Are women smarter than men?

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  1. Allan Mack

    Allan Mack Supporting Actor

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    According to a recent study , women have more brain cells than men.
    So... does that make women smarter than men?
    Take my poll so that everyone can see the stats. Then, come back and record your comments here! (Or if you prefer, just leave your comments here...)
     
  2. brentl

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    Yep, at least when it comes to what shoes to wear with what pants [​IMG]
    OH I'm in trouble!
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  3. george kaplan

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    I'm going to try to give a serious answer here, based on research on intelligence.
    There are really two bottom lines:
    1) it depends how you define intelligence
    2) the distributions overlap tremendously. It's like tennis ability. The very best male player may be better than the very best female, but the best female player can kick the butts of 99.9999999% of male players.
    Having said that, in most of what we typically thing of as tasks measuring general intelligence (called g), the average score of men is higher than women, but not by a whole lot. The smartest men (using g) are marginally smarter than the smartest women, but again, there are other ways that you could define being smart, and at the individual level, there are lots and lots of women smarter than lots and lots of men.
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  4. Mike Knapp

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    According to Harry Belafonte....
    "Let us put man and woman together to find out which one is smarter. Some say man but I say no, the women got the men beat they should know.
    A Not me, but the people they say that the men are leading the women astray, but I say, that the women of today...smarter than the man in every way.
    Thats right! The woman is..UNGH Smarter. Thats right! The woman is..UNGH smarter. Thats right! The woman is...UNGH smarter. Thats right...thats right."

    You cant argue with Harry. [​IMG]
    Mike
     
  5. Danny Knapp

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    Hahahahahahaha....
    (pauses)
    Hahahahahahahaha!
    (clears throat)
    No. Women are not as smart as men. Think of it this way, even if they were smarter they would still spend most of their time complaining so we couldn't tell how smart they were anyway! LOL!
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    The poll is now closed...
     
  8. Mark Kalzer

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    *decides to play suck up*
    YES! WOMAN ARE SMARTER THAN MEN!
     
  9. SteveGon

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    I don't know if women are smarter than men, but they sure are more confusing. Sigh...
     
  10. Kevin Potts

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    No. But since they have the goods, they're a hell of lot trickier. [​IMG]
    Seriously though I don't think there's any way to really know. There are so many different areas of intelligence as George eluded to in his statement, that it would be next to impossible to find out. Different areas of knowledge require different trains of thought. While one person may be outstanding in theoretical physics, they can't remember the five items they were supposed to pick up at the grocery store. On the other hand you have a person who can recall a hundred items to buy at the store, yet they are unable to understand a concept such as time dilation.
    Personally I don't think there is any difference. I think there are certain things that women excel at, and there are certain things that men excel at.
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  11. Steve Christou

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    Ooh come on! Me smarter than she, she sleep now, I is on net with forum peeps posting away, I is smarterer!
    Like Kevin said, there are certain things women excel at, when I find out what it is, I'll let you guys know.
     
  12. Keith Mickunas

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    Many women voluntarily go through child-birth, in fact some go to great lengths to get pregnant. So what does that tell you? I don't need to go through with it to see how uncomfortable and painful that is. Clearly if women were smarter than men they would have figured out a way to get of all that.
     
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    It is interesting that women have more brain cells, because a study came out about a year ago which indicated that men have larger brains than women!
     
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