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Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q to Prejudice, Racism, Conservative Views (Bart Alert!)
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Posted on 02/03/2012 1:43:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

A recent study study from Brock University in Ontario suggests that IQ and the way our brains our formed affects whether someone is conservative or liberal.

The Huffington Post reports that the study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood. I.Q. is a score determined by standardized tests, but whether the tests truly reveal intelligence remains a topic for debate among psychologists.

Theories include that people of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice. Less intelligent people are possibly drawn to conservative ideologies because such beliefs feature "structure and order," which make it easier to comprehend a complicated world.

Many of these features can also lead to prejudice, one experts says. Dr. Brian Nosek, a University of Virginia psychologist, reached out to The Huffington Post and stated the following: "Reality is complicated and messy, he wrote in an email. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies." Interesting. The one thing that is certain is that this study probably has quite a few people upset! Don't take it to heart, no one said this was written in stone but the explanation does make sense.


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Supposedly this is being touted as news among some liberal hatemongers. I notice the study itself is merely mentioned but not heavily sources. I wonder if the study really DOES mention conservative politics.

Of course we know the hip hop community, the target audience of vine.com, is VERY intelligent--no prejudice in THAT community, no sir.

1 posted on 02/03/2012 1:43:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Last post: “sources” should be “sourced”. Damn you, auto-correct!


2 posted on 02/03/2012 1:46:21 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

While murdering 60 million unborn babies is the work of college educated liberal geniuses.


3 posted on 02/03/2012 1:55:10 AM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q to Prejudice, Racism, Conservative Views (Bart Alert!)

Hold on for a tick. My last IQ score has me at 150, just into Jeenyuss catagory.

But I view Reagan and Goldwater as far too liberal, because I am THAT conservative.

So maybe the generators of this study are the Low IQ Dolts?

4 posted on 02/03/2012 2:02:17 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'll see their study and raise it nine more. ;-)

Articles that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 2:03:22 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This article makes perfect sense; it's surprising more reports of this type have not already been published. Observation of the popular culture will reveal that the modern definition of intelligence in the media has actually morphed into acceptance of homosexuality. It's become psychological blackmail: either profess your tolerance or embrace of this perversion or be called stupid.
Up to now it's been subtle but this "revelation" could be indicative of a shift to escalate the pressure on those of us who don't get the message.

Of course, the words prejudice, bigotry and even racism have long ago become euphemisms for opposition to gay rights; this can be seen from the way the language of the left has conflated the ideas together. You're not merely "racist" anymore. Since the '70s you're "racist, sexist, homophobe."

6 posted on 02/03/2012 2:17:18 AM PST by stormhill
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To: xsmommy; tioga

I am betting that Democratic Underground doesn’t have a Word For The Day thread! The dilettantes touting this study probably don’t even know what a dilettante is.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 2:19:07 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Theories include that people of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice. Less intelligent people are possibly drawn to conservative ideologies because such beliefs feature "structure and order," which make it easier to comprehend a complicated world.

In the 1950s my mother told me that Communists kill those who disagree with their ideology because they are less than human, and therefore all right to get out of the way. It is the same logic applied to political enemies of today and yesterday, with special camps, re-education initiatives, and other features associated with the culture of death. Remember the legacy of Pol Pot?

It is the same logic system that supports abortion. Lawyers simply declare that a developing embryo is less than human and therefore okay to dispense. It is the same logic system that supported slavery; just declare that certain people are subhuman.

8 posted on 02/03/2012 2:23:30 AM PST by olezip
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well I’ll just turn my degrees in and go back to dragging my prejudiced knuckles on the ground. I’m so glad they explained why I am so conservative. Mystery solved!


9 posted on 02/03/2012 2:25:39 AM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Lazamataz

On the several tests I had in my younger days, I scored lowest at 135; and as high as 165.

Makes me smart enough to know the difference between resisting change for the sake of change; advocating for a specific, targeted change that improves or simplifies a condition or process; and fighting for reactionary changes to undo the interminable changes Liberals forced upon us without understanding the reasons for the old ways, or the (to me) obvious consequences of their changes.

