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New meta-analysis checks the correlation between intelligence and faith
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08-14-2013, 08:37 PM #1
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More than 400 years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, Greek playwright Euripides wrote in his play Bellerophon, “Doth some one say that there be gods above? There are not; no, there are not. Let no fool, led by the old false fable, thus deceive you.”

Euripides was not an atheist and only used the word “fool” to provoke his audience. But, if you look at the studies conducted over the past century, you will find that those with religious beliefs will, on the whole, score lower on tests of intelligence. That is the conclusion of psychologists Miron Zuckerman and Jordan Silberman of the University of Rochester and Judith Hall of Northeastern University who have published a meta-analysis in Personality and Social Psychology Review.

This is the first systematic meta-analysis of 63 studies conducted between 1928 and 2012. In such an analysis, the authors look at each study’s sample size, quality of data collection, and analysis methods and then account for biases that may have inadvertently crept into the work. This data is next refracted through the prism of statistical theory to draw an overarching conclusion of what scholars in this field find. “Our conclusion,” as Zuckerman puts it, “is not new.”

- http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/08/n...and-faith/
08-14-2013, 08:40 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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I believe this is the geek version of this thread: http://kritterbox.com/Thread-Religious-p...-believers
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08-14-2013, 09:42 PM #3
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so,,,if it is not new,,,

why the bother???,,,

sugar and silver man,,,

(:X
08-14-2013, 10:12 PM #4
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(08-14-2013, 09:42 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  so,,,if it is not new,,,

why the bother???,,,

sugar and silver man,,,

(:X


Its like a rebuttal to the other article
08-14-2013, 10:19 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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It is interesting to read different versions though


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