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    (Original post by lonelykatana)
    Wtf did you do in Geography? As far as I remember we did no work on where countries are found. I call bull ****.

    And allot of people didn't study history, but they know very well what happened in ww2.


    Its ignorance.
    It was definitely a serious a statement and it is a solid fact that if you do Geography you will never know anything about History, ever.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    The article discusses the results of a simple 180 question test given to 600,000 students with the questions comprising of general knowledge based questions eg. Artists, geography etc.
    If you are using Google Chrome it will give you a rough translation of the page.
    From what I understand (given that it's a Sunday morning and I got in fairly late last night) it's saying that women have equal general knowledge, just in different areas? Surely this is obvious anyway- men and women think differently, it stands to reason that they would therefore remember and be interested in different things.
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    this post was just asking for trouble really....

    and no, I can hold a serious conversation about crucial and relevant topics, but to be quite honest, due to all the pressure I'm under from exams and what not, I'd much rather chat about the X Factor and not have to think much.
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    (Original post by ish90an)
    Oh great, now you know what I have/haven't said. Get over your righteous indignation kid.
    Using Kid in a dispute. Pretty much says it all. Well played, well played...
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    (Original post by jcas)
    Using Kid in a dispute. Pretty much says it all. Well played, well played...
    Ignoring the actual point (which is about this incredible ability of yours to know if I have/have not made any comments about race). Well played, well played...
    If it posts like a kid, and acts like a kid....
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    (Original post by ish90an)
    Ignoring the actual point (which is about this incredible ability of yours to know if I have/have not made any comments about race). Well played, well played...
    If it posts like a kid, and acts like a kid....
    Just to say I got the joke, I thought it was funny, and I liked the fact that you put a spoiler to explain that it was sarcastic just in case anyone didn't pick up on it.
    PS Hopefully I'm talking to the right person, your original post was a few pages back...
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    (Original post by BambieWambie)
    Im not very good a maths but i know 1 doesnt have a square root
    Lol it does..the square root of one is one!
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    I've always been very good at general knowledge actually, better than anyone else in my classes at school. I put it down to having always read very widely and taken an interest in lots of different subjects. If anything, I'd say that more of the boys were clueless in that department.
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    well girls are usually piss poor at pub quizzes so that lends credence to your theory
    they always hit out with nonsense answers but we need them for the tv and pop music rounds
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    (Original post by EggmanD)
    It was definitely a serious a statement and it is a solid fact that if you do Geography you will never know anything about History, ever.
    not correct.
    WJEC A level geography has allot of work on china's current socio-economic position. And that can only be understood if you know china's history for atleast the past 50 years.
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    (Original post by Holly Hiskey)
    Correct me if I'm wrong, since my German isn't very good, but isn't that just a general breakdown of the university and subject rankings?
    You are wrong, so let me correct you. It is true that looking at the graphs on the left, there are also breakdowns for universities, subjects, etc. but the main point is the gender difference (the entire article is just about this).

    On average, women answered 21,5 questions correctly, whereas men got 26,5 right, which is a statistically significant difference. Hence, the survey does conclude that men know more than women, on average, over all questions. Restricting the sample to students, including doctoral students, women got 23,7 right whereas men got 27,9 right.

    The article is explicitly pointing out that this difference is surprising, given that women are better in school and university with respect to grades, but it also mentions alternative studies ("Bochumer Wissenstest") which yield the same results. I do not know where you read that women and men have the same level of knowledge, on average.

    The results of the study are published in a book, in German, but written by university professors. The "Bochumer Wissenstest" is a purely academically supervised survey, hence I assume the quality to be quite good as well.

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    (Original post by Holly Hiskey)
    My home is in Suffolk, and then the rest of the time I go to university in Reading. I live near to Bury St Edmunds if that helps.
    I've a theory - if you draw a line between the mouth of the seven and the wash, the average female south of the line are better in everyway then their average northern counterpart. From what I've personally seen this would be true.
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    (Original post by pippa90)
    I was tired of people defending murderers that's all, and I believe that Jimbo1234 was one of them. Plus I'm not a member of the Taliban, I don't know how they think exactly. Also, again, the men are taking what I say out of context. You say that I sum 9/11 down to maybe. That sounds like I'm saying that it 'maybe happened'. No, I was saying that it was possibly provoked in an unjust way.
    You are a deluded liberal prat. Go read up on something before making really, really stupid and frankly offensive and insulting comments.
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    This entire thread is absolutely ridiculous.
    The reason for the girls you know lacking in general knowledge is because you are surrounding yourself with girls who feel the need to assume a certain mental 'position' in life. Girls like that are probably scared that they'll seem too dominating and masculine if they shout all the right answers at pub quizzes - because the other girls aren't doing it.
    If you had any emotional intelligence yourself you would be able to find quality girls who think about life, think about the consequences and reasons for the Iraq War, 9/11, Wikileaks, etc etc etc.
    If I didn't wish to surround myself with 'quality' people, I too could be seeped in a community of male idiots who know nothing. There are just as many guys who lack general knowledge - you, being an egotistical ******* determined on undermining the opposite sex - are merely refusing to acknowledge them.
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    (Original post by Jenny_C)
    Short term memory is about seven seconds long (pretty sure that's general knowledge...). I think you mean perhaps they're good at converting incoming data into long term memory.

