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Women are smarter than men - and Kiwis can prove it

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New Zealanders have helped prove new research showing women are smarter than men.Since IQ testing began a century ago, women have been as much as five points behind, leading psychologists to suggest embedded genetic differences.

But that gap has been narrowing in recent years and this year, women have moved ahead, according to James Flynn, a world-renowned authority on IQ tests.

"In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen but women's have risen faster," said Mr Flynn.

"This is a consequence of modernity. The complexity of the modern world is making our brains adapt and raising our IQ."

Flynn's research collated IQ examination results from New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Estonia and countries in western Europe.

In New Zealand, Estonia and Argentina, women scored marginally more then men.

However, in Australia the results were almost identical for both sexes.

One possible explanation is that women's lives have become more demanding as they multitask between raising a family and doing a job, Flynn said.

Another is that women have a slightly higher potential intelligence than men and are only now realising it.

Mr Flynn, who will publish his findings in a book, said more data was needed to explain the trend.

"The full effect of modernity on women is only just emerging," he added.

The data for making exact comparisons between countries was sparse.

Mr Flynn said: "As the world gets more complex, and living in it demands more abstract thought, so people are adapting."

He added: "I suspect that the same trends are happening in Britain, too, although the data is too sparse to be sure."


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  • Smart Women are the stay at home Mothers, taking care of what really matters.

    Dumb women think that their kids are supposed to be in daycare.

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  • oh dear, God_Himself, this is going to earn you some thumbs down from the thumb trolls. LOL

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  • Go to any engineering school in the West and count the ratio of woman to men. It's so lopsided. You have 10 women to 1 men. NOT.

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  • You mean Kiwi women are smarter than Kiwi men.......well, thats understandable and not hard to do.

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  • I think the results just show the cultural/societal differences between males and females and not actual genetic differences leading to differences in IQ. I know when I was in elementary school it was seen as "uncool" to be interested in your school work and not sports or some other shit that boys "should" be into.

    I think in the future we'll start seeing more results like Australia where they are virtually identical with the traditional gender roles going out the window an More..

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    • @reggie001

      Thank you for the comment and well said.

      In my own household, my daughter seems to be smarter than my son but I know that she works very hard and strives to achieve while Mr cool is only interested in his car and the next rugby game.
      This is not a scientific experiment but like you said, boys think that doing homework is totally uncool.


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  • If someone were to say that men have slightly higher "potential intelligence" than women, they would be universally scorned and booed. Say that women are smarter than men and you get money thrown in your face. If there is such a thing as "potential intelligence" then why is the assumption not that men's "potential intelligence" is still high, or EQUAL, as the feminists "believe" men and women are, (except when it puts women above men) but men are being hel More..

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  • All this says is there are many, many, many people in the world who are smarter than Kiwi men, but that wouldn't be hard... hehe.

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  • Women are certainly more jobsworth than men, I always ask to speak to a man when I ring a company to make sure I get what i want and not what the company wants me to have lol

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  • Mens heads are gynormous and womens heads are little like their hands and feet, thus a larger brain, thus much more smarterer we is. Now back to the kitchen with you.

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    • @jakethelame Fun fact: Neanderthals had bigger brains than us. And morphologically, their brains were indistinguishable from ours too. So the only discernable difference is the size.

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  • If women are smarter than men, why do they marry men?
    Gotcha there.

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  • Oh women maybe smarter on paper but all that extra brainpower is often wasted on trivial matters such as who Kim Kardashian is going to fuck next, whether the curtains should be made of silk or linen, am I fat? and why Stacey is being such a bitch to Ann and its probably because they both think Andy is hot but I bet he secretly likes kate and WHO THE FUCK IS THIS SLUT POKING MY EX EX EX EX BOYFRIEND ON FACEBOOK OH MY GAWD THAT DRESS TOTALLY MAKES HER LOOK LIKE A WHORE...

    yeah, you get the idea More..

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    • @fludblud Fukkin' brilliant. You should write for comedians. Lol.

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  • You should hear the women I hang out with.

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  • If they say so, it must be true.

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  • Women smarter than men? What's her name?

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  • This is so true. For example...

    Remember when a woman invented the internal combustion engine?

    Remember when a woman invented the railroads?

    Remember when a woman invented the automobile?

    Remember when a woman invented the airplane?

    Remember when a woman invented the assembly line?

    Remember when a woman invented the telephone?

    Remember when a woman invented the radio?

    Remember when a woman invented electrical power grids?

    Remember when a woman invented the oil derrick?

    Remember when a More..

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  • Sorry but no dice...Its a mans world.

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  • As long as they aare smart enough to spread their legs and make me a sandwich.

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  • If it was true we wouldn't have to wait for an obscure new zealander in 2012 to figure it out.

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  • BS most everything in this world is invented as a team. Only morons take "studys" that dont show any data, or sampling size as fact.

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  • Womens beat mens in a test ONCE and now they think they are smarter, how cute!

    Here some reality:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLPDBGZiT54

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  • The reason for this is WOMEN RIGHTS. While DAH BABLE tell women to STFU the secular people speak out suck as Susan B. Anthony, a woman and an atheist. :)

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