I knew it all along...

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  1. Miyazaki

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    its all nonsense

    the acheiving women hit a glass ceiling, so they can't get to the top, just close.

    the fact most if not all the researchers were men didn't bias or prove my point is coincidental

    I'm a guy and yes, their are smarter girls in my classes
     
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    bet they even know how to spell "there" don't they?

    ;) - just kidding!
     
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    I was being lazy lol :rolleyes:
     
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    I think there's some truth in it tbh.... fembots are better at 'hard-work' ( GCSE, A-Levels..... all 'effort' based) whereas men are better at one-off tests... (intelligence?)

    :rolleyes:
     
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    i think you mean, "they're" and not "their" or "there"
     
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    Actually it's the other way around. It takes more intelligence to research effectively (coursework) than to do exams/tests. They are a test of memory and ability to work under pressure. No more, no less.

    Personally I love exams, they enabled me to do naff all work as kid and still get my O' levels and A's. As an adult, courses with exams are much, much, less effort to mark than ones based around coursework and continual assessment. :smashin:

    However, I would be extremely wary of academics producing figures that 'prove' men are more intelligent than women.

    This is because:-

    A) Most senior academics are men (glass ceiling) and
    B) With girls doing so much better than boys in education 'they' need a way of balancing things up to appease the male establishment. ;)
     
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    you're joking right?

    it's impossible to fail a coursework based course these days... just look at GCSE/ Alevel pass rates ??

    I know plenty of FE/HE lecturers who could easily testify to just that effect.

    That, for me at least, is the difference between natural intelligence and effort?
     
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  10. The Dude

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    fair doos mate, another difference of opinion for our collection.. ;)

    I understand the 'pass' fantasy scenario... but from my perspective... both my parents, the last 2 girlfriends, and a few mates too, work in FE/HE and never stop complaining about how thick kids with good passes actually are, compared to the ones they were teaching 5/10 years ago....?
     
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    Life would be VERY boring otherwise wouldn't it!? :D

    Not sure about 'thick'. I would agree with them however, that at primary/secondary levels the numerous changes in direction have messed kids up in terms of literacy and numeracy. This makes a hell of a difference to what you can teach them, and the sort of work you get back.

    The National Curriculum, because of it's over emphasis on Maths and English has had the opposite effect to what was intended. Kids are switched off by the sheer overkill (no pun!) of those subjects. It also means every other subject (including my own in particular) bar science, have been squeezed, and kids grounding in them is much worse. Yet another of big 'M's, 'big ideas' has left us in a mess..........

    Besides, like everyone else we all think that things were 'better back then'. :D ;)
     
  12. MartinImber

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    SOmeone forgot to tell Maggie Thatcher
     
  13. overkill

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    'She' was an alien.............. ;)
     
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    ;)
     
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    Eh, no ... what school did you go to :suicide: :)
     
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    Whilst that may indeed be true of many jobs/professions,it certainly isnt the case any longer in mine,which traditionally was one of the most misogynystic of all.

    All of them have had equal opportunities to achieve the same academic level as their male counterparts,and the inequality in numbers between the sexes has diminished quite rapidly.
     
  17. overkill

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    :D Just wishful thinking by me there, I think andy................. ;)
     
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    Ok my sister got a's and b's on gsce's me I got F's. she would kick my ass at any tests but im way more intelligent then her she allways asks stupid questions when watching films etc, cant work the tv :rolleyes:
     
  19. overkill

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    You want to take that back Phillfy? ;) :D
     
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    What about the way a lot of women hide there intelligence behind a complete lack of common sense. :D

    My other half is far more intelligent than me she can spell for one thing and she has higher qualifications but I regularly beat her at General knowledge. :)

    A friend of hers recently got an 84% average in her maths degree, some of the stuff she studies mystifies me yet ask her a question about anything and she doesn’t know the answer, she just knows how to pass exams! :rolleyes:
     
  21. overkill

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    My better half is the same. Her answer? "Because women are not interested in filling their heads with trival crap like you men".......... :D
     
  22. smelly

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    How right she is :D
     

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