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#1 theedaddy

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:59 PM

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:01 PM

Jesus I need to move. :)

Not shocked

#3 Epistaxis

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:08 PM

Utah is quite the harmony of opposites, no?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:25 PM

Where'd you get this? Not refuting, I like it.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:37 PM

You damn Southerners.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:43 PM

How in the world do they come up with an accuracy like this on things like "average IQ" and "generosity" to the point where a spread of 10% in IQ and a spread of 4 arbitrary points in generosity where the differences are statistically significant?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:46 PM

I don't understand why Massachusetts is so low, I'm sure they still burn witches.

#8 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

Is religiousness even a word? (guess it is, just don't remember hearing or seeing it used)

Anyway, that chart is certainly different from this one.

Religious beliefs by state

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:51 PM

ironic are the states that are the MOST homogenized and have a higher rate of child molestation.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:46 AM

Is religiousness even a word? (guess it is, just don't remember hearing or seeing it used)

Anyway, that chart is certainly different from this one.

Religious beliefs by state


They are totally different type charts. Unless I'm missing something

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

If 100 IQ is average then at least half the people have a sub 100 IQ.

Scary.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:53 AM

I don't put too much credence into this chart but I find it funny that places that are very religious have high murder rates.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:54 AM

If 100 IQ is average then at least half the people have a sub 100 IQ.

Scary.


Average does not equal middle, so not necessarily.

Also, IQ is a scale where 100 is arbitrarily chosen as the average value, and higher and lower scores are determined based on percentiles.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

I don't put too much credence into this chart but I find it funny that places that are very religious have high murder rates.


I actually think it makes more sense: after all, atheism is more prevalent in areas with less "want." If people live in a poor area with high crime/murder rates, then odds are they're going to turn to God for solace, hope, etc.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:58 AM

I actually think it makes more sense: after all, atheism is more prevalent in areas with less "want." If people live in a poor area with high crime/murder rates, then odds are they're going to turn to God for solace, hope, etc.


I don't agree with your first sentence but your second one I do.