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The Dumber You Are, The More Likely You Are To Believe In God Says Study

 
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"Overall, Zuckerman, Silberman, and Hall conclude that, according to their meta-analysis, there is little doubt a significant negative correlation exists (i.e. people who are more religious score worse on varying measures of intelligence). The correlation is more negative when religiosity measures beliefs rather than behavior. That may be because religious behavior may be used to help someone appear to be part of a group even though they may not believe in the supernatural.

So why do more intelligent people appear to be less religious? There are three possible explanations. One possibility is that more intelligent people are less likely to conform and, thus, are more likely to resist religious dogma. A 1992 meta-analysis of seven studies found that intelligent people may be more likely to become atheists when they live in religious societies, because intelligent people tend to be nonconformists.

The most common explanation is that intelligent people don’t like to accept any beliefs that are not subject to empirical tests or logical reasoning. Zuckerman writes in the review that intelligent people may think more analytically, which is “controlled, systematic, and slow”, as opposed to intuitively, which is “heuristic-based, mostly non-conscious, and fast." That analytical thinking leads to lower religiosity."



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Let all the dumb people one-star this shit.

I don't rightfully give two shits about your disdain for truth.
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God and Jesus Rule!!! PERIOD!
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Materialist-atheists are just as dumb if not dumber than (albeit in a different way) people who believe in "God".
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The smarter you are, the more you know you ARE God.
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The smarter you are, the more you know you ARE God.
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Only in your dimension. There is only one first creator we can call God.
A.I.B.I.A.
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Why are people always trying to find new ways to call me dumb?
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The smarter you are, the more you know you ARE God.
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hesright
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Agnostic FTW

Some of the greatest minds believed in God too OP....
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The Dumber You Are, The More Likely You Are To Be Religious

You really should fix your title. There is a major difference. Nice twist though.
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They have been saying that for decades. Now all the mentally challenged people think they are geniuses because they deny God.
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Zuckerman is a ____
Silberman is a _____
Hall is a _____

Fill in the missing word
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Mostly agree.
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Let all the dumb people one-star this shit.

I don't rightfully give two shits about your disdain for truth.
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So rot in Hell.Your choice.We know you are above all else.
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OP is a click-bait artist that can not formulate his own belief.

hf
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Let all the dumb people one-star this shit.

I don't rightfully give two shits about your disdain for truth.
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Me either. This is truth.
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Me thinks it involves money
If you have it yo are fake believer
Some with money are believers
But poor struggling people to call stupid or dumb is just not fare and they are believers GOD is only hope for them!
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"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines."

Russell

We're getting there slowly. USA is standing alone in the developed world in being so deeply gripped by religious fervour. Progress there, along with many third world nations is particularly sluggish.
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"Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life."
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Religion and Politics appeal to the mentally ill and those of low intelligence. Us smart people use our time and minds more wisely.
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God and Jesus Rule!!! PERIOD!
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Or, put another way....Stick your fingers on your ears and go "Lalalalala......."
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I find it funny that the smarter people THINK they are, the more closed minded they become.

The truly intelligent people keep an open mind to all possibilities.
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Let all the dumb people one-star this shit.

I don't rightfully give two shits about your disdain for truth.
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you don't have the truth, and neither does Zuckerman, Silberman, and Hall.
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The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."

OP = Fool.
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I find it funny that the smarter people THINK they are, the more closed minded they become.

The truly intelligent people keep an open mind to all possibilities.
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Yea, pretty much

The real sign of a genius is not reciting facts, it's the ability to imagine hundreds of ways to explain or create one thing
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So Sir Isaac Newton is an exception to your assertion?

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Einstein, though not religious, was not an atheist.
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"Overall, Zuckerman, Silberman, and Hall conclude that, according to their meta-analysis, there is little doubt a significant negative correlation exists (i.e. people who are more religious score worse on varying measures of intelligence). The correlation is more negative when religiosity measures beliefs rather than behavior. That may be because religious behavior may be used to help someone appear to be part of a group even though they may not believe in the supernatural.

So why do more intelligent people appear to be less religious? There are three possible explanations. One possibility is that more intelligent people are less likely to conform and, thus, are more likely to resist religious dogma. A 1992 meta-analysis of seven studies found that intelligent people may be more likely to become atheists when they live in religious societies, because intelligent people tend to be nonconformists.

The most common explanation is that intelligent people don’t like to accept any beliefs that are not subject to empirical tests or logical reasoning. Zuckerman writes in the review that intelligent people may think more analytically, which is “controlled, systematic, and slow”, as opposed to intuitively, which is “heuristic-based, mostly non-conscious, and fast." That analytical thinking leads to lower religiosity."



[link to arstechnica.com]
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Consider the source. "Zuckerman, Silberman ......

Anywho, with infinite parallel universes proven at this point, the non existence of god is illogical. In my opinion, god is/was real, somewhere. I don't believe in any of the current religions.
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The most common explanation is that intelligent people don’t like to accept any beliefs that are not subject to empirical tests or logical reasoning.

So basically the more intelligent you are the less likely you are to accept anything you have to believe in.

I have a simple question for anyone that believes there is no God...

Do you believe that Life exists on other planets?

Exact bonus question: if you do, do you also believe that the life on those planets are capable of space travel?

If you answer yes to either of these questions, prove to me using empirical tests or logical reasoning why you believe that?
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The most common explanation is that intelligent people don’t like to accept any beliefs that are not subject to empirical tests or logical reasoning.

So basically the more intelligent you are the less likely you are to accept anything you have to believe in.

I have a simple question for anyone that believes there is no God...

Do you believe that Life exists on other planets?

Exact bonus question: if you do, do you also believe that the life on those planets are capable of space travel?

If you answer yes to either of these questions, prove to me using empirical tests or logical reasoning why you believe that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72616476


I have a similar line of questioning for those people;

Do you believe there's life in space?
No
Do you think the universe is alive?
No
...Did you know that no life can thrive in a dead system, so explain humans.
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Aha...

so Newton, Einstein, ... were dumb?

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this explains everything





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