    I'd be interested to see how you interact with both genders. It sounds like you're far too dismissive of girls when it comes to general knowledge, whereas you'd be more inclined to have an in depth conversation with a guy.

    Also, the post by the tsr girl you had a conversation about 9/11 with leads me to believe you're not opposed to twisting the truth to make it support your point.
    Well short term memory is very debatable as it may last as long as a week or a bit longer (basic revision being the prime example).
    As for conversing with guys and girls, I always give everyone an equal chance, however more often then not I have found girls to be less informed and lacking general knowledge.

    As for the girl and the 9/11 post, I did not post the full conversation to save her the embarrassment of looking a little silly. But in the conversation, lets just say there where many 'maybe's, I dunno' from her.


    (Original post by awe)
    This entire thread is absolutely ridiculous.
    The reason for the girls you know lacking in general knowledge is because you are surrounding yourself with girls who feel the need to assume a certain mental 'position' in life. Girls like that are probably scared that they'll seem too dominating and masculine if they shout all the right answers at pub quizzes - because the other girls aren't doing it.
    If you had any emotional intelligence yourself you would be able to find quality girls who think about life, think about the consequences and reasons for the Iraq War, 9/11, Wikileaks, etc etc etc.
    If I didn't wish to surround myself with 'quality' people, I too could be seeped in a community of male idiots who know nothing. There are just as many guys who lack general knowledge - you, being an egotistical ******* determined on undermining the opposite sex - are merely refusing to acknowledge them.
    So ridiculous that a survey of 600,000 students was done which reinforces my claim. :rolleyes:
    Seriously, learn to read the OP before posting.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Well short term memory is very debatable as it may last as long as a week or a bit longer (basic revision being the prime example).
    Actually "short term memory" in the medical/ psychological/ whatever sense is believed to be between 2-7 seconds. You sir, are thinking of "working memory".

    I have no other opinions.
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    The OP has given no credent reason why he should care what girls are like, or how much knowledge they have.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    So ridiculous that a survey of 600,000 students was done which reinforces my claim. :rolleyes:
    Seriously, learn to read the OP before posting.

    Anyone can pull up from google surveys and articles about this subject, don't be a tool.
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0820/exams.html etc.

    You have to take into account that even if some surveys are supporting the crap that is your argument, there are still many communities in which the feminist movement is not as strong. With gender inequality still on our backs how can you expect all females to suddenly rise up against the masses of sexist pigs? Give us thirty years and you'll be negging your own comment.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    What part of ' I have evidence, here it is' do you not understand. Also, seeing that I go to a top 10 uni, I doubt that the majority of girls on TSR are smarter then me, but then you had to say that in order to be able to frantically grasp to some dull bit of hope in order to fulfil your insecurities.
    Yes, because you have evidence from a reliable source :rolleyes:
    And if you're as intelligent as you're claiming to be, you'd realise how utterly thick you sound in your OP. And how do you know that majority of girls on TSR aren't at top 10 unis? (Not saying they are, and also, just because someone isn't at a top 10 uni doesn't mean they aren't more intelligent than you, I know someone who was intelligent enough to go to Oxford, but didn't go because Oxford didn't have the course they wanted to do). And yes, I'm obviously the insecure one. You're obviously not making this thread because being intelligent is your last hope at proving your "manliness" to yourself. I pity people like you. Grow a pair and think about something more worthwhile to post about.
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    (Original post by (ij))
    You are wrong, so let me correct you. It is true that looking at the graphs on the left, there are also breakdowns for universities, subjects, etc. but the main point is the gender difference (the entire article is just about this).

    On average, women answered 21,5 questions correctly, whereas men got 26,5 right, which is a statistically significant difference. Hence, the survey does conclude that men know more than women, on average, over all questions. Restricting the sample to students, including doctoral students, women got 23,7 right whereas men got 27,9 right.

    The article is explicitly pointing out that this difference is surprising, given that women are better in school and university with respect to grades, but it also mentions alternative studies ("Bochumer Wissenstest") which yield the same results. I do not know where you read that women and men have the same level of knowledge, on average.

    The results of the study are published in a book, in German, but written by university professors. The "Bochumer Wissenstest" is a purely academically supervised survey, hence I assume the quality to be quite good as well.

    Best,
    (ij)
    Why thank you. The bit about men and women having equal knowledge might be wrong (as I said, my German is awful and Google translate doesn't quite do it) but I thought there was a paragraph talking about how the differences in questions could have made a difference, saying that women score higher in certain sections, and men score higher in others. It then seemed like there was a little conclusion the men and women will have equal amounts of general knowledge but in different subjects. I'll go back and check it in a bit (my brother needs help with Biology coursework... lol)
 
 
 
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