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Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists
CampusReform.org ^ | 7-24-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Posted on 07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT by servo1969

An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.

An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.”

The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.”

According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain amount of quizzes throughout the course but were encouraged to finish all of them in order to prep for the final exam.

“I understand that colleges have a liberal spin on things so it didn’t surprise me to see the question, which is a sad thing,” the student told Campus Reform in a phone interview. “But how can you really measure which religion has a higher IQ?”

Psychology 1100 is a general education requirement class which can primarily be taught by an undergraduate teacher’s assistant.

While the student said the quizzes were based on the textbook used in class, an OSU employee in the psychology department who wished to remain nameless said quizzes are oftentimes created by the teacher’s assistant.

The employee added that the psychology department is “very open to talking with students” if they are worried about grading or a question on an exam.

OSU explicitly prohibits discrimination on campus against any individual based on “age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, or veteran status,” according to the university’s policy.

“Colleges will tolerate pretty much any religion other than Christianity,” the OSU student said. “If colleges really want to give everyone a fair shot, they should stay away from making comments about any religion.”

Dr. Mike Adams, an outspoken conservative Christian professor at the University of North Carolina, said “every group is protected from offensive speech on campus except for conservative Christians.”

Adams also added that applying this principle to other types of groups would be taboo on college campuses.

"So would it be permissible to force blacks to take a class teaching that blacks would have a lower IQ than white people?” he said in an interview with Campus Reform.

This isn’t the first time a researcher has used psychology to suggest those with more social conservative or even religious values have lower IQ scores. A 2011 study published in Psychological Science claimed that “lower general intelligence...in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology.”

“When science arose, it arose in the West and it did so in Christian nations. It did so because Christianity—with its assumptions about an orderly universe and its emphasis on obtaining knowledge as a cultural value—[was] necessary for science to develop and to flourish,” Adams said. “That anti-Christian bigots use science to attack Christianity is more than Pharisaic hypocrisy. It is deeply ingrained institutional bigotry.”

OSU declined to comment to Campus Reform for this story.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: adams; class; college; mike; osu; psychology

1 posted on 07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I’ve always believed that evolutionism reduces IQ. I mean, you’re talking about believing in something which requires an infinite sequence of zero probability events.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 3:44:08 AM PDT by aardwolf46
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To: servo1969

5 known atheist in the world ?


4 posted on 07/28/2014 3:50:58 AM PDT by Carry me back
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To: servo1969
Boy howdy is that ever a dumb question. Since they ask which answer do you expect, the answer you mark must be correct. Academics, sheesh!

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5 posted on 07/28/2014 3:56:00 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: servo1969
“If colleges really want to give everyone a fair shot, they should stay away from making comments about any religion.” t

Silly college student, "give everyone a fair shot," really?... from liberals?? Open your eyes and grow up.

6 posted on 07/28/2014 4:01:37 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: servo1969

off the top of my head, by probabilities...

what can you tell about someone if their IQ is 100:
- average white or asian person
- above average black person
- has done heavily or is doing drugs
- didn’t attend college
- makes less then $50k/yr
- out of work or going check to check
- has less then $500 in the bank
- works for others
- left aligned politically
- never married or divorced
- has kids

if their IQ is 125:
- above average white or asian person
- top 5% black person
- attended college
- could have done drugs, most likely doesn’t if older then 30
- makes $50k+/yr
- runs a business
- right aligned politically
- never married or divorced
- may have kids

could be off on some of these as I’m not looking up the stats, but it makes for an interesting exercise in using probabilities to determine behaviors


7 posted on 07/28/2014 4:03:57 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: servo1969

Why is psychology part of the core, required curriculum for all students? I cannot imagine any accrediting organization requiring that.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 4:09:56 AM PDT by magellan
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To: aardwolf46

Pascal’s Wager would draw a blank from these maroons.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 4:21:22 AM PDT by bakeneko
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To: magellan

What they’re studying doesn’t even appear to be psychology, but rather some form of sociology.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 4:22:33 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Carry me back
"5 known atheists in the world?"

I think these atheists are like queers. They stayed in the closet because being openly atheist was like be openly queer, detrimental to them.

Now that the queers have started coming out of the closet, some of the atheists have also begun to come out of the closet.

And this creates problems for the republicans. The GOP is the fundamentalist Christian party so it was always expedient to categorize the queers and atheists as godless liberal democrats.

