February 26, 2010

Liberals and Atheists Smarter?

It's absolutely insane how so many scientists are funded to do some of the most ridiculous research. This particular study, which explores how evolution shaped intelligent people, is one such study. Read the report here from Science Daily.

One will notice that this study is filled with assumptions that are thrown into the research, thus making it a biased and bigoted study which "reputable" scientific sources are treating with mind-boggling seriousness.

"Humans are evolutionarily designed to be paranoid, and they believe in God because they are paranoid." They make it sound so obvious as if it is beyond dispute. But they base their findings on IQ scores. Their studies showed that adolescent atheists and liberals had higher IQ scores than non-atheists and conservatives. But do IQ scores determine such factors? Of course not. IQ measures developed skills, not native intelligence. When one places this into consideration, it is of little wonder that liberals and atheists would have higher IQ scores "on average".

Another interesting study reported was that men who are monogamous are more intelligent than men who aren't. Again this is measured by IQ. This is "assumed" on the "fact" that men were polygynous in evolutionary history, while women were monogamous. But if women were monogamous, and they measure intelligence by not only IQ but also those who adopt "novel preferences" (again another assumption), then we must conclude that women who have multiple partners are more intelligent than women who are monogamous.

This is just more proof that evolutionary psychology is going downhill.

Read more here, here, here, and here.