Thanks for bringing that up, Max. I agree that the gender/IQ effect will likely be there. In fact, if the original commenter’s claim had been that we could expect male programmers to be slightly more intelligent, which might translate into male programmers being somewhat better than female programmers on average, then I wouldn’t have questioned it. But the actual statement was that “women in tech would be much worse programmers if there were as many women as men in tech.” Much worse? I think that’s a strong statement that needs some better evidence than what we have seen here so far.