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Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice
LiveScience.com via Yahoo! ^ | 1/26/2012 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 01/26/2012 11:50:34 AM PST by Dr. Thorne

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

SNIP

Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.

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Here is the bio of the genius who created falsified this "study".Gordon Hodson, Ph.D. with his email and a link to his *gag* research.

And here's the smug, lying bastard now.

This pustule looks like a child molester to me.

1 posted on 01/26/2012 11:50:38 AM PST by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne

The establishment republicans, the liberals, and the moderates also believe the same thing.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 11:53:50 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: Dr. Thorne
LiveScience is the absolute dregs.

If you go to their "about" page, and read the staff bios (and they're all women of the same archetype - let's see the EEOC investigate them!), you'll understand why they don't report any actual science.

3 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:26 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.

That's weird because I see them "gravitating" towards Obama and the food stamp office every day. The boy might want to check his data again. Something is screwed up here.

4 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:51 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Low-intelligence adults like William F. Buckley, Pope Benedict, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Samuel Johnson....


5 posted on 01/26/2012 11:59:36 AM PST by Argus
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To: Dr. Thorne

“People who give in to racism and prejudice may....become the 1st black President...”


6 posted on 01/26/2012 11:59:43 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Yossarian

Dress up hate as “science” and peddle it to the leftist rubes who so desparately want to be told they are smarter than those with whom they disagree.
As many conservatives are aware (because they are quite studied and intelligent), the natl socialists created their own science, art, and literature, while labeling others’ views as degenerate. That is, intelligence by decree. That is one of the characteristics of totalitarian regimes in general.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 12:04:18 PM PST by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I’d like to see the part of this loon’s “study” that explains why, if they “gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies”, why do they continue to vote for Obama and the ‘RATS.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 12:04:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I already learneds this in publik skool


9 posted on 01/26/2012 12:07:21 PM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Dr. Thorne
There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb

I don't disagree.

The problem is that liberals, while being by far the most racist and prejudiced among us, deny loudly and try to deflect by claiming these are characteristics of conservatives.

Of course, only dumb people (generally liberals) believe all that because they can't (or won't) see the truth in front of their faces.

10 posted on 01/26/2012 12:07:21 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
I AM PREJUDICED... I HATE ALL PROGRESSIVES! I have an IQ of 158 and the author has a face that launched a thousand poofters.

LLS

11 posted on 01/26/2012 12:07:51 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I’m a die hard conservative. I’m a Senior Engineer/ Analyst with two Masters degrees (EE and an MBA). I would gladly challenge this ass-hat too an IQ contest!


12 posted on 01/26/2012 12:09:29 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Even if socially-conservative individuals are more likely to have lower IQs, I could care less. A person’s moral character is what matters, not how high their intelligence is. Some of the most evil men in history were brilliant.

The left has this fixation with proving their superiority over others and it is frightening. You look at people like Margaret Sanger who was a leftist and wanted to sterilize blacks because she felt they were dumber and a drag on society.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 12:10:16 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Dr. Thorne

Gordo’s keyboard and monitor has dried sperm and fecal matter on it.

Scientists have taken sample scrapings and studied it to confirmed that he’s is a liberal ass bandit and kos kiddo.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 12:12:14 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

If this is for real.. even stupider people copy studies made about them and think that we’ll take their “study” seriously.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 12:13:04 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Dr. Thorne
OMG! This must mean that the biggest haters and racists in America HAVE DOWN SYNDROME!!! (but the seem s sweet)

In Woody Allen movies the conservative Republicans have brain tumors who return to proper Leftist progressivism when it's removed.

16 posted on 01/26/2012 12:14:15 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: bigdirty

It’s just depressing how we are seeing more and more MORONS these days running around with Ph.D after their name. I guess it goes to show that diplomas ARE nothing more than tuition receipts.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 12:14:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
This pustule looks like a child molester to me.

You can't judge a book by it's cover.

