Courtesy of Devin Pope and Justin Sydnor in the Spring 2010 Journal of Economic Perspectives, via Timothy Taylor, we have this graphic that shows, along the horizontal axis, the ratio of girls to boys in the top 5% of the NAEP reading test:
This proves what many of us have suspected all along: boys are genetically inferior when it comes to reading, at least careful reading. Their brains are not wired for words. So stop trying to make excuses for things like guys failing to understand mortgage contracts or IPCC reports on climate science. This is not a social failing; it’s because of evolutionary inheritance. Back in the cave age, males who got absorbed in reading were eaten by sabretooths or something. Pretending that biological differences don’t exist is just Political Correctness, and we know how horrible that is.