection as well. I’ve know smarter goldfish.