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    (Original post by hmaus)
    You can't argue coherently, haven't shown any sign of real intelligence or knowledge, yet you have an overinflated sense of your own abilities. This is quite an irritating combination.

    Are you at university? Just curious, as you haven't put any info in your signature.
    What has university got to do with anything?
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    Now, I haven't read all 12 pages of the forum, since my computer is on a go-slow and I think i'd find pages of people disagreeing with the OP. I can say SOME females have very little general knowledge, but so do also SOME males.

    Rather than making sweeping statements, think about how members of your own sex have been ignorant and have little general knowledge. Yes, I can tell you what's going on in XFactor, but so can 8million other people in Britain including my father and male flatmates (obviously there's other males, but there's a few I know personally)

    This actually makes me think of the amount of contestants on Mastermind who can talk about their specialist subject (usually something extremely obscure) forever, but when asked about general knowledge, they seem as though they've lived in a box all their lives with no contact with the outside world.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    I listed a series of provinces/states and countries. If it came across as anything else then it was probably poor grammar on my part



    Last time I checked only psychiatrist can help and dish out medicine, where as you would merely sit, listen, and read books.
    Either way, no need to edit you sig over it.



    Yet again, someone lacking the ability to get to the bottom line of a post. Now rather then blurting out more garbage, care to show me some proof to discredit the evidence I provided? ........thought not.:holmes:



    Oh, I'm sorry but is it just me or if someone knows nothing, then they tend to be very boring. Now lets also consider that we have to work and exists with these women, and even possibly marry, live, and have children with this person. So not only are you stuck with someone who is as interesting as a brick wall, they are almost guaranteed to raise your child to be the next generation of guests for Jeremy Kyle and the dole line.

    So yes, people knowing jack **** is going to be a big problem.
    lol.... YOU are the problem. People have different ends in life, different interests, etc. so what if your co-workers are dim? nobody has to like their co-workers, few people do. they are who they are, and you are who you are. live with it and move on.

    And what is interesting, and who defines it? So, is there a reasoned statement as to why you should not simply avoid people you don't like/approve of?
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    (Original post by SatanIsAwesome)
    What has university got to do with anything?
    Nothing really. I was just curious as I'm not familiar with the poster and, from the impression he's given on this thread, I'd just be surprised if he was at a decent university. I think he's probably still at school.
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    (Original post by hmaus)
    You listed a few countries + Alaska and implied that they were all countries. It's either bad geography or poor writing skills. Both of these point to thickness.





    I agree with you here, but it's a shame you don't seem to recognise your own lack of knowledge and intelligence.

    You can't argue coherently, haven't shown any sign of real intelligence or knowledge, yet you have an overinflated sense of your own abilities. This is quite an irritating combination.

    Are you at university? Just curious, as you haven't put any info in your signature.
    Ah bless. It is very pathetic that you attempt to produce a counter argument by discrediting the person who came up with it, rather then the argument itself. Though I do have to say you would excel in American politics.

    As for the country/province/state list, it does not show anything as it is simply ambiguous.
    As for arguing coherently, my argument is flawless. I make a hypothesis and then reinforce it with evidence. You on the other hand have not produced any evidence on why my argument is flawed, but have simply reverted to playground insults.
    On a different topic, what uni do you go to again as mine is in my bio?:awesome:


    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    lol.... YOU are the problem. People have different ends in life, different interests, etc. so what if your co-workers are dim? nobody has to like their co-workers, few people do. they are who they are, and you are who you are. live with it and move on.

    And what is interesting, and who defines it? So, is there a reasoned statement as to why you should not simply avoid people you don't like/approve of?
    Wut?
    I am the problem because? Care to actually explain your reasoning behind that comment or just carrying on rambling and ranting as I showed why a lack of general knowledge is bad............:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Ah bless. It is very pathetic that you attempt to produce a counter argument by discrediting the person who came up with it, rather then the argument itself. Though I do have to say you would excel in American politics.

    As for the country/province/state list, it does not show anything as it is simply ambiguous.
    As for arguing coherently, my argument is flawless. I make a hypothesis and then reinforce it with evidence. You on the other hand have not produced any evidence on why my argument is flawed, but have simply reverted to playground insults.
    On a different topic, what uni do you go to again as mine is in my bio?:awesome:




    Wut?
    I am the problem because? Care to actually explain your reasoning behind that comment or just carrying on rambling and ranting as I showed why a lack of general knowledge is bad............:rolleyes:
    You are the problem since you don't understand that not everybody values the same things as you. This is the reason why some girls don't pursue general knowledge. you also sound dim since you assume uniformity in everything. A reasoned person would only associate with those whom they like/respect, or feel comfortable around. I don't think you're truly intelligent, since you probably just read a book and pass an exam and presume this makes you some intellectual heavyweight. You clearly don't have the intelligence to interact in society.
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    (Original post by Kaykiie)
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    You are the problem since you don't understand that not everybody values the same things as you. This is the reason why some girls don't pursue general knowledge. you also sound dim since you assume uniformity in everything. A reasoned person would only associate with those whom they like/respect, or feel comfortable around. I don't think you're truly intelligent, since you probably just read a book and pass an exam and presume this makes you some intellectual heavyweight. You clearly don't have the intelligence to interact in society.
    But knowledge is always valuable as I showed. Just saying ' Nah 'cause lol' is not a reasons, but sheer ignorance.
    As for my interactions with society, I am perfectly socially able but this is an impossible argument to prove on the internet from a some what anonymous profile. I just find it alarming that people such as yourself put no value or importance into knowledge. This might be why you do not say no your profile where you study :awesome:
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Ah bless. It is very pathetic that you attempt to produce a counter argument by discrediting the person who came up with it, rather then the argument itself. Though I do have to say you would excel in American politics.
    I'm not trying to produce a counter-argument but was merely passing comment on my perception of you as a person.

