Religiosity and Intelligence

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  1. average american

    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    The topic of religiosity and intelligence is the relationship between intelligence and religiosity. A number of studies have examined these relationships, while other studies have explored the link between religiosity and issues related to intelligence such as educational level.

    IQ vs. Religiosity

    Begs two quesitons. 1 Is there a relationship between religiosity and intelligence?
    2 Which is the cause and effect, does religiousity cause lower IQ or does lower IQ cause religiousity?
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    One study from the Pew Foundation, hardly a basis for discussion, with no relevance to the forum military topics.

    It's this kind of dross that dilutes the purpose of DFI.

    Personally, I believe any priest is a more valuable human being than any academician, and have never been moved by intellectual pontification..
     
  4. average american

    average american Senior Member Senior Member

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    I agree intelligence is over rated.
     
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    There is an obvious relationship between religiosity and (un)intelligence. Less intelligent folk tend to accept what is taught to them uncritically, stick to those beliefs and are closed minded about opposing arguments. Religious people have an identical characteristics, especially when it comes to their religious beliefs.

    A two year old could make the connection, hardly needs a study or survey to prove the obvious. :rolleyes:

    For example, I can estimate that both of you are republicans. ;)
     
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