Or maybe I’m just an addled curmudgeon, as I’ve been accused of being all too often, who is good at taking IQ tests.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 2:26:58 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Or maybe I’m just an addled curmudgeon, as I’ve been accused of being all too often, who is good at taking IQ tests.

THAT'S ME!!!!

11 posted on 02/03/2012 2:27:47 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

(I was invited to Mensa, but who wants to hang around a bunch of stupid losers like them guise?)


12 posted on 02/03/2012 2:29:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Explorer89
The dilettantes touting this study probably don’t even know what a dilettante is.

I almost got sent to the principal in 6th grade, because I said my life's ambition was to be a retired dilettante.

I have achieved that dream, so the last laugh is on my 'outraged' teacher.

And, yes; I DID know what a dilettante was at the time.

13 posted on 02/03/2012 2:34:26 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Lazamataz

Et tu, Laz? I gave them the same answer. LOL


14 posted on 02/03/2012 2:36:33 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

..well according to this survey, since I've mastered this,I should be just above Obama and two levels below orangutang

15 posted on 02/03/2012 2:36:43 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is like saying, “an apple”, “an orange”, and a jet aircraft”. Two of the three go together. And yes, the first two I believe are linked to either low IQ or very poor self- esteem, violent upbringing, ignorant parents and the like, etc. But obviously the third one, Conservatism, bears NO CONNECTION. How dare they.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 2:37:30 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Major riots notwithstanding, let us kick this Marxist imposter out of office once and for all!)
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To: ApplegateRanch
We iz smart.
17 posted on 02/03/2012 2:42:33 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Lazamataz

Dang, I only scored 146 (but I had been awake for 24+ hours).


18 posted on 02/03/2012 2:43:07 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
We suck.
19 posted on 02/03/2012 2:45:45 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I am at a loss for what she thought that you DID mean?


20 posted on 02/03/2012 2:50:19 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Lazamataz
I joined with a 163 IQ score. What a waste!

The several local and regional gatherings I attended featured activities like seeing how many (usually fat and ugly) people could be stuffed into a small pool, a seminar on animal rights, and spontaneous group hugging.

The only thing weirder are the national furry converntions that are held here in Pittsburgh.

AFAIK the yearly dues are NOT required. Once you are a mensa you are always a mensa. The dues are only for the newsletters. Unless things have changed you don't have to be an active, paid up member to attend the gatherings.

21 posted on 02/03/2012 2:54:06 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Explorer89

It wasn’t a standard, nose to the grindstone, pick a profession and persevere for 40 years, then get a gold watch answer.

It showed lack of ambition; contempt for the values of regimentation, and a dozen and one other things sacred to the pedagogical brainwashers.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 3:00:11 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, people who disagree with the self-identified elites are defined as stupid...


23 posted on 02/03/2012 3:07:47 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: SoFloFreeper

They may have a Point, when I listen to the Black Population Defend Obama it becomes quite apparent these are Idiots and Morons


24 posted on 02/03/2012 3:07:47 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: SoFloFreeper


Less intelligent people are possibly drawn to conservative ideologies because such beliefs feature “structure and order,” which make it easier to comprehend a complicated world. ——

Hate to point out their bias, but you can say the exact same thing about libtards, even more so because their ideology is based on groupthink and conformity to PC


25 posted on 02/03/2012 3:24:48 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Waste of money.
The size of tires on the pickup are directly proportional to the inverse of the IQ.
In other words the bigger the tires the lower the IQ.
26 posted on 02/03/2012 3:28:46 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Lazamataz
Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q to Prejudice, Racism, Conservative Views (Bart Alert!) Hold on for a tick. My last IQ score has me at 150, just into Jeenyuss catagory. But I view Reagan and Goldwater as far too liberal, because I am THAT conservative. So maybe the generators of this study are the Low IQ Dolts?

They probably equate having useless degrees with high IQ and having experience and ability as being low IQ. The also think that anyone who would wield a gun for self-protection is a Neanderthal.

