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Post January 6th, 2013, 12:40 am

Females Smarter Than Males.

Its an old theory unkown to be true. If true, would it bother guys? To me, it doesn't really matter who is. Gender battles are completely stupid and lead to only un-needed arguements.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 12:42 am

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree. An individual's intelligence has nothing to do with their gender, I don't understand why some people insist on the weight of the female/male brain, etc. It's ridiculous.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 12:44 am

The world is too big to test the theory if you wanted to be all inconclusive. In certain settings, a determination might be able to be determined.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 12:59 am

Here is how I see it... Smart guys, Smart girls... Dumb guys, Dumb Girls.. There you go my dear watson.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 1:17 am

Re: Females Smarter Than Males.

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Post January 6th, 2013, 1:21 am

We all know who hacked your account.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 1:41 am

Re: Females Smarter Than Males.

Dorian Apryl wrote:
RedWhiteBlueUSA wrote:Its an old theory unkown to be true. If true, would it bother guys? To me, it doesn't really matter who is. Gender battles are completely stupid and lead to only un-needed arguements.


It feels as if DLL hacked into your account and wrote something intelligent.


Again it is not I trying to start an arguement.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 1:43 am

Re: Females Smarter Than Males.

RedWhiteBlueUSA wrote:Its an old theory unkown to be true. If true, would it bother guys? To me, it doesn't really matter who is. Gender battles are completely stupid and lead to only un-needed arguements.


I know one guy on this forum who would be bothered. One guess...
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Post January 6th, 2013, 1:48 am

Re: Females Smarter Than Males.

Jayfer wrote:
RedWhiteBlueUSA wrote:Its an old theory unkown to be true. If true, would it bother guys? To me, it doesn't really matter who is. Gender battles are completely stupid and lead to only un-needed arguements.


I know one guy on this forum who would be bothered. One guess...


Is it the guy who roots for the amazing NBA team in South Beach?
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Post January 6th, 2013, 3:28 am

This similar thread worked out so well last time


I gotta say, for starting this thread, you might have proved this theory correct.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 3:31 am

My girlfriend is more intelligent than me, I wont pretend it to not be true. However, that is one case.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 4:01 am

By most "traditional" metrics (IQ mostly), males have pretty consistently been smarter than females. This has more to do with limited education opportunities for women, et cetera, though; recently, women have indeed overtaken men in average IQ by a narrow margin. But there's obviously a high degree of overlap. While the median woman might be a little smarter than the median man, almost half of all men are still smarter than her. All of this is assuming IQ is a valid way to measure intelligence, many people have argued persuasively that it isn't.
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Post January 6th, 2013, 10:07 pm

Yes I agree, females are smarter than males
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Post January 7th, 2013, 1:27 am

I don't know about that. I'm smarter than the majority of women.
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Post January 7th, 2013, 4:36 am

Dorian Apryl wrote:That's a bold statement.


Anyone who's not a dumbass is smarter than most people, though, because the average person is incredibly stupid. It's about the most modest thing he could have said about his intelligence without under representing himself, actually.

I'll really be bold:

I'm smarter than about 97% of women and about 98% of men.
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Post January 7th, 2013, 4:54 am

At my school, there are more girls in the Advanced classes that boys, but that's just my school. Many kids also opt out of taking those classes, too. But there still seems to be a majority.
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Post January 7th, 2013, 7:36 am

Voldemort Was Framed wrote:By most "traditional" metrics (IQ mostly), males have pretty consistently been smarter than females. This has more to do with limited education opportunities for women, et cetera, though; recently, women have indeed overtaken men in average IQ by a narrow margin. But there's obviously a high degree of overlap. While the median woman might be a little smarter than the median man, almost half of all men are still smarter than her. All of this is assuming IQ is a valid way to measure intelligence, many people have argued persuasively that it isn't.

*lisps something about skewed distributions and relevance of differences*
Voldemort Was Framed wrote:Anyone who's not a dumbass is smarter than most people, though, because the average person is incredibly stupid.

Very stupid indeed. I was reading a book about a psychoanalyst the other day, and I thought about the senselessness of disecting dreams into wild interpretations. And then I started thinking about patterns within dreams, and what they may tell you about feelings, fears, hopes and world-views. I looked at my own dreams and concluded that people are idiots. And even if they are not, they still are in my dreams.
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Post January 7th, 2013, 8:41 am

In general, the collective intelligence of the population as a whole seems to have greatly declined.

That said, I don't think gender really matters as far as intelligence goes. The whole gender war thing in general seems pretty pointless to me. Unless you're talking biological or psychological points that have been proven, gender really doesn't make a bit of difference.
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Post January 7th, 2013, 4:29 pm

In my experience, men are actually smarter than women.
I went to an all girls grammar school, and in sixth form boys from the boys grammar school were allowed to take classes in our school and vice versa.

Well, they were stupidly clever. Like on a whole different level.
But they knew it as well and were cocky little shits.

There are smart men and there are smart women. There are stupid men and there are stupid women. At the end of the day, who really cares.
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Post January 7th, 2013, 5:47 pm

I don't really accept the IQ argument when it comes to who is smarter than whom, because there are around seven different types of intelligence and, even though we have them all, we all mostly excel in only one.

For example, my boyfriend is very smart and intelligent when it comes to math and physics, he's good at abstract thinking, solving problems and working with numbers, but I'm terrible at that. I lean heavily towards the verbal-linguistic side and that's his weak spot. Who is to tell his intelligence is better than mine?
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Post January 7th, 2013, 8:30 pm

There's gotta be come criteria by which a person's capacity for cognition and retention can be evaluated in a more general sense, in my opinion. IQ is not very good at doing that objectively, but I like it. Why? Because it values very highly the things I'm good at, like pattern recognition and memory, and discounts the things I'm not very good at (if there were any)!
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Post January 7th, 2013, 8:33 pm

Because it values very highly the things I'm good at, like pattern recognition and memory, and discounts the things I'm not very good at (if there were any)!


Bahaha, of course.
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Post January 8th, 2013, 12:23 am

Thanks, we were tired of our spell checkers' sirens going off on your posts anyway. :wink:
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