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2012-07-16 09:12:44 PM
But they still suck at making machine gun and explosion sounds...
 
2012-07-16 09:25:36 PM
That's nice. Now iron my shirt.
 
2012-07-16 09:34:24 PM
Does this mean that they will finally figure out how to park properly?
 
2012-07-16 09:45:14 PM
 
2012-07-16 09:51:35 PM
Not saying it is or isn't true but IQ != Smart
 
2012-07-16 09:57:57 PM
This research was probably conducted by a women. And we all know women are bad at math, so...
 
2012-07-16 10:03:39 PM
Not if you don't put the pussy on a pedestal they aren't.
 
2012-07-16 10:44:22 PM
Women's brains are smaller, and that it a SCIENTIFIC FACT!!!
 
2012-07-16 11:06:40 PM
My wife is smarter than me, that's why I bought her a John Deere lawn tractor to cut the grass.
 
2012-07-16 11:06:59 PM
My wife tells me that women are smarter and men are dumb. I have no way to argue that because I am dumber and less capable of being smart.

(but she has never watched Breaking Bad).
(who's dumber now?)
 
2012-07-16 11:26:23 PM
I have no trouble believing this on average.

That said though, I'm convinced that one day, geneticists will discover an 'x-factor' gene on the y chromosome which basically shakes up the near-completed-receipe just to see what happens. Some sort of mechanism like this might explain how males seems to have a much wider spread of allowable intelligences compared with females.

/zero evidence to back me up here
//call it a hunch
 
2012-07-17 01:04:28 AM
Robert Palmer's version of this song is the best.
 
2012-07-17 01:05:29 AM
That's nice that you can multi-task. Come see me when you can manage to figure out the physics of moving a couch through a door or fitting a car into a parking spot.
 
2012-07-17 01:07:04 AM
Yes, but Camus can do-do
 
2012-07-17 01:08:49 AM
Ladies, draw a bicycle from memory and post the result. (No looking at a picture first!)
 
2012-07-17 01:08:57 AM
Interesting, comma-splicemitter.
 
2012-07-17 01:09:50 AM
"Our analysis of a large representative American sample from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health shows that this is indeed the case. In fact, once we control for height, women are slightly but significantly more intelligent than men. Further controlling for health, physical attractiveness, age, race, education, and earnings does not alter this conclusion. Height has exactly the same effect on intelligence for men and women: Each inch in height increases the IQ by about .4 point. The partial effect of height on intelligence is more than three times as strong as the partial effect of sex."

Link

/fark you I'm tall
 
2012-07-17 01:10:21 AM
The only people capable of cunning stunts are????
 
2012-07-17 01:12:01 AM
 
2012-07-17 01:12:18 AM
Marketing peeps know how smart women are, hence daytime TV.
 
2012-07-17 01:12:28 AM
Yeah well. Two words. Woods poop.
 
TWX
2012-07-17 01:12:37 AM

Fano: The only people capable of cunning stunts are????


Carmageddon II players?
 
2012-07-17 01:16:47 AM
So up until now women were dumber than men up until this year? Or is it perhaps that IQ tests were created by members in a certain segment of society that, understandably, used their own methods of thinking to test others? That this is less a measure of how much processing power a person has and more a measure of how that processing power fits into a perceived vision of what makes a person smart?

Not that anybody cares, of course. I'm here talking to nobody. Even if you're reading this, it'll either conform to your thinking and you'll go "hell yeah!" or you'll disagree and say "You're an idiot!" Ya know what, this is quickly becoming less "The IQ tests aren't a great measure of a person's intelligence" and more a "Communicating on the internet is like talking to a dog" post.

So lets do something more useful. How about turning this into a riddle thread?

