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Unfair Physics by Boys Peeing Puts Girls at a Learning Disadvantage

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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: Capriciousengineofwar
They actually are serious, but they also fully understood how their notion would be taken.

It’s with some trepidation that we commit this to print. We know that some people won’t take us seriously; indeed, we might even be accused of taking the piss.


Their point is that boys develop an understanding of one aspect of physics (ballistics) through practice beginning at a very early age.

In particular, the largest gaps in performance between girls and boys arise in questions that involve projectile motion – things that have been thrown, kicked, fired, etc. On some projectile questions, we’ve seen only around one-third of girls answer correctly, compared to two-thirds of boys.


The concern is the disproportionate success rate of males in the sciences. Perhaps a slight change in curriculum could change girl's appreciation of science.

However, we can make a change: it’s not necessary for physics curricula to begin with projectile motion. Other topics, such as energy conservation, which is more central to physics, could be taught first instead.



As a male, I learned about ballistics at a very early age. My mother was very impressed. She told me so. Except when I missed.



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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 11:15 PM
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As a male, I learned about ballistics at a very early age. My mother was impressed. She told me so.

Many girls were impressed with me. They told me so.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Heh.
See edit.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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What a load of bollocks! I studied mechanical engineering (long time ago) and my daughter recently got an A in her physics Higher, and neither of us pee standing up. Your ability and interest in physics/engineering comes from how your brain is wired up/how logical a thinker you are and whether you find that type of science interesting.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

It's a joke, relax. The OP took the joke seriously.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:06 AM
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Do you think girls, in general, are "wired' less toward the sciences than boys?
Because that's more what the article is about.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:07 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: CthulhuMythos
Do you think girls, in general, are "wired' less toward the sciences than boys?
Because that's more what the article is about.


What do you think about those girls who aim better than the boys?



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

They throw like girls.

Seriously, it could be that girls who participate in ball sports at early ages do better in early science classes. PhD thesis?

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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Deaf Alien

They throw like girls.

So the conservatives throw girlier than girls?

(I think I'll quit while I am ahead.)



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Per usual, I elaborated.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:12 AM
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Seriously, it could be that girls who participate in ball sports at early ages do better in early science classes.

They can kick a mean kick. Just watch soccer for example.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:12 AM
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Wouldn't you think that has more to do with what are traditionally more male hobbies like throwing a ball, shooting, etc. than peeing?

Either way, interesting idea. Are they saying it's kind of like how video games sort of passively increase spacial awareness?

Thank you penis, for contributing. It's really the least you could do.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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Thank you penis

Thank you Dodo1 for contributing.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:15 AM
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Wouldn't you think that has more to do with what are traditionally more male hobbies like throwing a ball, shooting, etc. than peeing?
See a more recent post. But, you know, I actually do remember consciously observing various aspects of peeing when I was very young. Not just ballistics, fluid dynamics.


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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:21 AM
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Not just ballistics, fluid dynamics.

I love to observe the fluid dynamics of women, especially their jiggling of their boobs. Wait is that word offensive?



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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I pee sitting down. It's a toilet SEAT, not a toilet stand-over-and-stare-at-it-smell-hole, and besides, I'm quite lazy.

And Mother said I could pee any way I wanted.

So I guess, no physics trophy for me



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: badw0lf

Sissy.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

No jiggling is not an offensive word.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: badw0lf

Sissy.


*pokes tongue out*

*runs inside*



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 01:29 AM
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By the scientist's "logic" wouldn't it also mean that decades of tampons, pads, and bras give an unfair advantage over the development of spacial reasoning?




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