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(Christian Science Monitor)   Women now have higher IQ than men according to stupid sexist tests   (csmonitor.com) divider line 18
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2012-07-18 10:22:02 AM  
This has always been true.
www.usefulcharts.com


The problems are those points at the end of the graph. Some women think that because they are smarter than most men that they are smarter than all men.
 
2012-07-18 11:02:31 AM  
flowingdata.com
 
2012-07-18 11:04:15 AM  
blacksharpiemarker:

There's an interesting correlation between happiness and self-delusion too.

/Which I'm fascinated by
 
2012-07-18 11:07:00 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: This has always been true.
[www.usefulcharts.com image 486x309]


The problems are those points at the end of the graph. Some women think that because they are smarter than most men that they are smarter than all men.


Yes, but posting that chart won't get you laid, dude.
 
2012-07-18 11:12:23 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Because People in power are Stupid: This has always been true.
[www.usefulcharts.com image 486x309]


The problems are those points at the end of the graph. Some women think that because they are smarter than most men that they are smarter than all men.

Yes, but posting that chart won't get you laid, dude.


And every guy seems to think they are a few standard deviations above the mean.
 
2012-07-18 11:18:25 AM  

Carth: HotIgneous Intruder: Because People in power are Stupid: This has always been true.
[www.usefulcharts.com image 486x309]


The problems are those points at the end of the graph. Some women think that because they are smarter than most men that they are smarter than all men.

Yes, but posting that chart won't get you laid, dude.

And every guy seems to think they are a few standard deviations above the mean.


Illusory superiority - 80% of people believe they're above average...
 
2012-07-18 11:22:38 AM  

Carth: HotIgneous Intruder: Because People in power are Stupid: This has always been true.
[www.usefulcharts.com image 486x309]


The problems are those points at the end of the graph. Some women think that because they are smarter than most men that they are smarter than all men.

Yes, but posting that chart won't get you laid, dude.

And every guy seems to think they are a few standard deviations above the mean.


This is fairly typical across the spectrum of self-identification. A good example of this is how Americans consider themselves "middle class." I think the figure is 91 percent or something.
Dunning-Kruger is in strong play in the United States, for the most part.
 
2012-07-18 11:30:19 AM  
That's fantastic and I'm really happy for them. Though you would think they would be smart enough to not make so many of their decisions based on emotions and feelings, you know, rely on reality and logic more? I guess that's what men are for though.
 
2012-07-18 11:32:04 AM  
Yeah, so what?

We still make more money.

*ducks*
 
2012-07-18 11:33:04 AM  
Yet they're still not smart enough to bring a damn sandwich without being told to.

biatches
 
2012-07-18 11:38:24 AM  
Repeat.
 
2012-07-18 11:40:50 AM  
Stupid headline is stupid.

Correct usage: "Elephants are bigger than mice".
Also correct usage: "The average woman is better at X than the average man".
Incorrect usage: "Women are better than men at X". (Unless X is childbirth or breast-feeding, I guess.)

But the latter is frequently the kind of stupidity that people use to justify idiotic conclusions such as "Men are better navigators than women, therefore I should drive".

If you really want to know whether a woman is smarter than a man, you need to specify which woman and which man we're talking about.
 
2012-07-18 11:40:57 AM  
My question would be does it include Ashkenazi Jews; who as a group tend to have higher IQ scores than others? If it does that would mean:

unrealitymag.com

i.cdn.turner.com

whiteglossyundergroundboard.files.wordpress.com
are our intellectual overlords?

/I'm OK with that.
 
2012-07-18 11:42:24 AM  
While both genders' IQ scores have improved over the last century

Look, I may disagree that IQ is a particularly useful metric for anything, but at least I bothered to learn what it is before writing or discussing articles about it so that I wouldn't say stuff like the quoted bit that reveal the writer don't even have the slightest clue what IQ is.

If it doesn't average at 100 for a given testing instance for a large population, it is by definition not IQ that you're quantifying. For this reason, if average scores improve over time, you're not measuring IQ. Some other intelligence metric, sure, why not, they're more or less arbitrary anyhow. IQ? No.

HotIgneous Intruder: A good example of this is how Americans consider themselves "middle class." I think the figure is 91 percent or something.
Dunning-Kruger is in strong play in the United States, for the most part.


Um, historically the vast bulk of the US population _has_ been in the middle class. There's like 1% that are large-scale property owners to the extent that they make their money from owning things and 10% or so that produce nothing and have to subsist on social welfare of one kind or another. 91% is actually an entirely feasible number.

I mean, you could arbitrarily define it by income and say it's the middle three quintiles or something, but that would be you moving the goal posts by imposing a weird definition different from what is commonly meant by the term, and what people will typically think if you ask them about it in a survey question (self-supporting income but not self-sustaining wealth).
 
2012-07-18 11:49:15 AM  

Cymbal: That's fantastic and I'm really happy for them. Though you would think they would be smart enough to not make so many of their decisions based on emotions and feelings, you know, rely on reality and logic more? I guess that's what men are for though.


The sad thing is a lot of guys actually believe this horse shiat. Men are just as capable of being stupid, illogical, and irrational as women can be. Anybody that's actually opened a history book or gone to a Tea Party rally should know this.

People are, for the most part, glorified hairless apes, no matter their gender.
 
2012-07-18 11:53:11 AM  
To me this is a 'Duh!!!!' - My wife and daughter are two of the smartest people I know - w/ the possible exception of the wife marrying ME 24 years ago this week [Love you darling] - I won the bride lottery :-)
 
2012-07-18 12:00:58 PM  

El Freak: Cymbal: That's fantastic and I'm really happy for them. Though you would think they would be smart enough to not make so many of their decisions based on emotions and feelings, you know, rely on reality and logic more? I guess that's what men are for though.

The sad thing is a lot of guys actually believe this horse shiat. Men are just as capable of being stupid, illogical, and irrational as women can be. Anybody that's actually opened a history book or gone to a Tea Party rally should know this.

People are, for the most part, glorified hairless apes, no matter their gender.


You really believe by and large, men and women approach problem solving exactly the same? I think you meant they are both capable of logically addressing a problem and limiting emotional factors, which I agree with completely. Men are able to do it more consistently. And of course there are always exceptions and outliers.
 
2012-07-18 12:10:59 PM  

Cymbal: That's fantastic and I'm really happy for them. Though you would think they would be smart enough to not make so many of their decisions based on emotions and feelings, you know, rely on reality and logic more? I guess that's what men are for though.


Decades of feeding young males stuff like Ritalin was sure to have some impact
Yet with their alleged superior IQ many woman still lack the ability to avoid much less get out of abusive relationships.
 
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