Q: When is a door not a door?
--------------------------------------
A: .raja s'ti nehW
 
2012-07-17 01:17:20 AM
Let us put men and women together
See which one is smarter
Some say men, but I say no
Women run the men like a puppet show

It ain't me
It's the people that say
Men are leading the women astray
But I say, it's the women today
Smarter than the man in every way

Chorus:
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
The women are smarter that's right that's right

Little boy sit on the corner and cry
Old man come and he asked him why
He said, "I can't do what the big boys do"
The old man sat down and he cried too

It ain't me
It's the people that say
Men are leading the women astray
But I say, it's the women today
Smarter than the man in every way

Chorus:
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
The women are smarter that's right that's right

Ever since the world began
Women been banned from the ways of man
Listen boy cuz I've got a plan
Give it up, don't try and understand

It ain't me
It's the people that say
Men are leading the women astray
But I say, it's the women today
Smarter than the man in every way

Chorus:
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
The women are smarter that's right that's right

Let us put men and women together
See which one is smarter
Some say men, but I say no
Women run the men like a puppet show

It ain't me
It's the people that say
Men are leading the women astray
But I say, it's the women today
Smarter than the man in every way

Chorus:
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
That's right
The women are smarter
The women are smarter that's right that's right
 
2012-07-17 01:17:40 AM
Sounds like some scientists are desperate for poontang. Women love being told how smart they are just before you plow them.
 
2012-07-17 01:19:03 AM

karl2025: So up until now women were dumber than men up until this year? Or is it perhaps that IQ tests were created by members in a certain segment of society that, understandably, used their own methods of thinking to test others? That this is less a measure of how much processing power a person has and more a measure of how that processing power fits into a perceived vision of what makes a person smart?

Not that anybody cares, of course. I'm here talking to nobody. Even if you're reading this, it'll either conform to your thinking and you'll go "hell yeah!" or you'll disagree and say "You're an idiot!" Ya know what, this is quickly becoming less "The IQ tests aren't a great measure of a person's intelligence" and more a "Communicating on the internet is like talking to a dog" post.

So lets do something more useful. How about turning this into a riddle thread?

Q: When is a door not a door?
--------------------------------------
A: .raja s'ti nehW


Yes, but if a rooster lays an egg on a barn roof, which way does it roll?
 
2012-07-17 01:21:46 AM

karl2025: So up until now women were dumber than men up until this year? Or is it perhaps that IQ tests were created by members in a certain segment of society that, understandably, used their own methods of thinking to test others? That this is less a measure of how much processing power a person has and more a measure of how that processing power fits into a perceived vision of what makes a person smart?

Not that anybody cares, of course. I'm here talking to nobody. Even if you're reading this, it'll either conform to your thinking and you'll go "hell yeah!" or you'll disagree and say "You're an idiot!" Ya know what, this is quickly becoming less "The IQ tests aren't a great measure of a person's intelligence" and more a "Communicating on the internet is like talking to a dog" post.

So lets do something more useful. How about turning this into a riddle thread?

Q: When is a door not a door?
--------------------------------------
A: .raja s'ti nehW


Once a door quits the band, they've officially gone solo
 
2012-07-17 01:22:16 AM
Women are smarter than men. Saying anything else would be misogynistic.
 
2012-07-17 01:22:28 AM

Fano: karl2025: So up until now women were dumber than men up until this year? Or is it perhaps that IQ tests were created by members in a certain segment of society that, understandably, used their own methods of thinking to test others? That this is less a measure of how much processing power a person has and more a measure of how that processing power fits into a perceived vision of what makes a person smart?

Not that anybody cares, of course. I'm here talking to nobody. Even if you're reading this, it'll either conform to your thinking and you'll go "hell yeah!" or you'll disagree and say "You're an idiot!" Ya know what, this is quickly becoming less "The IQ tests aren't a great measure of a person's intelligence" and more a "Communicating on the internet is like talking to a dog" post.

So lets do something more useful. How about turning this into a riddle thread?

Q: When is a door not a door?
--------------------------------------
A: .raja s'ti nehW

Yes, but if a rooster lays an egg on a barn roof, which way does it roll?


Does the state allow gay bestiality marriage?
 
2012-07-17 01:24:35 AM

karl2025: So up until now women were dumber than men up until this year? Or is it perhaps that IQ tests were created by members in a certain segment of society that, understandably, used their own methods of thinking to test others? That this is less a measure of how much processing power a person has and more a measure of how that processing power fits into a perceived vision of what makes a person smart?


Sounds plausible. I'm skeptical of IQ tests to begin with. I don't know my IQ, and am not really into guys parading their IQ numbers around as if they mean anything. (It's always guys, for some reason. All I have to counter with is my ACT score, which is only meaningful in terms of college admissions. So I don't counter.) In any case, there are far too many varieties and definitions of intelligence to be measured by one multiple choice test.