But, as they come out, some of them are godless conservative republicans.

Some of them want to attend CPAC and run for office on the GOP ticket. It gets sticky when the election is a godless conservative republican versus a godless liberal democrat.

11 posted on 07/28/2014 4:25:14 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: F15Eagle

In the end, the joke’s on them....how’s that for a LOL?


12 posted on 07/28/2014 4:29:19 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: sten

You may be off with the “has kids” and “may have kids” qualifiers. How can having children be stupid?


13 posted on 07/28/2014 4:33:56 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: servo1969

We have to admit that there are some PRETTY DUMB Christians in this country. They VOTE DEMOCRAT and then complain about the country going to hell...


14 posted on 07/28/2014 4:36:03 AM PDT by BobL
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To: servo1969

The real answer is Theo is more liberal than Aine.

Pray America wakes up


15 posted on 07/28/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: servo1969

Just proves that whoever wrote the test up has an IQ of 70.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 4:42:57 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

it’s not related to being stupid. it’s relating to available time, work, and societal norms today. like marriage


17 posted on 07/28/2014 4:44:38 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: servo1969

“Theo” as in Theology.

These leftists are despicable as well as incredibly stupid.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 4:55:26 AM PDT by newfreep (at)
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To: servo1969

Of course, the solution to this problem is not even more restrictions on speech.

The solution to this problem is to call out the professor as a bigot, shame him, and move on.

People should be writing all sorts of stupid things at universities.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 5:19:26 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: D Rider

“Fair” disappeared about the same time most of us entered kindergarten. Tattling, once frowned upon, has become the new “equalizer”, and bullying, while driven underground, still leaks out around the edges.

The assumption that persons of “conservative” (i.e., Christian upbringing, and with principles of thrift, grace and defense of self deeply ingrained) inclination, were somehow stupid, or unteachable, has become an axiom among the prevailing philosophy that has become entrenched in our institutes of higher “learning” (indoctrination, really), only because the meek do not challenge the “smart” professor. These same “smart” professors then propose the idea that “bullying” is a bad thing, but they then exercise their right to apply it to the non-conformists.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 5:20:30 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: servo1969
This reminds me of the Christian Science Monitor's online quiz, How Much Do You Know About the Second Amendment

It turns out, of course, if you think the Second Amendment is limited to organized militias and there is no individual right to keep and bear arms, and that states can restrict the right any way they choose, you get a perfect score, and know everything there is to know about the Second Amendment.

But if you think the right to keep and bear arms is a natural, pre-existing right of all people, and all the Second Amendment says it that right shall not be infringed, it turns out you know nothing at all, according to our betters at The Christian Science Monitor.

21 posted on 07/28/2014 5:24:11 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: servo1969

If atheists are so smart, why did the majority of them vote for Obama?


22 posted on 07/28/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: servo1969
Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

If the Ohio Christians allow this kind of stuff to continue, they are. The President of the University should be called to account for this.

23 posted on 07/28/2014 5:56:53 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: servo1969

Which one will die of aids?


24 posted on 07/28/2014 5:57:26 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: aardwolf46

aardwolf46, 6-23-2014

Are you sure you’re on the right site?

We’d understand if you’re mistaken. After all you only joined up 1 month and 5 days ago.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 6:02:44 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: servo1969

The difference is ... the Christian is smart enough to know which answer to choose to get the quiz points ... the atheist is dumb enough to believe that answer is true.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 6:04:56 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: servo1969

Hey, it’s a psych class.

We’re not exactly talkin’ the sharpest knives in the drawer when we look at the history of that clownfest profession.

They’re on the “Nancy Pelosi” IQ level.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 6:53:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: servo1969
Interesting how we are never supposed to discuss IQ when it comes to anything else, like the fact that the average black has an IQ of 85.
28 posted on 07/28/2014 6:55:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: servo1969

Well at least they had the correct answer in there...number two is clearly correct!


29 posted on 07/28/2014 7:04:41 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Question 221)
Jumal has an IQ of 85, and Michael has an IQ of 102. What can we safely assume about Jumal and Michael?


30 posted on 07/28/2014 7:06:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kitkat; aardwolf46

What did aardwolf say that was wrong?


31 posted on 07/28/2014 10:10:11 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: servo1969

Let’s see, people who believe you can PROVE A NEGATIVE are smarter ?

How’s that work again ?

They should ALL flunk logic, for sure.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 12:27:33 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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