# brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at usa.com
Thu Jul 18 23:16:54 EST 2002

```"Jet" <thatjetnospam at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> John Knight wrote:
> >
> > "Jet" <thatjetnospam at yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:3D364DCC.FD04A773 at yahoo.com...
> > > >   If they didn't have the wrong information, or didn't make an
error,
> > > > >then of the 30% who got it correct, 23% would have gotten it
correct
> > because
> > > > >they guessed, and only 7% would have gotten it correct because they
> > > > >understood the problem [ x = total guesses, 0.25x = correct guesses
> > 0.75x =
> > > > >wrong guesses = 70%, x = .93, 0.25x = .23 = correct guesses,
correct
> > total
> > > > >answers of 30% - 23% correct guesses = 7% (those who knew the
> > problem)].
> > > >
> > > > You cannot determine the percentage who guessed.  You persist in
> > assuming
> > > > that everyone who got the answer wrong guessed randomly, and there
is no
> > > > evidence of this.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Let's look at his algebra. He states x = total guesses, and 0.25x =
> > > correct guesses 0.75 x= wrong guesses.
> > >
> > > He then figures that 0.75 x= 70%, and thus x = .93.
> > >
> > > BUT, if we figure .25 x= 30%, x=1.20. We have x with two different
> > > values!
> > >
> > > LOL.
> > >
> > > J
> >
> > My, my, Jet, you're really working overtime to try to prove the point of
> > this thread, aren't you?  Two stabs at it so far, and you're still off
by a
> > mile.
>
> Point out what was wrong with my algebra. If there were anything, you
> would have pointed it out. Assuming you can do 7th grade math.
>

addition and subtraction, nor with multiplication and division.  Your
problem is much simpler than that, the you still can't figure it out?

ok, just admit you don't know, and I'll tell you.  Or just ask somebody else
what you did wrong.

> >
> > Don't ask anybody for the answer, ok?  This is a closed book quiz.
Scout's
> > honor?
>
> around.
>

You've been given all the hints in the world, you've been provided with the
url's to the questions as well as to the answers, you haven't demonstrated
that there's even one wiggling electon in that 3 1/2 billion brain cell
short cranial cavity of yours, and now you want someone else to solve H04
for you?

If you could just get the first step right, it might be worth explaining it
all to you, but if you're this lazy or this stupid, why should anyone waste
any more time with it?

It's not somebody's "sexist opinion" that you can't figure it out--you just
proved in writing that you can't.

John Knight

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