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posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Ummm,first, let me start out by stating that I am a male. Secondly, let me just say that I think this survey or whatever it was is total garbage. All one has to do is look at a high school's A and B honor roll to know that females, at least academically, tend to be much smarter than males. The ratio is something like 3:1 or possibly 4:1 in favor of females. I mean, come on,guys...deep down you know it...women are smarter. P.S: They have proven over and over and over again that brain size has no relevance on intelligence.


Sorry dude, but this tactic is not going to get you any chicks. Now tell us what you really think.




posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:10 PM
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Before the ladies in the house tear me a new one, the above was a joke, thanks.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
Before the ladies in the house tear me a new one, the above was a joke, thanks.





posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Ummmm, well, the first thing that tells me that it's a distortion, at the very least, is because it tries to link brain size with intelligence. There is no indication, none, that brain size has anything at all to do with intelligence. Secondly, I graduated high school in 1997...I don't remember females getting a "preferred" status treatment in my school. Yet, month in and month out they creamed us males as far as academics were concerned. Now, I'm sure every school is different...but every town I have been to, when one looks at the local A-B honor roll listings, females generally outnumber males.

[edit on 11-9-2006 by SpeakerofTruth]
I agree this study sounds like crap. But the UK study actually made sense and came up with the same conclusion.

Also, I highly suggest you read "The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men" by Christina Hoff Sommers, Ph.d. Even if you do think women are smarter than men for whatever reason, I think this book will be a big eye-opener for you.

[edit on 9/11/2006 by The Crow]



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by The Crow
I agree this study sounds like crap. But the UK study actually made sense and came up with the same conclusion.

Also, I highly suggest you read "The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men" by Christina Hoff Sommers, Ph.d. Even if you do think women are smarter than men for whatever reason, I think this book will be a big eye-opener for you.

[edit on 9/11/2006 by The Crow]


Oh, don't get me wrong,Crow, feminism has certainly hurt this country. The girls of the younger generation know it that's why feminism is not anywhere near as popular as it was say, even 30 years ago. I'm not disagreeing with you 100%; I'm only disagreeing with you about 60%.
You certainly have a point,bud.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:21 PM
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I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but the link is to Pravda, which is slightly less reliable that World Weekly News.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but the link is to Pravda, which is slightly less reliable that World Weekly News.


I'm not sure if you've read the replies before yours, but this has already been noted several times.






EDIT: "If", "of", it's all the same...

[edit on 2006-9-11 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by dawnstar
well, let's see.....

I can bag up the trash and get it to the trash can all by myself, my husband will always be asking me for help....
I can change a light bulb all by myself.....my husband........
litter box....same thing...


And this is proof that men aren't as smart as women? To the contrary, this is absolute proof of the intellectual superiority of men. Just read the statement.

As far as I am concerned, dawnstar's husband has, through his brilliant ploy, gotten out of taking out the trash, changing light bulbs, the kitty litter or, it would seem, any other chore that he has deemed to be undesirable........brilliant fellow.....simply brilliant.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by The Crow
You're going to attack this study and then use the high school honor roll to support your view? Nice.

I don't know if realize that studies have proven time and time again that academia tends to favor women much more than men these days. That's why so many boys are failing out of shcool, they don't receive as much help as girls do. There was an interesting article about this in Newsweek recently. Feminism is partly the problem.

[edit on 9/11/2006 by The Crow]


Well that is exactly it....look at how many who receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid for college are females.

There are as many deserving young men who dont receive all these scholarships or financial aid.

In my state if the student is a mother of 2 or more...all her schooling is free.

One of the big reasons for this is, to qualify, you have to 1. do things for your community (which most young men do not) or 2. know someone who can get you one.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 08:38 PM
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HA!!
Men smarter than women...mm kay..this might just be the funniest thing i have ever heard in my life!!


