Are liberal children more intelligent?

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    LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- More intelligent children may be more likely to grow up to be liberals, a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests.

    Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist, says "evolutionarily novel" preferences and values are those that humans are not biologically designed to have and our ancestors probably did not possess. In contrast, those that our ancestors had for millions of years are "evolutionarily familiar."

    Kanazawa argues that humans are evolutionarily designed to be conservative, caring mostly about their family and friends, and being liberal -- caring about an indefinite number of genetically unrelated strangers one has never meet or interacted with -- is evolutionarily novel.

    Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health support Kanazawa's hypothesis. Young adults who subjectively identify themselves as "very liberal" have an average IQ of 106 during adolescence while those who identify themselves as "very conservative" have an average IQ of 95 during adolescence, Kanazawa says.

    Young adults who identify themselves as "not at all religious" have an average IQ of 103 during adolescence, while those who identify themselves as "very religious" have an average IQ of 97 during adolescence, Kanazawa says.

    Higher IQ linked to liberalism, atheism - UPI.com
     
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    one of the leaders of the tea party here in burley Idaho son is the valedictorian of his class
    and his next door cousin won the car tech contest in boise which awards a 44000 dollar schollie . He will be competing in Minnesota at the national contest.

    sorta blows that pommies theory out the window
     
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    I guess you better define liberal. Socialism, which has failed so many times in the past, doesn't work and any intelligent person knows that eventually you run out of other peoples' money.
     
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    The majority of Barack Obama's most loyal demographic does not even graduate from High School.

    Fail.
     
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    What is the point of this thread ?

    That a group of academics (you know...those scientists who don't know much about the real world) who tend to be liberal....reach a self-serving conclusion ?

    Oh yes...they use data.

    You know...data that can be interpreted a million ways depending on the way you frame the question.

    What is really sick is that Chris somehow sees this as making himself smarter when the cons on this board hand him his ass time after time after time after time.

    Unbelievable.

    And what does "very religous" mean ? Or "not at all religious" ? The board moron strikes again.
     
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    Liberal Children at play

     
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    Are liberal children more intelligent?

    Yes.
    However blindly partisan democrats are not.
    They are just as stupid as blindly partisan republicans.
     
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    If it comes from

    Franco
    TruthSplatters
    Chrissy

    It's a Fail right out of the blocks.
     
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    I love vodoo correlations.
     
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    LIberal does not necessarially mean democrat just as conservative does not always mean republican.

    I am a conservative liberal but I think both partys suffer from extreme cranial anal itis.
     
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