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Old 08-12-2013, 09:26 AM  
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Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds

Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds

Rob Waugh 3 hours ago Yahoo! News

Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades.

A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity” in 53 out of 63 studies

Even in extreme old age, intelligent people are less likely to believe, the researchers found - and the reasons why people with high IQs shun religion may not be as simple as previously thought.

Previous studies have tended to assume that intelligent people simply “know better”, the researchers write - but the reasons may be more complex.

For instance, intelligent people are more likely to be married, and more likely to be successful in life - and this may mean they “need” religion less.

The studies used in Zuckerman's paper included a life-long analysis of the beliefs of a group of 1,500 gifted children - those with IQs over 135 - in a study which began in 1921 and continues today.

Even at 75 to 91 years of age, the children from Lewis Terman’s study scored lower for religiosity than the general population - contrary to the widely held belief that people turn to God as they age. The researchers noted that data was lacking about religious attitudes in old age and say, “Additional research is needed to resolve this issue.”

As early as 1958, Michael Argyle concluded, “Although intelligent children grasp religious concepts earlier, they are also the first to doubt the truth of religion, and intelligent students are much less likely to accept orthodox beliefs, and rather less likely to have pro-religious attitudes.”

A 1916 study quoted in Zuckerman’s paper (Leuba) found that, “58% of randomly selected scientists in the United States expressed disbelief in, or doubt regarding the existence of God; this proportion rose to nearly 70% for the most eminent scientists.”

The paper, published in the academic journal Personality and Social Psychology Review, said “Most extant explanations (of a negative relation) share one central theme—the premise that religious beliefs are irrational, not anchored in science, not testable and, therefore, unappealing to intelligent people who “know better.”

The answer may, however, be more complex. Intelligent people may simply be able to provide themselves with the psychological benefits offered by religion - such as “self-regulation and self-enhancement”, because they are more likely to be successful, and have stable lives.

“Intelligent people typically spend more time in school—a form of self-regulation that may yield long-term benefits,” the researchers write. “More intelligent people get higher level jobs (and better employment (and higher salary) may lead to higher self-esteem, and encourage personal control beliefs.”

“Last, more intelligent people are more likely to get and stay married (greater attachment), though for intelligent people, that too comes later in life. We therefore suggest that as intelligent people move from young adulthood to adulthood and then to middle age, the benefits of intelligence may continue to accrue.”

The researchers suggest that further research on the “function” of religion may reveal more.

“People possessing the functions that religion provides are likely to adopt atheism, people lacking these very functions (e.g., the poor, the helpless) are likely to adopt theism,” the researchers wrote.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #61
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You're just a textbook liberal. Picking and choosing when your "science" and your "facts" may or may not be applied. IQ exists, but only in the circumstances that make you comfortable. Fraud.
I never said anything like that. This is pure babbling gibberish.

Frankly, I don't know why some people are so defensive about this study. It didn't say every religious person is stupid.





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Old 08-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #62
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You were / are the kind of child who can dish it, and plenty, but whiones and cries the moment it is dished to you...

AM I right?

Whiny / crybaby/ pussy in school? Always being "bullied"?
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #63
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I would argue you are the moron if you cant find even 3 things I said about Cassel that are unreasonable after making bold claims.

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I'm not sifting through mounds of your idiocy because you request that I do so. The only reason I know who you are is because you started negging me for pointing out your cassel cum guzzling.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #64
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #65
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Sure, I know that I love my wife and kids.

Donger Jr: Daddy, are ghosts real?

Donger: Sure, I'm not arrogant enough to state they aren't.

Donger Jr: Huh?

Donger: OK, night-night, sleep well.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #66
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Donger Jr: Daddy, are ghosts real?

Donger: Sure, I'm not arrogant enough to state they aren't.

Donger Jr: Huh?

Donger: OK, night-night, sleep well.
I've actually been asked that question by both my kids. My answer was that I don't know.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #67
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Here's an example of an atheist who is really, really intelligent. A good example of being smart but not necessarily rational, having social skills, common sense or having street smarts. Oh, and his mom is what he calls a "religious nut" but who has more common sense than this genius.




And here this genius coming up with an algorithm for making friends.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #68
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Donger Jr: Daddy, are ghosts real?

Donger: Sure, I'm not arrogant enough to state they aren't.

Donger Jr: Huh?

Donger: OK, night-night, sleep well.
CosmoJR: Daddy what is God?

Cosmo: God is only something with a lower IQ tend to believe in, you don't have a low IQ do you?

CosmJr: No daddy, Im a good boy like you. Nighty Night.

/feels this is actually different or superior to everyone else with 'low Iq"
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #69
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because you started negging me for pointing out your cassel cum guzzling.
I gave you the chance to back up these claims...in other words to 'point it out'

You can't.

Simply parroting the words over and over again like a raggedy transexual Toucan with its penis removed is not 'pointing' anything out. Its just repeating words and sounds you do not understand.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #70
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Showing the world how petty and stupid you are isn't whining. And no, I was never bullied. I stood up to bullies which is why I call out pussy ass rep stalkers like you and frazbob.

Pussies like you and frazbob think rep is bound by some unwritten rule or honor code. I post neg reps because the rep system here is ****ing stupid and used by pussies like you two to hide how much of a bitch that you are.
frazbob? Tell me that's not really your best shot.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #72
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I gave you the chance to back up these claims...in other words to 'point it out'

You can't.

Simply parroting the words over and over again like a raggedy transexual Toucan with its penis removed is not 'pointing' anything out. Its just repeating words and sounds you do not understand.
Ok cassel cum guzzler. I don't waste my time doing requests for my nut hangers like you. I'm far from the only poster who has pointed out your cassel loving ways.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #73
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Here's an example of an atheist who is really, really intelligent. A good example of being smart but not necessarily rational, having social skills, common sense or having street smarts. Oh, and his mom is what he calls a "religious nut" but who has more common sense than this genius.
You really connect with this fictional character, don't you?
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I gave you the chance to back up these claims...in other words to 'point it out'

You can't.

Simply parroting the words over and over again like a raggedy transexual Toucan with its penis removed is not 'pointing' anything out. Its just repeating words and sounds you do not understand.
And wow. How much energy do you waste rep stalking me? Seriously, take a xanax and step away from CP for a few minutes.

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Religious people are... 08-12-2013 04:27 PM Pawnmower Please go sit in the ****ing corner and play with your piddly shit tonka trucks and drink milk from your mom's stretched out long mother****ing whore nipples
Religious people are... 08-12-2013 04:17 PM Pawnmower You made claims. You refuse / can't back them up. FAIL. Your whole life is a ****ing failure. You are one of the biggest pussies I have ever encountered ANYWHERE
Religious people are... 08-12-2013 04:15 PM Pawnmower I wish someday you are travelling abroad and as you crest aflower covered hill during a sunset, a herd of humongous angry rhinos rapes you and your emo band repeatedly until you are are covered in rhino jizz
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #75
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Hey bitch titted frazbob, why don't you actually participate in the thread instead of hiding behind rep?

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Religious people are... 08-12-2013 03:13 PM frazod You don't seem to be garnering much sympathy, though. Can't imagine why
Religious people are... 08-12-2013 01:38 PM frazod There's no thread you can't try to make all about you, is there? What a bitch.
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