Skip to comments.CNN: Liberals and Atheists Have Higher IQs
Posted on 02/28/2010 7:30:42 AM PST by kingattax
"Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds."
So began an article published at CNN.com Friday guaranteed to anger conservatives from coast to coast.
The piece continued, "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."
Folks are warned about proceeding further, for the content might be really offensive to some (h/tips to NB readers Stan and Chesley):
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I read, in another more detailed article, that the study looked at individuals between 18-28 years old. When I was in college I had liberal tendancies as well. It wasn’t ‘til I started a job, had a family, bought a house, paid bills, ect. that I became a conservative. It amazes me that this article intentionally left this information out. They never looked at people above the age of 28, that leaves out 2/3 of the population. Shame on them.
Watch those liberal peckerwoods show their sapience when it comes time to look the facts of Climategate in the eye.
Our family totalled our IQs and we fell 10 points short of 1 MENSA membership.
Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa “
If there ever was a pseudoscience, it’s EP.
Some of the dumbest people I’ve ever met had “high I.Q.s”.
Well, Obama was the first person to recognize 58 states. /sarc.
“The study takes the American view of liberal vs. conservative. It defines “liberal” in terms of concern for genetically nonrelated people and support for private resources that help those people.”
DOES ANYBODY READ? Above is the money quote. The DEFINITION OF “LIBERAL” is an American Christian. Who do you think shows more concern for genetically unrelated people by donating private resources? The data are unambiguous. Moreover, atheists in every report I have seen give relatively little voluntarily. The “study” is bizarre, and even CNN ought to be able recognize that there is something wrong.
I think I like this guy.
>> DOES ANYBODY READ?
It also says they “had” higher IQs.
IQ only takes one so far. There is a more important ingredient that Liberal / Leftists lack:
“The study looked at a large sample from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), which began with adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-95 school year. The participants were interviewed as 18- to 28-year-olds from 2001 to 2002.”
Here is an exerpt from a previous article that was left out. They basically only looked at college age kids. How many of us had liberal tendencies at that age? Probably most of us! These worms left this information out.
Smile when you say that, pard....
BS these people are Idiots they create nothing and have a track record of repeating failure after Failure just how is that intelligent? A Dam cockroach learns to move or get stepped on.
How do you like Mensa? I’m thinking of taking the test. Do you find it fun and stimulating or full of pointy-headed egomaniacs?
This doesn’t surprise me. They are constantly telling us so, after all.
And when they go to meet their maker, then they will realize how dumb they were.
I hope this CNN report brings some comfort to the 300-400 ABC newsroom staff that will soon be cut loose.
If liberal academia paid for this study, why is anyone surprised at the result?
So the question is: No One over X IQ believes in God?
Which comports nicely with my idea the liberalism is parasitic, that is it cannot build or maintain anything.
Sometimes I feel like spouting off nonsense before reading or listening. Could I be a closet Liberal?
Higher IQ’s have been proven to NOT provide a direct correlation with either more knowledge or better sense, which require both character and focus of effort, no matter the IQ.
Many with high IQ’s are simply intellectually lazy. It’s like having a big powerful V8 engine and fueling it with very low octane fuel.
Which is why so many “big IQs” remain comfortably (lazily) seated in the intellectual bubble, intellectually lazy environment of America’s academic institutions, where, in order to survive and “excel”, the highest requirement is a leftists political bias.
what other results would you expect from a evolutionary psychologist?
Interesting....Sign on our fridge says:
The trouble with self-made men is they tend to worship their creator!
Joined Mensa for one year in 1982 .... figured that after passing the tests being accepted and getting my little orange wallet card I had proved my point. I went to one meeting and found it full of dysfunctional self absorbed elitists intellectual snobs AKA weirdos ... never went back.
Did the exact same thing circa 1984.
I’d rather be around people that bath, thanks....
Give you an idea how nutty this bunch was (Central California Coast), they were have a THINK-IN for Walter Mondale.
Correct. The higher IQs were among “liberals” defined as those who showed more private concern for non-genetically related individuals. This definition is a complete redefinition of liberal. It would also suggest that the researcher’s own ethnicd group, the Japanese would have lower IQs than liberals so defined.
Th entire “study” is palpably absurd..
Many NAZI’s deluded themselves into believing that they were far more intelligent and capable than others, and that everyone not them was “Untermenschen”, or inferior people.
That belief, supported by academic “Studies”, was the justification for atrocities that killed MILLIONS....
Best post of the thread.
(But I haven’t read the entire thread.)
1 Corinthians 1:21 “For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”
1 Corinthians 1:25 “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
The arrogance and pride of man shows in this article.
Ha, that sounds exactly like my dad’s experience... another ex-Mensan. In spite of that I’ve been considering it just as a way to meet new people. Probably good that you reminded me there are some people you’re better off not meeting.
You make another good point.
I prefer to use Left instead of “liberal” since the latter misrepresents the repressive nature of Commies. Conservatives are more liberal regarding freedom and gun rights than the Left.
Furthermore, IQ tests are often not pure as one can better prepare to attain higher score. IQ test results are affected by education and experience. For example, test a scientist using an obscure language.
“Mensan and conservative here”
Same here, since the early 80’s. It surprises me how many of them espouse the liberal agenda, though it seems as though the libertarian and conservative folks greatly outnumber them (at least in the forums).
My wife and I both have JD degrees, and our four children all have college/ grad degrees. None of us have ever knowingly taken an IQ test. If, at some time, we were given one under the guise of some other type of test, we were never informed of the results.
Who takes part in this survey? How can the universe of respondents be representative?
Assuming we have taken such a test, do those results, as opposed to a lifetime of academic and professional achievement, determine our intelligence?
Of course Liberals have higher IQs than conservatives.
After all, liberals want to criminalize free thinking and put conservatives who still speak out in concentration camps - or worse (as they’ve done throughout history), and conservatives simply cannot seem to grasp that, and instead they look at politics as a football game, win some, lose some, but all shake hands in the end.
Bottom line, if you’re not able to understand your enemy, you will be DEFEATED time and time again.
I was the only other person to notice that line. Sheesh.
I guess Hell is full of geniuses.
I guess people get annoyed and stop reading...
If this was true, Joe Biden would be a mental giant.
Right now, he’s only mental.
Imagine that. Those CNN folks must all be conservative. They show their brilliance by losing viewership. I wish I could be that intelligent to be able to totally screw up a big old news network.
First of all, they defined liberal as “concern for genetically nonrelated people and support for private resources that help those people.”. That sounds like conservatism, not liberalism.
Secondly, there is no data cited AT ALL. They based their conclusions on a theory ... “Religion, the current theory goes, did not help people survive or reproduce necessarily, but goes along the lines of helping people to be paranoid ...
Thirdly, even if it were true they have higher IQs, they are fools. “The fool says in his heart there is no God.”
Of course, they mean higher IQ’s than “rednecks.” Everyone knows that “indigenous pipples” and Black Pentecostals are all geniuses as well.