However, experience is another thing, and what it has taught me is that the younger a person is, the 'smarter' they think they are.

18 posted on 01/26/2012 12:16:14 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Dr. Thorne
One blogger pointed out that the survey contrasts people who judge on the basis of what they actually see and experience versus people who judge on the basis of attitudes that they've learned that they are "supposed" to have.

Sometimes the person who judges by experience or appearances does come up with the right answer, but the survey will always rate the politically correct attitude that people are "supposed" to have as correct and a sign of education and intelligence.

There may be something circular in the findings: what's "proven" is what the people who set up the study assumed to be true when they set up the survey because they defined intelligence as holding the attitudes that they favor.

19 posted on 01/26/2012 12:18:00 PM PST by x
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To: Dr. Thorne
Over rated hi IQ with no walking around sense. JMHO


20 posted on 01/26/2012 12:18:07 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Dr. Thorne

The rest of the psychology department at Brock (Lesnar) University.

21 posted on 01/26/2012 12:18:28 PM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Liberal Beliefs linked to false sense of superiority and Low I.Q.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 12:21:16 PM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“Prejudice” is the honor “common sense” pays to “experience....”


23 posted on 01/26/2012 12:21:47 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Dr. Thorne

This is very funny. Anyone can see that this study is fake without even bothering to look at it. I’m sure that Lawrence O’Donnell, the fat Minnesota guy, and Madcow on MSNBC will be all over this tonite. They’ll fall for it because it feeds their prejudices.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 12:23:08 PM PST by Sam Clements
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To: iacovatx

Good comment.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 12:29:46 PM PST by Track9 (The revolution IS brewing..)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb,”

So liberals aren’t so smart. Sort of a ‘water is wet’ kind of statement.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by lurk
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To: Dr. Thorne

This coming from a guy who associates with folks that aren’t able to differentiate between a toilet and a cop car.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 12:36:08 PM PST by dforest
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To: Augustinian monk

Conservatism...so easy even a caveman can do it.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 12:37:29 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: Dr. Thorne
Last time I was tested I scored a 135.

I would love to test the IQ of the average Obama voter. The democrats own the left side of the Bell Curve.

29 posted on 01/26/2012 12:38:14 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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"Say what?"

30 posted on 01/26/2012 12:38:43 PM PST by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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So racists and bigots gravitate towards the party that fred the sdlaves, lef the civil right movement and championed women’s suffrage? They must really...really....really have low IQs lol.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 12:39:33 PM PST by BloodAngel
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If anyone's willing to pop the 35 bucks to get the full paper, I'll volunteer to expose exactly what's wrong with it:

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/01/04/0956797611421206.full.pdf+html

32 posted on 01/26/2012 12:44:02 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Communists talking to Progressives. Or maybe vice versa, I dunno, I’m low intelligence.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 12:47:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Last time I was tested I scored a 135.

I wish I was that smart. Mine is only 133 :-)

OTOH, to what extent are the study results because many high-IQ types tend to "see the equivalence in all points of view", etc.

All behavior is equal, all cultures are equal, there aren't really any virtues, etc...and it's all true because they're so smart!!!!!!
34 posted on 01/26/2012 1:02:30 PM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Dr. Thorne

And liberalism isn’t a simple ideology? Bull hockey!!!

It’s extremely simple. The complexities come because lies beget more lies. Because rationales and justifications have to be developed to justify doing the wrong thing. Because the failures of their policies have to be explained.

I don’t know. Let’s assume that the libs ARE smarter, on average than conservatives. They are also much more naive and FOOLISH.

Their leaders ARE evil. Those that think liberal policies will make their lives better ARE stupid. But the vast majority of those that believe liberal bushwah, and the vast majority of those that vote Democratic, are FOOLS, and there is no other word that can describe them.

FOOLS.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 1:07:03 PM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If your population consists solely of the more elite of the liberals, and the less elite of the conservatives, you MIGHT get results like this.

