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"Study supports the theory that men are idiots"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Wally, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Wally

    Wally Senior Member

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    Continue reading the study at this link - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141211210038.htm

    (Please don't shoot the messenger - just reporting the news.) :D
     
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    Min Guest

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    What a complete waste of taxpayers' money!
     
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  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    So much for the acting-like-idiots-double-bluff scam, hey boys?

    Turns out the women were right, we men actually are idiots.

    :aghhh:
     
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  4. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Yeah, it seems incredible that crap like this can get funding.

    I want to add that risk-seeking behavior in males is not idiotic. Taking risks (and surviving them) is often seen as attractive, and so has an evolutionary purpose.
     
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    From an evolutionary perspective this is also about social change. Young people, especially young males, push the boundaries, and sometimes this is stupid, and sometimes it changes society. Its young males in particular who are more eager to go to war. They are more likely to break and bend and ignore rules. While much of this is dangerous to them and society, I wonder how much of societal evolution is due to it?

    Having said that, irrational behaviour is rife. We are all guilty to some extent, but some are in positions of authority and guilty. Teenage males worry me much less than senior bureaucrats in the health system for example. A young male might injure himself and a few others, an inept bureaucrat could harm millions.
     
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  6. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Let me point out this has the hallmarks of a satirical article.
     
  7. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    I think you are right - it's not serious. See this quote:

     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Yep, that is part of why I said its satirical, lol.
     
  9. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    It's semi-satirical, I would say. I like this footnote, which you'll find in the BMJ:

    Footnotes
    • We thank Wendy Northcutt and the Darwin Awards Committee for permission to use their data. BL thanks The King Edward VI School, Morpeth, for its support and declares that the study did not get in the way of homework..
     
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  10. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    What can I say? an obviously satirical piece is treated by male members of the community as true and discussed....;):rofl:
     
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    Sidereal Senior Member

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    Relax... it's Christmas BMJ which is satirical.

    http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7094

    :D:rofl:
     
  12. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    MIT confirmed.
     
  13. Kina

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    http://www.therecord.com/news-story...tudy-men-more-likely-to-be-idiots-than-women/

     
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  14. Wally

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    I was wondering how long it would take for the content of this "news" article to be questioned. ;)

    It is good to see that after a close inspection of the article in question, it raised a bit of skepticism. o_O

    Hope you enjoyed some holiday humor to test your brain cells. :nerd:

    I am also glad to report that despite the cognitive challenges this illness presents, our "humorous" brain cells, while subject to bouts of inflammation, appear to remain intact. :hug:
     
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  15. Bob

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    I know that's true because that's what my male friends tell me when they're drunk. But it's strange, no female member of our species has ever confirmed to me that they find idiotic behaviour attractive! Dunno why... ;)
     
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    Mine are intact but have a will of their own. They wander off and come back occasionally, just for a visit. ;)
     
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    Funny, I recall seeing women make a snort of derision and wonder off at parties after seeing stupid behaviour from drunk males ... including me.
     
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