    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    As for the country/province/state list, it does not show anything as it is simply ambiguous.
    Well, it does make you look as if you think Alaska is a country, but I'm happy for you if you don't.

    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    As for arguing coherently, my argument is flawless. I make a hypothesis and then reinforce it with evidence. You on the other hand have not produced any evidence on why my argument is flawed, but have simply reverted to playground insults.
    LOL. You made a point based only on anecdotal evidence, then later when a poster linked a German newspaper article you desperately and hilariously clung onto it as "proof" of your argument. :confused:

    I'm not discussing your theory that girls generally have poorer general knowledge than boys. It's possible that this is true but you certainly haven't made a credible case for it. You've just posted drivel. The whole thread is ridiculous and as there is very little intelligent discussion going on here I thought I would add my main impression of the thread, which is that you personally come across as an idiot.

    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    On a different topic, what uni do you go to again as mine is in my bio?:awesome:
    Hm York, not bad. Either standards there are slipping, as you really do come across like a thick comprehensive school pupil, or you're not quite this stupid and you do it to get a reaction, which would be pretty lame.

    I'm not at university. I got a 1st from Edinburgh and now work in one of the countries you're so proud of being able to locate.

    Anyway, I'm going to bed so if I don't reply it won't be because your amazing response has rendered me speechless.
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    Uh I didn't bother to read most posts but I can assert with confidence that generalizations are always wrong.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    But knowledge is always valuable as I showed. Just saying ' Nah 'cause lol' is not a reasons, but sheer ignorance.
    As for my interactions with society, I am perfectly socially able but this is an impossible argument to prove on the internet from a some what anonymous profile. I just find it alarming that people such as yourself put no value or importance into knowledge. This might be why you do not say no your profile where you study :awesome:
    It's my opinion that knowledge is overrated, and that conversation can be prompted by anything and not necessarily empty facts. You clearly can't interact with society if others (who owe you nothing by the by) don't stimulate you. It's not their purpose t do so. As for my profile, is there an obligation to fill it? Do you need to tell total strangers what I do? Again, you don't seem very tolerant of others, and can't really comprehend that others are different from you. I'd imagine this is where your critique is stemming from.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    It's my opinion that knowledge is overrated, and that conversation can be prompted by anything and not necessarily empty facts. You clearly can't interact with society if others (who owe you nothing by the by) don't stimulate you. It's not their purpose t do so. As for my profile, is there an obligation to fill it? Do you need to tell total strangers what I do? Again, you don't seem very tolerant of others, and can't really comprehend that others are different from you. I'd imagine this is where your critique is stemming from.



    (Original post by hmaus)
    I'm not trying to produce a counter-argument but was merely passing comment on my perception of you as a person.
    Well, it does make you look as if you think Alaska is a country, but I'm happy for you if you don't.
    LOL. You made a point based only on anecdotal evidence, then later when a poster linked a German newspaper article you desperately and hilariously clung onto it as "proof" of your argument. :confused:
    I'm not discussing your theory that girls generally have poorer general knowledge than boys. It's possible that this is true but you certainly haven't made a credible case for it. You've just posted drivel. The whole thread is ridiculous and as there is very little intelligent discussion going on here I thought I would add my main impression of the thread, which is that you personally come across as an idiot.
    Hm York, not bad. Either standards there are slipping, as you really do come across like a thick comprehensive school pupil, or you're not quite this stupid and you do it to get a reaction, which would be pretty lame.
    I'm not at university. I got a 1st from Edinburgh and now work in one of the countries you're so proud of being able to locate.
    Anyway, I'm going to bed so if I don't reply it won't be because your amazing response has rendered me speechless.
    Lets see. This whole thread is ridiculous, even though the idea is the same that led a Professor to do an entire paper on this topic? I think you are just in denial and feel some unjust need to try to be offensive.


    (Original post by Glowy Amoeba)
    Uh I didn't bother to read most posts but I can assert with confidence that generalizations are always wrong.
    Go back to the OP and read the bottom line.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)





    Lets see. This whole thread is ridiculous, even though the idea is the same that led a Professor to do an entire paper on this topic? I think you are just in denial and feel some unjust need to try to be offensive.




