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Liberalism, Atheism, Male Sexual Exclusivity Linked to IQ
CNN ^ | 2/26/10 | Elizabeth Landua

Posted on 02/26/2010 2:39:36 PM PST by nickcarraway

Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women. The findings will be published in the March 2010 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.

The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning -- on the order of 6 to 11 points -- and the data should not be used to stereotype or make assumptions about people, experts say. But they show how certain patterns of identifying with particular ideologies develop, and how some people's behaviors come to be. The reasoning is that sexual exclusivity in men, liberalism and atheism all go against what would be expected given humans' evolutionary past. In other words, none of these traits would have benefited our early human ancestors, but higher intelligence may be associated with them.

"The adoption of some evolutionarily novel ideas makes some sense in terms of moving the species forward," said George Washington University leadership professor James Bailey, who was not involved in the study. "It also makes perfect sense that more intelligent people -- people with, sort of, more intellectual firepower -- are likely to be the ones to do that."

Bailey also said that these preferences may stem from a desire to show superiority or elitism, which also has to do with IQ. In fact, aligning oneself with "unconventional" philosophies such as liberalism or atheism may be "ways to communicate to everyone that you're pretty smart," he said.

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KEYWORDS: babyboomers; darwinian; intelligence; iq; sex
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1 posted on 02/26/2010 2:39:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

More BS from the elite.


2 posted on 02/26/2010 2:40:45 PM PST by SolidRedState (Someone finally found a spine and it is attached to an Alaskan Governor!)
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To: nickcarraway
Bailey also said that these preferences may stem from a desire to show superiority or elitism, which also has to do with IQ. In fact, aligning oneself with “unconventional” philosophies such as liberalism or atheism may be “ways to communicate to everyone that you're pretty smart,” he said.

...Because you are too stupid to stand up for your beliefs on your own, you need to show others what groups you affiliate with rather than keep your freaking mouth shut.

3 posted on 02/26/2010 2:44:15 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: nickcarraway

If anything it is evidence that smarts alone are not correlated with smart choices.


4 posted on 02/26/2010 2:44:27 PM PST by JTHomes
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To: nickcarraway

Consider the sources.


5 posted on 02/26/2010 2:44:34 PM PST by onedoug
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To: nickcarraway

LMAO they think so highly of themselves don’t they?


6 posted on 02/26/2010 2:45:19 PM PST by Trillian
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To: nickcarraway

BTTT


7 posted on 02/26/2010 2:45:54 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: nickcarraway

Professing to be wise, they became fools.


8 posted on 02/26/2010 2:46:19 PM PST by rom (You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free)
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To: nickcarraway

A high IQ is worthless without common sense.


9 posted on 02/26/2010 2:46:49 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: nickcarraway

Liberals are so clever that they can often make their own crack pipes out of stuff found in a wastebasket.


10 posted on 02/26/2010 2:48:43 PM PST by Perchant
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To: nickcarraway

**The study found that young adults who said they were “very conservative” had an average adolescent IQ of 95, whereas those who said they were “very liberal” averaged 106.**

If these numbers are correct, tell the very liberal that THERE IS A GOD... and apparently I”M IT!


11 posted on 02/26/2010 2:48:54 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: SolidRedState

The study is flawed. They asked liberal atheist men, “With how many women have you had sex?” The libs all responded, “One,” which the researchers interpolated to mean that they are sexually exclusive...


12 posted on 02/26/2010 2:50:14 PM PST by Dexter Morgan
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To: nickcarraway

If liberalism and atheism is a sign of a high IQ, the Soviet Union tyrants must have been geniuses.


13 posted on 02/26/2010 2:50:22 PM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway

And the guy who wrote this went to Yale,Harvard,Princeton or the like . These places are run by free love atheist hippies. Fodder in garbage out.


14 posted on 02/26/2010 2:53:37 PM PST by rsobin
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To: nickcarraway

BS! I’m 163+, Christian, conservative, straight, and tough as bad jerky!


15 posted on 02/26/2010 2:53:59 PM PST by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I am a FREE MAN!)
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To: nickcarraway
Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data....

I stopped reading right there.

FReegards!


16 posted on 02/26/2010 2:54:20 PM PST by Agamemnon (Intelligent Design is to evolution what the Swift Boat Vets were to the Kerry campaign)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Me read article.


17 posted on 02/26/2010 2:55:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, at least I’m smart enough not to wear my dead sister’s dentures.


18 posted on 02/26/2010 2:57:19 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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To: nickcarraway

The average IQ of the people in this conservative forum seems higher than any left-leaning one I’ve seen, and I’m in a position to judge.


19 posted on 02/26/2010 2:57:29 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: nickcarraway
LOL! Yeah OK CNN. LOL!
20 posted on 02/26/2010 2:57:36 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: nickcarraway

Probably a lot of trolls in this survey.


21 posted on 02/26/2010 2:57:54 PM PST by firebrand
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To: rom

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”.


