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Old 01-29-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Nevertheless, liberals are on to something when they question the IQ not of the conservative politicians themselves, but of some of the voters they represent. A certain bloc of the conservative electorate may very well be less intelligent than its liberal counterpart. Lazar Stankov, a visiting professor at Singapore’s National Institute of Education, published “Conservatism and Cognitive Ability” earlier this year in the peer-reviewed journal Intelligence.

Provocative, yes. But two important caveats are needed. First, by “conservatism” Stankov does not necessarily mean people who favor free market economics. He has in mind a kind of traditionalism probably best described as social conservatism
Source: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives? — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

No real surprise here. Remember this study doesn't show that all conservatives on average have a lower IQ than liberals, but conservatives that identify themselves as social conservatives AKA Christian Taliban tend to have a much lower IQ than liberals and conservatives that are socially liberal. Explains a lot about some of the post and posters on this board.

 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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If this is true, it probably reflects the tendency of many conservatives to resist any kind of change, no matter how sensible or beneficial.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It goes to show that social conservatives aren't really conservative. They ride on the coattails of libertarians with regards to fiscal policy and support leftist big-government agendas such as amendments to prohibit gay marriage. The fact they believe in their psychotic minds they're actually conservative is further evidence of their suppressed IQ scores.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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No real surprise here. Remember this study doesn't show that all conservatives on average have a lower IQ than liberals, but conservatives that identify themselves as social conservatives AKA Christian Taliban tend to have a much lower IQ than liberals and conservatives that are socially liberal. Explains a lot about some of the post and posters on this board.
And this post also explains a lot about yourself as well. Sad that so many people resort to studies about other people to make themselves feel better. Do you really think anyone identified with this group are going to lose any sleep over what you think about them?
 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Labels, labels, labels . . . where do they come from . . . ?

Jeez!

 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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It goes to show that social conservatives aren't really conservative. They ride on the coattails of libertarians with regards to fiscal policy and support leftist big-government agendas such as amendments to prohibit gay marriage. The fact they believe in their psychotic minds they're actually conservative is further evidence of their suppressed IQ scores.
What???
Leftists against gay marriage? I doubt it.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Originally Posted by summers73 View Post
It goes to show that social conservatives aren't really conservative. They ride on the coattails of libertarians with regards to fiscal policy and support leftist big-government agendas such as amendments to prohibit gay marriage. The fact they believe in their psychotic minds they're actually conservative is further evidence of their suppressed IQ scores.
This person alone proves the study is true
 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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What???
Leftists against gay marriage? I doubt it.
I didn't say liberal...I said leftist. Two different things entirely, but you need a 3 digit IQ to understand why.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I didn't say liberal...I said leftist. Two different things entirely, but you need a 3 digit IQ to understand why.
Okay, I'll bite. What is the difference between being a leftist and being a liberal? And give us an example of a leftist agenda that is against gay marriage?
 
Old 01-29-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Originally Posted by summers73 View Post
It goes to show that social conservatives aren't really conservative. They ride on the coattails of libertarians with regards to fiscal policy and support leftist big-government agendas such as amendments to prohibit gay marriage. The fact they believe in their psychotic minds they're actually conservative is further evidence of their suppressed IQ scores.
Blame Reagan, he united them under the same banner as other conservatives so that he could get elected.
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