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Religious People Are Less Intelligent Than Atheists, Concludes New Study

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Study dismissed because of alleged bias, how ironic.

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Study dismissed because of alleged bias, how ironic.

 

No, I think it's written somewhere...

Colossians 2:8

King James Version (KJV)

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

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thats why the study and reactions are funny cat. if someone posted a "study" that said religious people were smarter don't you think you would go oh wait a sec or look at who did the study and find a way to diminish it?

 

i will add though that i consider being called religious a negative thing. i don't want to be or appear religious because to me those guys are wooden and don't change and aren't open to helping others and are locking more into traditions than God.

 

but that's another thread.

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thats why the study and reactions are funny cat. if someone posted a "study" that said religious people were smarter don't you think you would go oh wait a sec or look at who did the study and find a way to diminish it?

 

 

I actually thought about that. I'd look into the study and see how reliable it was, however I wouldn't just say, they must be bias and dismiss it.

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Am I the only Athiest on this board? As for intelligence, I've always scored high ninety percentile on standardized tests growing up and 5 years ago took the Wechsler Adult intelligence test administered by UNO over two days and scored High Superior. Also I am pretty successful at my work so all in all the article seems pretty dead on.

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thats why the study and reactions are funny cat. if someone posted a "study" that said religious people were smarter don't you think you would go oh wait a sec or look at who did the study and find a way to diminish it?

 

I'd look at the methodology before concluding that, actually, and try to explain the results with logic based on the writing of what was done rather than "well clearly the authors are just bias."

 

Then again, I'm a bias non believer.

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Am I the only Athiest on this board? As for intelligence, I've always scored high ninety percentile on standardized tests growing up and 5 years ago took the Wechsler Adult intelligence test administered by UNO over two days and scored High Superior. Also I am pretty successful at my work so all in all the article seems pretty dead on.

 

I can't imagine that selling boarded up shacks to retards in Louisiana is all that hard... not a great proof.

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don't have time on lunch break to actually try to break this study down at all, but http://www.scribd.com/doc/159718696/The-Relation-Between-Intelligence-and-Religiosity-a-Meta-Analysis-and-Some-Proposed-Explanations for those of you that want to actually read it rather than going off of popular press articles and/or dismissing it because it upsets you.

 

My primary questions on this would be:

1) did they account for socioeconomic factors? 

2) did they account for geographical differences and access to education (which is tied to #1)?

3) what measure of intelligence did they use, same with religiosity?  while I read the quotes in the OP I would like to know the specific measures used for this stuff.

4) how did they correct for differences in education, if at all?

5) stats, and assumptions of the tests they made.  my area of biology loves stats :P

 

I am more curious if they're finding a correlation between amount of education and intelligence and that individuals with higher levels of education tend to come from groups less likely to be religious.  I dunno, need to look into it

 

as I said, I'm not passing judgement on the conclusions as I haven't had a chance to read through it

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Meh, IQ testing isn't the end all be all for measuring mental ability
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Shocking. : \

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