22 posted on 02/26/2010 2:58:39 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: SolidRedState

You can be plenty smart yet stupid. Witness the number of liberals who STILL think that socialism is better than capitalism despite the fact that socialism has FAILED MISERABLY everywhere it has been tried.


23 posted on 02/26/2010 2:59:16 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: nickcarraway
How stupid this is...

Me: College educated, IQ over 130, 2 kids...

Staunch conservative, Ronald Reagan is my favorite president...

I think this is fixed.
24 posted on 02/26/2010 3:00:26 PM PST by Acrobat (I've never previously said "not my president". I guess there's a first for everything.)
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To: Dexter Morgan

What they fail too tell you, is that it was the same woman.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 3:03:30 PM PST by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Elizabeth Landau believes in Global Warming too. Look at her recent article on Feb 20th, 2010.

http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/tag/elizabeth-landau-cnncom-writerproducer/

Liberalism/Atheism = Mental Disorder


26 posted on 02/26/2010 3:03:46 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: nickcarraway
Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence

There's a lot to consider first, the Lefty really likes to blather on about their means and ways, so I think that would be more likely to be drawn to this. And how are 'they' actually measuring IQ?

then there's the problem that some smarter folks believe that it their place to tell others that they perceive to be of less intelligence (everyone else) how to live. <-- I hate that.

27 posted on 02/26/2010 3:04:27 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: nickcarraway

What a pathetic load of excrement.


28 posted on 02/26/2010 3:05:14 PM PST by ElenaM
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To: nickcarraway

The pseudoscience that is contemporary psychology has long ago sold out to the left wing.


29 posted on 02/26/2010 3:05:45 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: NativeSon

oh and also, I’m drunk


30 posted on 02/26/2010 3:05:55 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: nickcarraway

Is the definition of extrapolate; A man who fails to bring a divorced hooker too orgasm


31 posted on 02/26/2010 3:08:37 PM PST by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
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To: nickcarraway

A liberal study on a liberal IQ test. Wonder who the test subjects were - college students? Urban dwellers? Hmmm.


32 posted on 02/26/2010 3:15:16 PM PST by justsaynomore
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To: nickcarraway

Are they friends with the same “scientists” with the hockey stick graph on warming? Sure sounds like the same kind of dribble. Generalizing is never a good thing to do. Besides, from what I saw at the healthcare “debate’ yesterday this theory is seriously flawed.


33 posted on 02/26/2010 3:15:18 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: JTHomes
If anything it is evidence that smarts alone are not correlated with smart choices.

Absolutely! They might be book smart, but they don't have a lick of common sense. I bet they flunk the EQ1 tests!

34 posted on 02/26/2010 3:16:34 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: nickcarraway
none of these traits would have benefited our early human ancestors

I'm pretty sure that it was in primitive man's evolutionary interest to not have his wife go all Lorena Bobbit on his private parts with a flint dagger.
35 posted on 02/26/2010 3:16:40 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Proud Member of the Teeth Party Movement)
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“...on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs.”
Ok. So why are liberals so frigging stupid?
I tell my kids to check their math answers against common sense. Same goes for these studies. Guess these guys didn’t do that.


36 posted on 02/26/2010 3:16:46 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: nickcarraway

Certainly this is true and there is no bias in this scientific study............


37 posted on 02/26/2010 3:19:09 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Dexter Morgan

For the libs....the term WOMAN also is inclusive for men who they have had casual sex with .


38 posted on 02/26/2010 3:19:30 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: nickcarraway

The IQ test ads 5 points to your score if you say there’s no god, another 5 points if you say you’re liberal, and subtracts 1 point for every woman who has willingly had sex with you.


39 posted on 02/26/2010 3:21:12 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Proud Member of the Teeth Party Movement)
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To: nickcarraway
They seem to be in constant need of reassuring themselves and never seem to be aware of the reason for that.
40 posted on 02/26/2010 3:30:58 PM PST by alecqss
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To: 724th
Is this her?


41 posted on 02/26/2010 3:34:46 PM PST by Rastus
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To: nickcarraway

Unfrotunately there is no way to measure common sense.


42 posted on 02/26/2010 3:39:16 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: ravingnutter

Worth repeating

“A high IQ is worthless without common sense.”


43 posted on 02/26/2010 3:44:25 PM PST by Psychodas
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To: SolidRedState

“Intellectuals can convince themselves of anything because they are so little bound by the facts in front of their eyes.”


44 posted on 02/26/2010 3:55:01 PM PST by glasseye
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To: Sprite518

No one has taken into account the bias of those doing the research.


45 posted on 02/26/2010 4:30:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Sprite518

No one has taken into account the bias of those creating the tests.


46 posted on 02/26/2010 4:30:25 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

More likely to go to college = more likely to be brainwashed.


47 posted on 02/26/2010 4:38:53 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: nickcarraway

How fitting!

Romans 1:22

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


48 posted on 02/26/2010 5:02:59 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.

additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2460197/posts


49 posted on 02/26/2010 6:50:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: nickcarraway

So John Edwards and Bill Clinton have low IQ!


50 posted on 02/26/2010 7:08:12 PM PST by JimWayne
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