Religious people less intelligent than atheists?

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    Religious People Are Less Intelligent Than Atheists, Concludes New Study


    Before you use the lame excuse that it was published in HuffPo (as opposed to dredge, blaze, etc), note that it was first published in Sage:

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    Whatever, it still seems a little too pat, too easy.

    But, well worth reading the entire article.
     
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    I think that's very rude to infer that Obama is not intelligent just because he's a Christian.
     
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    An interesting study. We'll probably have to wait for n in both sets to get closer to even - or @ least the same order of magnitude - before we can sample the populations & hope to get representative sample data sets.

    If I understand the sampling correctly, on the atheist side they're oversampling people with university degrees, graduate degrees & so on, while the religious side probably over-presents people with less formal education than the first set. It's a sampling quibble, but it's important to anticipate & correct any sampling bias so that the results aren't false artifacts of the methodology. & so that we can have more confidence in the results of the studies.
     
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    They are too stupid to acknowledge creation :eusa_whistle:
     
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    prem·ise
    a basis, stated or assumed, on which reasoning proceeds.

    I was going to suggest that many of the studies were biased in the first place, but your quote already admits it. So thanks for pointing it out and saving me the trouble of suggesting it and then having to "prove it."
     
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    You're lying. You don't think its rude at all. But, ignoring your lame ass attempt at sarcasm ...

    I have often written that, IMO, its horrifying that any, some, many, most world leaders are getting advice from an imaginary creature.
     
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    But, of course this started with a bias.

    If it had been conducted among, say, fundies like Westboro, the end result would reflect their lack of education and intelligence. This was conducted by an intellectual entity ...
     
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    You are a truly spiritual being, Mr. Neddite.
     
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    I understand your inference, but Obama is clearly not a Christian; he does not believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, and he endorses homosexuality - even gay marriage which is an impossibility as marriage is made in Heaven, and homosexuality is an Obamanation. It is not what you say; it is what you do that defines you.

    Obama claimed to be a Christian for votes!
     
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    - since they voted for him, doesn't that (clearly) validate the OP.
     

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