Not that anybody cares, of course. I'm here talking to nobody. Even if you're reading this, it'll either conform to your thinking and you'll go "hell yeah!" or you'll disagree and say "You're an idiot!" Ya know what, this is quickly becoming less "The IQ tests aren't a great measure of a person's intelligence" and more a "Communicating on the internet is like talking to a dog" post.

It's worth questioning this sort of study. And dogs tend to be a lot more agreeable than the internet. Unless you have a pack of feral pooches, I guess, in which would describe YouTube comment threads.

So lets do something more useful. How about turning this into a riddle thread?

Q: When is a door not a door?
--------------------------------------
A: .raja s'ti nehW


[facepalm.jpg]

/By the way, yes, I do suck at parallel parking. Clearly my spatial intelligence is relatively low, especially when combined with my driving anxiety.
 
2012-07-17 01:25:36 AM
Of course statistics like this are meaningless because the difference between any two men or any two women selected at random will probably be much much bigger than the difference between the average man and the average woman.
 
2012-07-17 01:27:24 AM
It took them 100 years to tweak the test? What a bunch of idiots.
 
2012-07-17 01:28:30 AM

Enigmamf: Of course statistics like this are meaningless because the difference between any two men or any two women selected at random will probably be much much bigger than the difference between the average man and the average woman.


You are quoting the "The Bell Curve." You know who else quoted the bell curve?
 
2012-07-17 01:30:21 AM
You're only stupid if you get a joint account with Matilda.



/don't believe anything you read in the daily mail. It's a fishwrap quality news source.
 
2012-07-17 01:30:58 AM

Fano: Yes, but if a rooster lays an egg on a barn roof, which way does it roll?


Down.

i49.tinypic.com

/That is a "cock egg" in the picture.
//Really it's a hen's goof.
///See also, "fart egg."
 
2012-07-17 01:31:05 AM
Hey, no I doesn't! You give that takeback before I wit you!
 
2012-07-17 01:32:00 AM

Fano: Yes, but if a rooster lays an egg on a barn roof, which way does it roll?


It rolls down the slope.

Q: What can be seen, weighs nothing, and when put into a barrel will make the barrel lighter?
--------------------------------------------------------------------- - -----------------------------------------------
A: .eloh A
 
2012-07-17 01:32:08 AM
There are many different skills involved in what we think of as "intelligence", and many ways to test and measure them.
Using any one single test and proclaiming one person or group smarter than another is, in itself, a stupid thing to do.
 
2012-07-17 01:32:34 AM
Multitasking does not mean driving at 45 in the center lane of a 60 mph freeway and talking on the phone.

/I need a louder horn.
 
2012-07-17 01:35:11 AM
FTFA: One possible explanation is that women's lives have become more demanding as they multitask between raising a family and doing a job.

So, men don't contribute to raising their families?
 
2012-07-17 01:35:39 AM
IQ tests hold biases, and women are pretty big in the social sciences. It was only a matter of time.

Also, I wouldn't care if my sex was better or worse on average, since I'm positive I'm smarter than 90% of everyone I meet anyways :P
 
2012-07-17 01:36:13 AM
From the comments: Just more liberal propaganda...I'm fed up with the left media and their portrayals of white men as fools and idiots. Women have never been anything more than the support. Period! In some areas, women can do quite well, but the modern world as we know it was built/created by men. BTW, I am a woman who sees through the liberal BS!

- Sondra, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA, 16/7/2012 23:35

That's a whole lotta derp, right there.
 
2012-07-17 01:37:21 AM

Canton: In any case, there are far too many varieties and definitions of intelligence to be measured by one multiple choice test.


You may be interested in how far psychometrics has come on intelligence testing. None of the tests I have administered for screening feature multiple choice responses, and there is a strong trend away from language based responses into symbols, logic, spatial reasoning, etc., with a few, especially for younger children, devoid of any language except perhaps prompts. While there is great variety in definitions of intelligence and domains, there is great overlap across major theories, giving us some common elements to identify.
 
2012-07-17 01:39:11 AM
That's right, the women are smarter

At what age? In my experience, males aged 14-18 are probably the dumbest group by a long shot, most likely because their reasoning and logic is being overrun by hormones telling them to fark anything with a hole within 100 miles.

