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Old 08-27-2005, 05:50 AM   #16
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That probably should read strictly and if I was so inclined I could make a jibe about "Chimpy in the White House"

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Old 08-27-2005, 05:53 AM   #17
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What self-restraint on your part.

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Old 08-27-2005, 06:35 AM   #18
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Yeah, right, men are smarter than women.
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Old 08-27-2005, 06:37 AM   #19
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Let's throw another curve into this. How much is genius is associated with youth--say young adults 20-40. Seems to fall off after that age.
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Old 08-27-2005, 08:03 AM   #20
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This is pretty ridiculous, considering individual human intellect isn't based on averages. There's plenty of dumb people of both sexes, including, apparently, the authors of this study.

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Old 08-27-2005, 08:33 AM   #21
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I'd be interested to see the actual article as they make some fairly big conclusions based on a study which investigated just a student population.

I can't really see how they can conclude that men are on average more intelligent than women when they have not studied a range of people from the entire population, but rather people with a more academic background.

This study appears to have more holes in it than a string vest.

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:14 PM   #22
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I find it funny when people say one gender is better or smarter or whatever than the other at something.

It's very simple:

There's guys who are smart, and guys who aren't.
There's girls who are smart, and girls who aren't.

And there's different kinds of smarts-book smarts, street smarts, emotional factors, practical factors, etc. Some people of both genders lean more towards one kind of intelligence than another, and some people from both genders are more emotional than practical, and vice versa.

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Old 08-27-2005, 06:59 PM   #23
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I suspect that this is nothing more than another one of those flawed studies that will end up on the rubbish heap of scientific history.

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Old 08-28-2005, 12:06 AM   #24
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I just hate how the media uncritically reports 'studies' every single day on every conceivable subject, and I'm not knowledgeble enough to know if the fault lies with a clueless media or with very savvy marketing by cynical scientists. I just don't know, but I hate it.

You know the stuff, studies prove tomatoes cause cancer, no wait, tomatoes prevent cancer, oh nevermind. Or, studies show new wonder cancer vaccine (to reach the market in fifteen or twenty years time, promptly never heard of ever again).

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