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Old 09-04-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Liberals and Atheists Smarter?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0224132655.htm
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:11 AM   #2
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Nice of you to post the link with no comment kenny!

Are you afraid of the conservative religo's coming to get you? Don't worry it appears they must have double digit IQs anyway, so you should be able to intellectually dodge and weave to avoid a king hit.

Or, given the state of your avatar, are you worried that your puritan look may make you seem less intelligent?

Don't worry either way, the difference in the IQs mentioned in the article didn't seem to be THAT great.

vive la différence!

I love humans but hate humanity. Oh man! Is this going to set off a great debate where folks get angry with each other? Or me?

Come on you can all love an athiest!
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They like to believe that they are smarter.
And the bottomline is, even if proven wrong, they will continue to believe it.
They are adorably predictable.

I, for one, am too smart to take the bait.
Really, kenny. I would think this kind of thing would be beneath you.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:07 AM   #4
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Article seemed clear to me.

No additional comment needed.

Ted Talk that supports it as well:

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_ha...oral_mind.html
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:18 PM   #5
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Isn't Al Gore a liberal atheist?


I guess the liberal leader is pretty smart...he did invent the internet and global warming.


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Old 09-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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Compared to whom?
Is an atheist smarter than a theist? No, they're merely different sides of the same coin.
Sometimes they're just as fanatical in their beliefs...

Agnostic, on the other hand...
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:24 PM   #7
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the majority of the sheep believe what they are told without question.

This is true for the liberals, conservatives, atheists, and believers.


Very few free thinkers on either side.
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the majority of the sheep believe what they are told without question.

This is true for the liberals, conservatives, atheists, and believers.


Very few free thinkers on either side.
Ditto!
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #9
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Well they're certainly more arrogant!
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Article seemed clear to me.

No additional comment needed.

Ted Talk that supports it as well:

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_ha...oral_mind.html
This was a very interesting post. It's interesting that liberals and conservatives need each other. Without conservatives society's order could disintegrate and without liberals society could never adapt to new challenges.

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Compared to whom?
Is an atheist smarter than a theist? No, they're merely different sides of the same coin.
Sometimes they're just as fanatical in their beliefs...

Agnostic, on the other hand...
Yes, atheism is as much a leap of faith as is belief in god or gods. I figure if God exists, He or She or It will send me an unambiguous message. Until then, I don't think less of those who believe or of those who don't.
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This was a very interesting post. It's interesting that liberals and conservatives need each other. Without conservatives society order could disintegrate and without liberals society could never adapt to new challenges.
Yes, exactly the point in the TED talk.
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Isn't Al Gore a liberal atheist?


I guess the liberal leader is pretty smart...he did invent the internet and global warming.


No, he's not an atheist. And what he said was that he took the initiative in creating the internet, not that he himself invented it. And he did help get funding for Arpnet, which eventually became the internet, among other things. So, in that sense, he did help in creating the internet. But our "liberal" media just love to take stupid bullet points and run with them regardless if their true or not.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #14
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And the Conservative Media doesn't?
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There's a conservative media?

Who knew?
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