SJKebab: That said though, I'm convinced that one day, geneticists will discover an 'x-factor' gene on the y chromosome which basically shakes up the near-completed-receipe just to see what happens. Some sort of mechanism like this might explain how males seems to have a much wider spread of allowable intelligences compared with females.


My anecdotal experience seems to support this. Every stunningly intelligent person I've met has been a man (I don't just mean smart, I mean brilliant), yet when I think of the top ten people I've met in my life who could barely breathe and chew at the same time....they're all men. Whereas most women fall in a much narrower range.
 
2012-07-17 01:39:53 AM
This study suggests that women may have a higher IQ than men due to multitasking.
This may be true, since after careful observation of my female coworkers, I have noticed that they are far better at multitasking than I.
They seem to be oblivious to the fact, however, that whatever they are multitasking turns out like shiat.

Why do 10 things half-assed at the same time when you can do one thing pretty damn well? I'd rather be a dummy and have it done right the first time.
 
2012-07-17 01:45:33 AM

karl2025: Fano: Yes, but if a rooster lays an egg on a barn roof, which way does it roll?

It rolls down the slope.

Q: What can be seen, weighs nothing, and when put into a barrel will make the barrel lighter?
--------------------------------------------------------------------- - -----------------------------------------------
A: .eloh A


Roosters don't lay eggs, hoss.
 
2012-07-17 01:50:30 AM
If you cant handle ONE task without annoying me, please dont try multitasking.

/ women have to be smarter, if they were not, they would never get anything done, what with being distracted by shoes, and sale signs, and shiny objects....
 
2012-07-17 01:50:38 AM

1000 Ways to Dye: So, men don't contribute to raising their families?


Not what is being said. What is said is potential intelligence, which IQ tests are meant to quantify to some extent, may be higher in women but someone needs increased demands to help meet this potential; men have more commonly had those increased demands which may have masked lower potential intelligence. My opinion would be this is due to either increased validity over the years or a shift in bias.

Gawdzila: Using any one single test and proclaiming one person or group smarter than another is, in itself, a stupid thing to do.


I was trying to locate what instrument(s) were used to make this determination. Since this book likely did meta-analysis, there is likely to be a large variety of instruments. Now, what those instruments try to identify is an entirely different matter of discussion, but I would bet the instruments used are well-known and primarily valid which means they quantify intelligence to some extent.

DuudeStanky: Why do 10 things half-assed at the same time when you can do one thing pretty damn well?


I remember watching a video of, I believe, an MIT study on multitasking since basically every student used a laptop during classes. Several students interviewed talked about the need for laptops and how good this generation is with multitasking, but turns out the study found the better a person thought they were at multitasking the worse they tended to be. What especially struck me is I watched this in a class where without shame there were a dozen people tapping away on laptops during the video, and I knew none of them were taking notes as is.
 
2012-07-17 01:51:53 AM

Yes this is dog: That's a whole lotta derp, right there.


Look where she's from, it should be obvious it was going to be dumb.
 
2012-07-17 02:05:28 AM

SJKebab: I have no trouble believing this on average.

That said though, I'm convinced that one day, geneticists will discover an 'x-factor' gene on the y chromosome which basically shakes up the near-completed-receipe just to see what happens. Some sort of mechanism like this might explain how males seems to have a much wider spread of allowable intelligences compared with females.

/zero evidence to back me up here
//call it a hunch


i1172.photobucket.com

a single study that is apparently not being peer reviewed that conflicts with decades of previous studies does not make a fact. however...

your hunch regarding wider int for males is correct. It is called male variance. and the reason is because men have one X chromosome while women have 2. The x chromosome has a high number of genes that relate to the nervous system. female organs, including the brain, are a mixture of cells that use one or the other X chromosome. meaning that for a woman to be super smart or super dumb she has to have 2 kickass or 2 shiatty X chromosomes. Male cells use only one X chromosome so it is easier to end up super smart or super dumb if he ends up with 1 kick ass or 1 shiatty X chromosome. this results in there being 2 men for every woman with 125 IQ and 5 men for every woman with 140 IQ (IIRC). source Link
 
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