brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight johnknight at usa.com
Wed Jul 24 21:33:07 EST 2002


"Cary Kittrell" <cary at afone.as.arizona.edu> wrote in message
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> In article <HBG%8.17949$Fq6.2185466 at news2.west.cox.net> "John Knight"
<johnknight at usa.com> writes:
> <
> <"Cary Kittrell" <cary at afone.as.arizona.edu> wrote in message
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> <> In article  "John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> writes:
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> <> <
> <> <"Cary Kittrell" <cary at afone.as.arizona.edu> wrote in message
> <> <news:ahkjf2$rvp$1 at oasis.ccit.arizona.edu...
> <> <>
> <> <> In article  "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> writes:
> <>
> <>             {...}
> <> <> <
> <> <> <The initial spring tension is unknown.  You're assuming that the
> <bottom
> <> <> <sphere is suspended from the top one.  It simply says that it's
> <suspended
> <> <at
> <> <> <rest.  Which could simply mean that the system is suspended at
rest.
> <Who
> <> <> <knows?  Actually, I find many of these questions to be very
imprecise.
> <> <> <
> <> <> <Regardless, the acceleration of the system is g.  And the
acceleration
> <of
> <> <> <all of the parts are g.  Thus the string's tension should be 0.
> <> <>
> <> <> Assuming an infinitely strong string -- one whose relaxation is
zero --
> <> <then
> <> <> you are correct.
> <> <>
> <> <>
> <> <> -- cary
> <> <>
> <> <>
> <> <
> <> <Every bit of information that's required to answer the quesion
correctly
> <was
> <> <provided.  There's nothing about the string being "infinitely strong",
> <and
> <> <in fact the question specifically states that it's a "light string",
> <cary!
> <> <
> <>
> <> Well then, obviously none of the given answers is technically correct,
is
> <> it?
> <>
> <> Of course it's clear what the designers of the test had in mind, but
> <> if one wants to get all geeky about it, you need the Young's modulus of
> <> the "light string" for a more correct approximation.  And then you
> <> need to apply further corrections for tidal effects.  And then
> <> there are tiny General Relativistic corrections beyond all that.
> <>
> <> Clearly the question wasn't looking for any of this, but Parse Tree
> <> and I are just having a bit of fun playing with it.  Come on
> <> in John, any number can play: let's hear your discussion of the physics
> <> involved.  Here, use this space:
> <>
> <
> <Not only did the test question not ask for all that, not only is it
> <irrelevant to answering the question, not only have you already SEEN the
> <correct answer, but you're answering the wrong question.
> <
> <The correct answer would be the one that addresses what you believe it is
> <about American 12th grade girls that their correct answers to ONE THIRD
of
> <these questions were lower than if they'd just guessed.  Not just a
little
> <bit lower, but a LOT lower.  Not just a few questions like this simple
one,
> <but ONE THIRD of them.
> <
> <Unless your muddling around like this is intended to demonstrate the
mental
> <process that you think might have been involved, you're ignoring the most
> <important question.
> <
>
> Can't do it, eh?
>
> Imagine my surprise.
>
>
> -- cary

Why should anyone participate in your attempt to sidetrack the discussion,
cary?  The answer to the question was posted days ago, the links to the
answer sheet were posted weeks ago, but even if you were to ever figure it
out, it's still completely irrelevant to the point of the thread.

Tell us why you believe that GRE Quantitative scores and the 1995 TIMSS Math
scores correlate so closely with brain size, as well as with incomes, crime
rates, SAT Math scores, IAEP Math scores, GRE Analytical and Verbal scores,
the 1999 TIMSS scores, etc.
http://christianparty.net/grebrainsizegraphs.htm

Or, conversely, tell us why you believe that American 12th grade girls
scored lower than if they'd just guessed on a THIRD of the questions at
http://christianparty.net/timssphysics.htm

John Knight






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