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    (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.
    Whilst I do not necessarily dispute the claim that men and women are probably 'equal' in general knowledge levels, what you just posted is an absolute load of crap.
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    (Original post by HEJ92)
    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.
    Are you seriously claiming that a Professor is not a reliable source? Wow, I think you are the type of girl I am talking about.


    (Original post by awe)
    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.
    Oh what the hell.
    READ the article. It even covers this.
    It goes into detail about girls lacking general knowledge yet they always perform better in education.

    I think naming this thread " Girls lack the ability to read" would have been more accurate.


    (Original post by Captain92)
    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.
    Go read the evidence and stop being ignorant and in denial.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Go read the evidence and stop being ignorant and in denial.


    I was simply correcting your easily made mistake, good sir.
    Feel free to believe that you have more general knowledge than me, it makes not one jot of difference. It may be true, it may not be true.
    What is true, is that I don't care.
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    No, I didn't read the article. My German is limited and translation is awful- additionally, I'm not going to read every single thing people post to support their arguments, especially when on my lap I have endless essays of Conrad HoD criticism, and the 'end' of The Castle (joke for Kafka fans) to finish in the next few hours. It will be difficult, as apparently I don't have the ability to read, but I'm sure I'll manage somehow.



    (Original post by Kerny)
    Whilst I do not necessarily dispute the claim that men and women are probably 'equal' in general knowledge levels, what you just posted is an absolute load of crap.
    Care to elaborate? When I'm out, and I see several girls all drinking the same drink, all giggling in the same way, it's obvious that they will rarely step out of line unless one of the others beside them will, too. Obviously this applies to a specific 'type' of girls, those that definitely don't pride themselves on having copious amounts of general knowledge. I don't see how that observation is an 'absolute load of crap'. ^^
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    (Original post by awe)
    Care to elaborate? When I'm out, and I see several girls all drinking the same drink, all giggling in the same way, it's obvious that they will rarely step out of line unless one of the others beside them will, too. Obviously this applies to a specific 'type' of girls, those that definitely don't pride themselves on having copious amounts of general knowledge. I don't see how that observation is an 'absolute load of crap'. ^^
    There are plenty of vociferous girls out there. I don't think very many girls these days are afraid of 'stepping out of line.'
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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....
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    (Original post by Kerny)
    There are plenty of vociferous girls out there. I don't think very many girls these days are afraid of 'stepping out of line.'
    I don't mean stepping out of line as in being bold or wild - I mean stepping out of the line that is social normality for those girls. Do you think they are being outspoken and loud because they genuinely want to, or because other girls are/it is suddenly deemed as acceptable and fun? /shrug
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    (Original post by Mazty)
    You are a deluded liberal prat. Go read up on something before making really, really stupid and frankly offensive and insulting comments.
    You like to hurl your abuse don't you? How is that offensive? And don't go 'because it ****ing it is you ****ing ****, go read about it', just tell me, okay?
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    (Original post by awe)
    I don't mean stepping out of line as in being bold or wild - I mean stepping out of the line that is social normality for those girls. Do you think they are being outspoken and loud because they genuinely want to, or because other girls are/it is suddenly deemed as acceptable and fun? /shrug
    Well I would argue that it is perfectly normal in social terms for a girl to be outspoken and loud, there is always a tendency for some guys to get 'laddish' in boisterous situations, but I don't think it particularly puts off loud, outspoken girls. I think some girls would be like simply because that's the way they are.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Men have no respect for women because:

    - They wear ****gy clothing and wonder why men stare
    - Are boring and have the personality of a brick wall
    - Are impossible to please as they want everything yet will give nothing
    - Fat

    etc.
    Posted in another thread. I be trolling :judge:
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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).
    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.
    I'm sorry, but I can say with absolute confidence that you are definitely wrong. That's why patients who lose their ability to transfer short term memories into long term ones for any reason are unable to remember anything for more than approximately seven seconds.

    Information passed into the long term memory can sometimes be lost after a short period like a week because, whilst it is capable of holding information for a lifetime, it doesn't always hold information for a long time if it hasn't been encoded securely enough.

    It certainly isn't "debatable".

    We could argue about this all day, but the fact is you can't make a statement about an entire population purely based on your encounters and a few studies you've found on the internet. Everyone knows that studies of this kind do not prove things, they offer support for things. That's why it takes loads of studies by different researchers on the same subject for something to become an accepted theory.
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    (Original post by Holly Hiskey)
    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.
    This is true. It says that women score higher in "culture"-related questions and in "health"-related questions, for instance. However, if we average over all fields that has been asked, it is found that women answer less questions correctly than men. Most importantly, in those questions which may be considered important for a functioning democracy women do not do well.

    However, personally, I feel that arguing about whether this is the case or not is unbelievably uninteresting. It would be much more interesting to look into the determinants of this pattern (or whether this is also true in other countries than Germany). But here it seems a battle of the sexes is played instead. A pity, in my opinion, since such a discussion could actually yield interesting insights, i.e. more elaborate explanations for such statistical findings.
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    Absurd claim. Absolute rot.

    General knowledge can be elicited through simply living the life. Absorbed through even from the trivial, menial, mundane things we must complete in our lives. From this fact, we can make the deduction that the average male or female incompetent (and note, I say incompetent, as the folk who are not knowledge-driven have only their journey through life to garner such knowledge, which is, as I said, trivial-- general...) will know precisely the same amount, be it large or miniscule.

    Now, to consider the educated amongst us. That's different. The educated have a much higher yearning for facts, literature, philosophy, and the pursuit of education itself. Albeit, in varying degrees... though it is safe to say that the educated person will have a much larger vessel of knowledge to fish in, than that of the layman.

