XX brighter than XY


IQs are improving and women’s IQs have overtaken men’s:

Emeritus Professor James Flynn, of Otago University, whose  research on intelligence has gained international recognition, says women had  lagged by as many as five points behind men in IQ testing.

But the gap has been narrowing in recent years and now  women’s scores are higher in some countries, including New Zealand, he is quoted  as saying on various British media websites.

“In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women  have risen but women’s have risen faster,” he said.

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

One explanation is that women’s lives have become more demanding as they  multitask between raising a family and working outside the home. . .

We work more therefore we think better?

IQ test skewed towards men?


IQ Test
Free-IQTest.net – IQ Test

 Kiwiblog is smarter than I am.

Quote Unquote  is brighter too.

I bet it’s the number sequence that I got wrong.

If two men score better than one woman do I have sufficient evidence to accuse the test of  gender bias? 🙂

UPDATE: Oswald Bastable  beat me too.

I haven’t noticed any women confessing to their scores – but maybe they’re too smart to waste their time on the test.

UPDATE 2 : Kismet Farm scored better than me too.

Saturday’s smile


Yes it’s an old one, and it may not even be a good one but given the election was announced yesterday it is an appropriate one: 


A man enters a bar and orders a drink and discovers the bar tender is a robot.


The robot serves him a perfectly prepared cocktail, and then asks him,


“What’s your IQ?”


The man replies “150” and the robot proceeds to make conversation about quantum physics and spirituality, bio-mimicry, environmental interconnectedness, string theory and nanotechnology.


The customer is very impressed and thinks, “This is really cool.”


He walks out of the bar, turns around and comes back in for another drink.


Again, the robot serves him the perfectly prepared drink and asks him,


“What’s your IQ?”


The man responds, “About 100.”


Immediately the robot starts talking, but this time about league, Holdens, racing, the new BIG Mac, tattoos, Nicky Watson and women in general.


Really impressed, the man leaves the bar and decides to give the robot one more test.


He heads out and returns, the robot serves him and asks,


“What’s your IQ?”


The man replies, “Err, 50, I think.”


And the robot says……really slowly…….

“So…………… ya gonna vote for Helen and Winston again?”

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