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Liberalism and Atheism Linked To IQ 33

Posted by samzenpus
from the let-the-flamewar-begin dept.
Pharmboy writes "CNN is reporting that 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 US 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."

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Liberalism and Atheism Linked To IQ

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  • Re:Bullshit (Score:3, Informative)

    by billius (1188143) on Tuesday March 02, 2010 @08:49AM (#31328552)
    Ask and ye shall receive: Kanazawa appears to support the link between race and intelligence [guardian.co.uk]:

    In the paper he cites Ethiopia's national IQ of 63, the world's lowest, and the fact that men and women are only expected to live until their mid-40s as an example of his finding that intelligence is the main determinant of someone's health.

    Having examined the effects of economic development and income inequality on health, he was 'surprised' to find that IQ had a much more important impact, he said. 'Poverty, lack of sanitation, clean water, education and healthcare do not increase health and longevity, and nor does economic development.'

    He also seems to be a fan of nuclear war?

    Here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine that, on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers came down, the President of the United States was not George W. Bush, but Ann Coulter. What would have happened then? On September 12, President Coulter would have ordered the US military forces to drop 35 nuclear bombs throughout the Middle East, killing all of our actual and potential enemy combatants, and their wives and children. On September 13, the war would have been over and won, without a single American life lost. Yes, we need a woman in the White House, but not the one who’s running.

    -Satoshi Kanazawa (source [psychologytoday.com]) This guy seems to make a habit out of making crazy claims to get attention. Move along, nothing to see here.

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