There would be considerable overlap, though.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 1:10:03 PM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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37 posted on 01/26/2012 1:17:18 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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See? They always knew they were smarter than us. Now, they've concocted a research study to "prove" it. I am amazed!

(As if social conservatism and racism have anything to do with each other. The most disgustingly racist people I have ever met were all social libertines.)
38 posted on 01/26/2012 1:19:24 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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Maybe this young man should say this to the face of Charles Krauthammer, Thomas Sowell or Dr. Williams....


39 posted on 01/26/2012 1:41:57 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: Dr. Thorne

He sure has a purdy mouth.


40 posted on 01/26/2012 1:44:52 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: chesley
The complexities come because lies beget more lies. Because rationales and justifications have to be developed to justify doing the wrong thing. Because the failures of their policies have to be explained.

I think you've nailed it.

Liberals love to put on airs and affect the look of the classic tweedy professor. They like to spin convoluted, verbose arguments and adopt technical, opaque jargon.

They don't want to be understood.

They know, as we do, that truth is fairly simple. Logic is clear and precise. Clear statements can't be denied later on.

I suppose they get credit for being able to construct these verbal labyrinths; I guess it takes at least a certain kind of cunning.

But I like to remind them that we stupid people have the same rights they have, and ask them if we should be excluded just because we're stupid. They can't handle that argument.

41 posted on 01/26/2012 1:47:26 PM PST by tsomer
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Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.

When evaluating an ideology, whether or not an ideology has many or few followers or whether the followers are more or less intelligent does not matter. What matters is whether the ideology is objectively true or not and corresponds to reality, and whether or not it is evaluated by the correct standard of value, which is whether or not it is compatible with human nature and is beneficial human life. Conservatism is both objectively true and is a moral value.

42 posted on 01/26/2012 1:47:48 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: BikerJoe
Some of the most clueless people I've known have PHds.

It seems to be sort of an idiot savant thing in many cases.

43 posted on 01/26/2012 1:51:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Dr. Thorne
And that is why Democrats get the vast majority of High School drop out votes?

Because low IQ people seek out conservative ideologies?

Seems Gordon has some ‘splaining to do.

44 posted on 01/26/2012 1:52:34 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: MEGoody
The problem is that liberals, while being by far the most racist and prejudiced among us, deny loudly and try to deflect by claiming these are characteristics of conservatives.

This is it. Liberals are just as if not more predjudiced about other people, they just dont realize it, because its "ok" to prejudge SOME people but not others.

45 posted on 01/26/2012 1:55:29 PM PST by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Yep, that’s why Democrats are always trying to register voters in prison, because of all the genius IQs there.


46 posted on 01/26/2012 1:56:13 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

LOL! This belief has been floating around academia for a long time but at least now someone will be able to use it to get more action at cocktail parties. Back off man, he’s a scientist!

If I take it at face value I’ll have to question the intelligence of famed anti Christian bigots like Bill Maher, and even doubt the metallurgical brilliance of Rosie O’Donnell given some of her other less charitable statements. Sooo many implications - my little reptilian brain hurts.


47 posted on 01/26/2012 2:01:33 PM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Livescience is for papers that they do not wish to be peer-reviewd because they are garbage. I believe that this site has also published papers that claim that there is a nitrogen radical crisis or my personal favorite: A paper that claims that humans are using up all the oxygen and we are all gonna die.

Science fictio would be a better name for the site.


48 posted on 01/26/2012 2:02:45 PM PST by texmexis best
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A Mass. court just decided a woman considered mentally ill can be forced to have an abortion and be sterilized.

Some libertarian idiot said he agrees that “people like that” should not have babies. Bet he did not figure he would be classifed as mentally unstable by a socialist controlled system.


49 posted on 01/26/2012 2:58:05 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Dr. Thorne
People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

That makes sense. The most racist and prejudiced people I see on TV, in Hollywood product and in the MSM are all liberals.

That would tend to support the theory that dumb people tend to be racist and bigoted.

50 posted on 01/26/2012 3:25:24 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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