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Mikhail Liebenstein

Men on average 4 IQ points higher than women

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Study by Professor Dimitri van der Linden, of Erasmus University in Rotterdam:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/bigger-brains-put-men-ahead-of-women-in-the-iq-stakes-jbzlwx0nh

Also atheists more intelligent than the religious 

https://www.livescience.com/59361-why-are-atheists-generally-more-intelligent.html

Scientific puff pieces by the media, but also as far as I can see true and known for a long time - just not very PC.

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Very clever. This highly intelligent, atheist woman would add that women are more intelligent, despite allegedly being four points behind; they use it better. 

P. S. My IQ is in the upper 1 percentile. 

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2 hours ago, Bossybabe said:

Very clever. This highly intelligent, atheist woman would add that women are more intelligent, despite allegedly being four points behind; they use it better. 

P. S. My IQ is in the upper 1 percentile. 

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Men more intelligent than women?

A measure of intelligence is the ability to learn from past mistakes? As the sole male in our houselhold I am not even going to risk going there thank you very much.  :D

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4 hours ago, Bossybabe said:

Very clever. This highly intelligent, atheist woman would add that women are more intelligent, despite allegedly being four points behind; they use it better. 

P. S. My IQ is in the upper 1 percentile. 

I did an online IQ test once too...

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2 hours ago, Butthead said:

I did an online IQ test once too...

Except mine wasn't online. It was part of a research study carried out from age 4 to 18. 

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1 hour ago, Gigantic Purple Slug said:

I thought we did a poll once some time back. The average off topic IQ turned out to be about 168.

 

 

Pure geniuses, the lot of us!

I will also state the fact that sometimes those with the highest IQs are also the most lacking in common sense. I went to an elite University and there were plenty of individuals who could barely care for themselves, but who we're very good at the specialist subjects.

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1 hour ago, Gigantic Purple Slug said:

I thought we did a poll once some time back. The average off topic IQ turned out to be about 168.

 

 

And no one earns less than 40k.

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8 hours ago, Will! said:

Is there a type for stupid people?

...the positive thing about it is even if born stupid lifes lessons does throw them some intelligence...up to them if they choose to catch it.;)

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6 hours ago, Gigantic Purple Slug said:

I thought we did a poll once some time back. The average off topic IQ turned out to be about 168.

 

 

That's about right. 

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Can't help thinking if everyone on here was as intelligent and rich as they're making out, they'd have bought houses years ago and wouldn't be anywhere near this site...

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46 minutes ago, Craig_ said:

Can't help thinking if everyone on here was as intelligent and rich as they're making out, they'd have bought houses years ago and wouldn't be anywhere near this site...

Then you've missed the point of the off-topic forum...?

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It depends when the test was done and which test was done - there are a number of different IQ tests about, which sometimes give different scores. Older IQ tests are known for being unreliable and too narrow. The more recent ones analyse your percentile on a range of different areas of intelligence. For example, children are now often tested using the WISC-5 and analysed on a number of different cognitive domains. They are also given an overall IQ score but the overall score is now known not to be a reliable indicator of academic performance and is often treated with little regard. For example, some dyslexics score extremely high (top 1%) on the verbal and non-verbal reasoning scale (ability to reason and grasp difficult concepts) but have a low score on processing speed (bottom 5%), which would explain poor exam performance, despite a relatively high overall IQ. So generally, an overall score or percentile, especially if on an older test, may not hold much meaning. The article claims that men have higher IQs than women, but girls consistently outperform boys at A-Level and GCSE. Academic performance is not a reflection or measure of level of intelligence and some highly "intelligent" people are completely useless in the real world (see Mikhail L's post.)

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On 02/07/2017 at 3:17 PM, Gigantic Purple Slug said:

I thought we did a poll once some time back. The average off topic IQ turned out to be about 168.

 

 

When it comes to discussions about IQ, I have never encountered anyone with an IQ of below 130. Funny, that. 

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When IQ tests were first devised, it was found that females scored higher than males, though different genders fared differently with different types of questions. The tests were adjusted with weighting to even out the scores of the genders.

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