Thursday, March 22, 2007

Men Smarter Than Women


Men fare better on IQ test - of CBC viewers, anyway

Well what do expect when the majority of contestants are men, the show is developed by men, the research is based on work by men and the show is based on male knowledge paradigms. The results are about as valid as those used by the fascist ideologue Phillip Rushton.

Parker and his team of colleagues drew lessons from other shows when writing the test. Since 2001, when the Netherlands aired the first Test the Nation, the format has been repeated in 40 countries.

Though the tests are all different and the categories varied, one interesting constant reappears in every show, Parker said.

"To date, men have slightly higher IQs than women. That's the only common pattern," he said.

In careful diplomatic language, Parker avoids drawing conclusions and explains the results this way: "Why is that? Maybe men are more competitive. Maybe it's more important to them and women don't take the test as seriously."

Canadian fellas scored about one point higher than women -- a minute difference, Parker pointed out. What's more, women underestimated their IQ while men overestimated themselves.


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2 comments:

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

Well what do expect when the majority of contestants are men, the show is developed by men, the research is based on work by men and the show is based on male knowledge paradigms.

First off, the number of men or women taking the test is not important, since the average score is taken. All it can speak to is the accuracy of the results for women, which might just mean the bitches aren't even as smart as the CBC is giving them credit for.

As to the other points, normal people can quickly recognize that "research done by men" and "male knowledge paradigms" are merely needlessly wordy methods of expressing the concepts of "research" and "knowledge".

You may suppose to be offended by an unkind word to characterise women above, and that is certainly your right. But when it comes right down to the point, you've already argued that women are incapable of thinking in the logical and rational manner by which we have built civilization. All I'm doing is putting an invective into play that characterizes your whole argument.

eugene plawiuk said...

Civilization as we know it is the result of patriarchy, previous civilizations that were a result of matriarchy, develop their architectural and geometries based on webs, circles, spheres, etc. and are based upon lunar mathematical cycles.