brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Parse Tree parsetree at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 14 16:36:37 EST 2002


"John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote in message
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> "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote in message
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> > >
> > > Almost a full century after Marie Curie made history, the TIMSS study
> > > demonstrated that a statistical zero percent of American 12th grade
> girls
> > > were able to correctly answer 30 physics questions which a third of
the
> > 12th
> > > grade boys participating from 18 countries around the world answered
> > > correctly:
> >
> > You are aware that a statistical 0 percent is equal to not a single
female
> > answerig them correctly, right?
> >
>
> No.  That's not correct.

Actually, it is.  If you arrive at 0% then you rounded.

> READ the statement carefully, and answer your own question.
>
> Instead of me just continually explaining how it's possible, it's time for
> you to apply that "superior" female intellect and figure it out for
> yourself.

I'm male, you know.

> ALL this requires is a little bit of addition and subtraction.  It doesn't
> require you to resolve a million third order partial differential
equations.
> It doesn't require calculus.  It doesn't even require algebra if you do it
> right.

Statistics very much requires algebra.  Calculus too, in many cases.





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