[edit on 11-9-2006 by fizzlepink]



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 08:55 PM
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you cant claim men are smarter then women simply because their brains are larger.

ive seen golden retrievers with more intelligence then some men and women . a golden retrievers brain is much smaller then an adult human brain.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by elitegamer23
you cant claim men are smarter then women simply because their brains are larger.

ive seen golden retrievers with more intelligence then some men and women . a golden retrievers brain is much smaller then an adult human brain.

Okay, so what's your take on the UK study. Tell me what's wrong with that one.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 09:38 PM
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nothing is wrong with that study. i think intelligence is relative. you can find women smarter then men, and men smarter then women. it mostly comes down to their education.

in my daughters kindergarten class there are 5 girls and 11 boys. her teacher has noticed she reads , writes, and knows more math then all the students. she actually gets a special tutor , outside of class, to help her improve her reading. she also does first grade math with the first graders. why is this? probably because she was in preschool for 3 years and since birth , her mom and i have worked tirelessly to educate her mind.

a little boy who sits next to her, has problems even writing his name. its shameful he was never in preschool and has a mom who could care less to educate him in her own time. will this boy , with his male brain , be smarter then my daughter in 15 years? NO , it all comes down to education.

knowledge and intelligence can be created in any humans mind.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by elitegamer23
you cant claim men are smarter then women simply because their brains are larger.



This claim of male intellectual superiority is based upon more than just brain size. According to this article, a variety of other factors were included in the study which concluded that men were "smarter" than women.

Incidentally, the psychologist who performed this study at the University of Western Ontario, J. Phillip Rushton, was involved in a similar study (however it concerned differences in racial intellect) several years ago. The study which ranked racial and ethnic populations according to brain size and, believe it or not, penis size was extremely controversial at the time and it continues to be a heated topic for debate among scholars and researchers in this field.

More about www.answers.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink">Prof. J. Phillip Rushton and his often controversial research.



posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 11:25 PM
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Brain size has nothing to do with how smart someone is, learned that in Linguistics class.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 12:37 AM
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First of all, the term 'smart' needs to be clarified before you can make any sort of comparison.

I mean see someone mentioning something about changing lightbulbs, what does that have to do with anything? The husband is either lazy or he's the smart one sitting on the couch while the wife is working.


Men and women each have their own advantages, like men being better drivers.
Does that make them any smarter? No. Could it be used as an argument? Possibly, but it could also mean that men have a better understanding of objects in motion (think evolution of the male hunter).



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 12:49 AM
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I think the reason why guys arent doing so well in school is because of girls. Lets face it fellas, girls are a distraction. I bet if public schools were to separate boys and girls, both would be getting better grades in every subject.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:46 AM
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I ran this artice by my wife. She said it must be true, because she did marry me.

Ouch.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:59 AM
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Originally posted by Phrankie B
First of all, the term 'smart' needs to be clarified before you can make any sort of comparison.

I mean see someone mentioning something about changing lightbulbs, what does that have to do with anything? The husband is either lazy or he's the smart one sitting on the couch while the wife is working.


Men and women each have their own advantages, like men being better drivers.
Does that make them any smarter? No. Could it be used as an argument? Possibly, but it could also mean that men have a better understanding of objects in motion (think evolution of the male hunter).


it's the latter....lol!!! think I said something to allude to this in my post...men are smart enough to fake being stupid to get out of doing things they don't want to do???

academics isn't an accurate gauge for intelligence either I don't think. many of those billiant "a" students in high school don't have the common sense to change a lightbulb...
in many ways, my husband is smarter than me....in other ways, I am smarter than him....working together, our two half brains might actually make a full brain....


now if you're looking for brilliance, look at your average household cat!! even with it's tiny brain, and one word vocabulary...it manages to connive it's humans into bending to it's will every time!!



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 05:19 AM
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Hey guys, first post here


First off, I havn't bothered to read the whole thread, the ones that I did read were sexist and immature.

Anyway, you people should know that there are 3 OTHER types of intelligence AFAIK, and just IQ DOSN'T make Males superior. I can think of dosens of things that men are generally better at, and things that women are generally better at.

The main factor is the person being tested, at my age (14) girls are smarter than boys, but I am in the top 12% of maths / science results as them



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