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good news/bad news

The good news: “Scientists have concluded that men who sleep around are likely to have lower IQs.” Hah! Another scientific study that proves something we think we already knew!

“According to his theory, intelligent people are more likely to adopt what in evolutionary terms are new practices – to become ‘more evolved’.

Therefore, in the case of fidelity, men who cannot adapt and end up succumbing to temptation and cheating are likely to be more stupid.”

Oh, but wait. Because of course there’s the bad news. In some sort of unexplained correlation the same study also claims “that intelligent people are less likely to believe in God or hold conservative views.” Hey, science says so. And science is very intelligent, don’t forget.

“Dr Kanazawa’s theory holds that self-interested, conservative attitudes are primitive in evolutionary terms, while selfless, liberal views are more advanced and linked with intelligence.

Similarly, those who identified themselves as ‘not at all religious’ had an average IQ of 103, while those who saw themselves as ‘very religious’ had an average IQ of 97.

According to Dr Kanazawa, that is down to people who are smarter being more open to new ideas.”

Dr Kanazawa, just a scientist open to a new idea.

3 thoughts on “good news/bad news

  1. Hhhhmmmm Interesting. I am wondering what defines a person as “religious”? The term “religious” can have a negative cogitation. If a person has a dogmatic view on a particular view or idea then they can be seen as religious. If that is the case then a person can be “religious” about thing aside of religion.


  2. Selflessness is a value taught by the Christian faith. Selfishness is antithetical to living a Christ-centered life. There is a big difference between “religious” and “Christian.’


  3. Stupid men, who are more likely to just take their chances, sleeping around with the stupid women who sleep with them would seem to imply that the population is doomed to become increasingly stupid.

    From observation, it does appear that a large percentage of stupid people are blindly religious and conservative. This is probably a good thing because their religion and right or wrong perspective keeps them centered. It’s hard to imagine a world where all of the stupid people run around doing whatever stupid things come to their stupid minds. These people definitely don’t need to be set adrift.

    Then as you move up the IQ ladder, people tend to explore more possibilities and become less religious and liberal. Still, in this range of IQs, people don’t seem to realize that their liberalism is what is keeping them imprisoned.

    Once again, however, as you move even higher and people begin to understand the principles of political and economic conservatism and how they create liberty and the metaphysical and physical worlds start to become intertwined, another change seems to take place where people are more open and less convinced that some things could take place without some divine intervention. They are also less convinced that scientists know what they’re talking about.

    None of this, however, explains Congress.


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