Typical ignorant Leftists thinking that everyone is as ignorant as them and that their "study" will be believed.

PS: I hear one of the gals on the team is a good looking nympho - would you hit it?

27 posted on 02/03/2012 3:39:32 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: prisoner6
The several local and regional gatherings I attended featured activities like seeing how many (usually fat and ugly) people could be stuffed into a small pool, a seminar on animal rights, and spontaneous group hugging.

Actually, I might have to join, for the spontaneous group hugs.

I might be able to work in a few leg humps.

28 posted on 02/03/2012 3:54:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: trebb
PS: I hear one of the gals on the team is a good looking nympho - would you hit it?

Here's my answer.... this song goes out to YOU, good looking nympho at a Mensa meeting..... we all love you down at WLAZ....."You'll Never Find"..... the time is 6:44, and 48 degrees with clear skies at Hartfield airport.....All Hits, All The Time at WLAZ.....

29 posted on 02/03/2012 3:58:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: prisoner6; Lazamataz; ApplegateRanch

At only ~140, I’m feeling so inadequate.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 4:21:52 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL!


31 posted on 02/03/2012 4:22:46 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What this study finds is that our children are not indoctrinated enough in public school to understand that they are required to go along with the liberal/progressive crowd.

We need more indoctrination to increase their intelligence.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 4:26:06 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Dang, I only scored 146


33 posted on 02/03/2012 4:28:25 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Or maybe I’m just an addled curmudgeon, as I’ve been accused of being all too often, who is good at taking IQ tests.

(8^D)

34 posted on 02/03/2012 4:30:18 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: stormhill

I have a different take on this; many in the black community hate whites, and oppose homosexuality.

Are they implying that blacks are genetically inferior, with low IQs?


35 posted on 02/03/2012 4:31:55 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have an IQ of 158 and I HATE ALL PROGRESSIVES!

LLS


36 posted on 02/03/2012 4:33:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Never knew about “Bob”. Tanks.


37 posted on 02/03/2012 4:35:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You have me beat by 8 inches.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 4:36:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Lazamataz

Watch it Laz...some of us are card carrying members!

(Most of the Mensans I know are loners, trying to organize them is like herding cats.)


39 posted on 02/03/2012 4:37:51 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: prisoner6
AFAIK the yearly dues are NOT required. Once you are a mensa you are always a mensa.

Nope. You can buy a lifetime membership, but annual dues are required.

40 posted on 02/03/2012 4:39:43 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So that explains why all the communist uprisings were accomplished by peasants.


41 posted on 02/03/2012 4:41:20 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Lazamataz
LOL! Lou Rawls rocks!

Have a great FR day.

42 posted on 02/03/2012 4:42:10 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: A.Hun

In my view, the only card that denotes intelligence is your Lifetime Membership Card to the NRA. ;)


43 posted on 02/03/2012 4:44:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Lazamataz

Good point! IQ has nothing to do with how smart you are IMHO.


44 posted on 02/03/2012 4:46:48 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: trebb; TheOldLady
(It's my new thing.... instead of the rather unimaginative "I'd hit it", I send out a song from WLAZ...)
45 posted on 02/03/2012 4:47:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: Lazamataz

Now that there is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


46 posted on 02/03/2012 4:50:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It could also be that you simply need a certain base intelligence to be able to confuse yourself so thoroughly that you become a liberal…
47 posted on 02/03/2012 4:51:06 AM PST by cartan
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To: SoFloFreeper

Actually, the Bell Curve proves the opposite.


48 posted on 02/03/2012 4:58:55 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This study echoes studies conducted by the Nazis “proving” non-aryians inferior and which provided intellectual cover to then exterminate them; “for the greater good”. Once you dehumanize your opponents, you’re then free to destroy them. Cute.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 5:02:06 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: A.Hun

I was invited to join. Went to a meeting. Hung around for 15 minutes. Too many jerks! 164.


50 posted on 02/03/2012 5:02:32 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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