    Go back to the OP and read the bottom line.
    It simply doesn't bother me if a person is not learned. if somebody is disinteresting to you, why do you still engage them? if you're so smart, then you should know how to get on in life.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)

    Lets see. This whole thread is ridiculous, even though the idea is the same that led a Professor to do an entire paper on this topic? I think you are just in denial and feel some unjust need to try to be offensive.
    The fact that professors have carried out studies and written papers doesn't necessarily mean that what they say is correct and indisputable, as you seem to believe. Btw LOL at "entire paper". The poster who linked this article said that a book was published with a collection of papers on the subject by various academics. Actually lots of tests and studies have been carried out. I haven't looked into them all in detail and I very much doubt that you have either.

    I find it quite amusing that you think a single academic paper would be some amazing thing to be held up as "proof" because it's been written by a professor (small P by the way, unless it's a name). Professors write papers on all sorts of things - some important, some trivial and some ridiculous. Your suggestion that no reputable professors disagree with each other (see above, re: global warming and 9/11) is also ludicrous.

    I'm not saying the question of a gender difference in terms of general knowledge is ridiculous, nor I am saying the Studenten-Pisa test is ridiculous. In fact, discussion of this (in the article) is rather interesting, but you've failed to engage in any meaningful way. You continue to draw on anecdotes from your own life and just repeat over and over that you have "proof" from a professor that girls have less general knowledge. It's laughable.

    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be "in denial" about? I was just disheartened to see that a potentially interesting thread is actually such rot.
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    (Original post by hmaus)
    The fact that professors have carried out studies and written papers doesn't necessarily mean that what they say is correct and indisputable, as you seem to believe. Btw LOL at "entire paper". The poster who linked this article said that a book was published with a collection of papers on the subject by various academics. Actually lots of tests and studies have been carried out. I haven't looked into them all in detail and I very much doubt that you have either.

    I find it quite amusing that you think a single academic paper would be some amazing thing to be held up as "proof" because it's been written by a professor (small P by the way, unless it's a name). Professors write papers on all sorts of things - some important, some trivial and some ridiculous. Your suggestion that no reputable professors disagree with each other (see above, re: global warming and 9/11) is also ludicrous.

    I'm not saying the question of a gender difference in terms of general knowledge is ridiculous, nor I am saying the Studenten-Pisa test is ridiculous. In fact, discussion of this (in the article) is rather interesting, but you've failed to engage in any meaningful way. You continue to draw on anecdotes from your own life and just repeat over and over that you have "proof" from a professor that girls have less general knowledge. It's laughable.

    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be "in denial" about? I was just disheartened to see that a potentially interesting thread is actually such rot.
    I'll make this simple for you. Until you can provide evidence backing up your opinion (and btw a collection of papers is called a journal ), that is all it is - a poorly conceived opinion based on no evidence.

    As for professors arguing, I question what you studied as many professors try to avoid this as it puts there career and reputation at risk.

    Either way, the point of this thread was "Why do girls do this". Now that I have shown this is not a question that is up for debate (and it never was), do you actually care to be constructive and give your 2 cents on why or just argue ' Nah, you is wrong 'cause lol'............:rolleyes:
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    Err, what?
    "Now that I have shown this is not a question that is up for debate (and it never was)"

    I don't even know what you're talking about as you can barely string a sentence together. You admit yourself that your writing style and grammar is very poor, and it makes it difficult to follow your ideas. There's nothing here that's not up for debate. However, I don't care to "debate" with you as you're not making any interesting points and you can't even reply coherently to my posts, so I'm not going to bother any more.

    Btw a collection of papers is not always a journal and I wonder what you're studying if you think that professors always agree with each other. Professors arguing different angles on things only puts "there" reputation at risk if they do it badly. They don't just agree with each just to save face... Plenty of professors have differing academic opinions and if you don't even accept that then I despair.

    You honestly seem to have no idea what you're talking about at all and have poor general knowledge, reading comprehension, written English and analytical skills.

    I can't be bothered with you, so I'm out of here. I'm genuinely concerned for you as you won't get far in life with your winning combination of stupidity and arrogance.
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    Just a few comments:

    First of all, since this really bothers me, let me make clear that there is no disagreement among independent professors in the relevant subject fields about anthropogenic climate change. The most striking evidence for this is given here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/30.../1686.full.pdf .

    Second: it is true that just because a professor says something it need not be true. I am checking and disproving statements of professors all day long, so "a professor said it, so it must be true" is strictly speaking not a good defence for an argument. In the current case, however, the sheer sample size makes this study quite reliable, but at least interesting.

    Third: a collection of papers is a collection of papers, not necessarily a journal. All journals are collection of papers, but not all collection of papers are journals.

    Fourth: knowledge and intelligence are different concepts not to be confused. It may well be the case that women are smarter on average (we know at least that their variance is smaller). The study I presented just says that (German) women (who participated in the survey) knew less facts than (German) men (who participated in the survey). Please do not confuse knowledge of facts with intelligence.

    Fifth: I really do not like it when my postings are misused. When I came here, I read "student" room, so I assumed there are some interested students here, who wish to talk about stuff on an academic level. Thanks for correcting my expectations, guys!

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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    Wow, I'm not even going to mention the g-word because its hitting everyone in the face.


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