    It's impossible to deduce, at least in terms of people of high, or extraordinarily high intelligence-- who is the cleverer bloke or woman. There are smart men; there are smart women. Just as there are considerably smarter men, and considerably smarter women.

    However, we can argue that experience, whether self-enacted or inspired (or insisted upon, maybe) that knowledge from such experiences will indeed take grasp of a broader scope of learnedness, as opposed to the average man or woman sitting on their backside, watching soap-operas and listening to uninspiring examples of pop-culture.

    "All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions." - Da Vinci

    Pointless thread is pointless.
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    (Original post by (ij))
    This is true. It says that women score higher in "culture"-related questions and in "health"-related questions, for instance. However, if we average over all fields that has been asked, it is found that women answer less questions correctly than men. Most importantly, in those questions which may be considered important for a functioning democracy women do not do well.

    However, personally, I feel that arguing about whether this is the case or not is unbelievably uninteresting. It would be much more interesting to look into the determinants of this pattern (or whether this is also true in other countries than Germany). But here it seems a battle of the sexes is played instead. A pity, in my opinion, since such a discussion could actually yield interesting insights, i.e. more elaborate explanations for such statistical findings.
    You make a good point, and if the OP hadn't been so obnoxious it possibly could have been. However, few people respond well to an attack on their gender haha
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    (Original post by Mazty)
    "AHHH YOU SUCK! AHHH U SO SEXIZT! WE SMARTIES THAN U! JUST TSR GIRLZ THAT R DUM!"
    Yeah. You're a girl & on TSR...Nice way of proving his point dear whilst calling yourself stupid/lacking in general knowledge. :facepalm:
    erm... thought I edited it. Well if you read it properly,I specifically did not refer to 'all girls' on TSR
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Well the girl from TSR was really the icing on the cake as only a day or two before that some girls I knew did not know where Austria, Alaska, Vietnam, Greece or pretty much any country was, and a few weeks prior some girl and her friend has no idea about pretty much anything, I quote " I'm not good at reading proper clocks"......That's right, proper clocks.
    Yup! thats it, made up my mind that you sir are the stereotypical man of the 18th/19th century. Do you really believe that because of your impressions on them, all other girls are equally the same? I must warn you that you are in for a shocker when you speak to academically motivated women, mostly found at universities etc
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    (a generalisation of course)
    And since all generalisations ignore diversity, variations and have nothing to do with the truth they must be not be made in the first place.
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    (Original post by oxy402)
    And since all generalisations ignore diversity, variations and have nothing to do with the truth they must be not be made in the first place.
    Go read the proof genius. :rolleyes:


    (Original post by mauvetard)
    Yup! thats it, made up my mind that you sir are the stereotypical man of the 18th/19th century. Do you really believe that because of your impressions on them, all other girls are equally the same? I must warn you that you are in for a shocker when you speak to academically motivated women, mostly found at universities etc
    Yet some of these women at uni do not know where Austria is, what the Vietnam war was etc. Again, learn to read the proof.

    (Original post by Jenny_C)
    I'm sorry, but I can say with absolute confidence that you are definitely wrong. That's why patients who lose their ability to transfer short term memories into long term ones for any reason are unable to remember anything for more than approximately seven seconds.

    Information passed into the long term memory can sometimes be lost after a short period like a week because, whilst it is capable of holding information for a lifetime, it doesn't always hold information for a long time if it hasn't been encoded securely enough.

    It certainly isn't "debatable".

    We could argue about this all day, but the fact is you can't make a statement about an entire population purely based on your encounters and a few studies you've found on the internet. Everyone knows that studies of this kind do not prove things, they offer support for things. That's why it takes loads of studies by different researchers on the same subject for something to become an accepted theory.
    This has what to do with the question at hand again?


    (Original post by philistine)
    Absurd claim. Absolute rot.

    General knowledge can be elicited through simply living the life. Absorbed through even from the trivial, menial, mundane things we must complete in our lives. From this fact, we can make the deduction that the average male or female incompetent (and note, I say incompetent, as the folk who are not knowledge-driven have only their journey through life to garner such knowledge, which is, as I said, trivial-- general...) will know precisely the same amount, be it large or miniscule.

    Now, to consider the educated amongst us. That's different. The educated have a much higher yearning for facts, literature, philosophy, and the pursuit of education itself. Albeit, in varying degrees... though it is safe to say that the educated person will have a much larger vessel of knowledge to fish in, than that of the layman.

    It's impossible to deduce, at least in terms of people of high, or extraordinarily high intelligence-- who is the cleverer bloke or woman. There are smart men; there are smart women. Just as there are considerably smarter men, and considerably smarter women.

    However, we can argue that experience, whether self-enacted or inspired (or insisted upon, maybe) that knowledge from such experiences will indeed take grasp of a broader scope of learnedness, as opposed to the average man or woman sitting on their backside, watching soap-operas and listening to uninspiring examples of pop-culture.

    "All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions." - Da Vinci

    Pointless thread is pointless.
    Pro-tip : Finish reading the OP as it is not so much a claim as it is a very possible fact.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Go read the proof genius. :rolleyes:
    The 'proof' is:

    a, In German.
    b, From a ****ing magazine which no one has ever heard of.
    c, from an author whose credentials are not mentioned. its just a name.

    That is not proof. That is bull ****.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Go read the proof genius. :rolleyes:




    Yet some of these women at uni do not know where Austria is, what the Vietnam war was etc. Again, learn to read the proof.



    This has what to do with the question at hand again?




    Pro-tip : Finish reading the OP as it is not so much a claim as it is a very possible fact.
    Erm, I think oxy has made it clear. No need to be repetitive.
 
 
 
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