Skip to comments.Liberalism, Atheism, Male Sexual Exclusivity Linked to IQ
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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More BS from the elite.
...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.
If anything it is evidence that smarts alone are not correlated with smart choices.
Consider the sources.
LMAO they think so highly of themselves don’t they?
Professing to be wise, they became fools.
A high IQ is worthless without common sense.
Liberals are so clever that they can often make their own crack pipes out of stuff found in a wastebasket.
**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!
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...
If liberalism and atheism is a sign of a high IQ, the Soviet Union tyrants must have been geniuses.
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.
BS! I’m 163+, Christian, conservative, straight, and tough as bad jerky!
I stopped reading right there.
Me read article.
Hey, at least I’m smart enough not to wear my dead sister’s dentures.
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.