Originally Posted by noob in 89
But would these differences even have an impact outside something like the welding olympics? Sometimes, you can think of these things like sports, where people often like to invoke race: it does make a difference, but only at the highest and most rarefied levels -- so much so that for any ordinary person (high school athlete, average welder?) to worry about it would be impractical at the very least.
Actually, it tends to have the most impact in the middle of the curve and not the tails. As one curve would exist farther to the right of the origin, and 95% of all data points exist within +/- 2 SD in a standard normal distribution (which this will be), the average man is markedly superior to the average woman.
Additionally, if we accepted your logic, it would also make Englade incorrect.