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Old 07-10-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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It makes perfect sense that SOCIAL conservative views (as opposed to fiscal conservatism) would be linked to lower intelligence, since they both are closely related to adherence to repressive, patriarchial religions. These religions are the primary proponents of traditional social institutions (marriage between a man and woman), and almost always oppose diversity in modern lifestyles (homosexuality), as well as the choices given to us by modern technology that do not serve the interests of the growth and power of the Organized religion (birth control and abortion). Anything that deviates from absolute conformity to traditional roles and values will be opposed.

The more intelligent and educated a population is, the less religious it is. There is a strong correlation between high intelligence and atheism and agnosticism, but the link would be much stronger if the human brain wasn't so good at "walling off" religious beliefs from the logical and rational parts of the brain.

The manipulative ways that the Powers-That-Be in America define certain groups make it much easier to pit Americans against each other, thus preventing any meangingful change to the status quo of "Have Everythings" versus "Have Nothings." Most of the people I know are social liberals but fiscal conservatives. We don't want government wasting time passing laws on gay marriage, we want government to stop overspending and racking up debt that cannot be paid back without total economic collapse.

Who represents us politically? The Democrats want ever-larger and more expensive government, endless world wars, and free rides for everyone who does not want to work. The Republicans want ever-larger and more expensive government, endless world wars, and the top millionth of 1% of the population getting 99.9999% of all the wealth, instead of the 98% they have now.

Our political system is designed to give the illusion of "choice" for Americans, while ensuring that NOTHING can EVER change. Often Ron Paul and Dennis Kuchinich, supposedly the two far extreme opposites of the political spectrum, agree on things like stopping endless wars and the Free Trade fiasco that destroyed us. Every other politician--the ones who claim to be "mainstream" and thus acceptable to voters--want the disastrous policies of our government to continue, despite the ongoing decline and inevitable collapse.

Americans need to start looking at REAL alternatives to the status quo, and these WILL NOT be the politicians offered by the unified Republicrat Party. At this point, our only hope is Ron Paul in 2012 -- or 100% guaranteed total collapse, and a Great Depression that will make the First one seem prosperous.

On the other hand, the mess created by our government (under the orders of Big Business) over the past 20 years has been so total, so devastating, and so wide-spread, that virtually NO legitimate economist can see any way to stop the collapse. It may very well be too late, but any hope is better than none.
Let's test that theory out...I'll list top ten secular and top ten religious nations and their IQ's and see if a pattern exits.

Actually it's already been graphed....A clear pattern that the most secular countries have the highest national IQ estimates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ly...telligence.svg

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Old 07-10-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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Study shows social conservatism linked to lower intelligence

Well, that would explain Al Gore and the current heat wave.




...And Speaker Pelosi having to pass a bill before she could read it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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The Democratic party is composed of the most intelligent voters and the least intelligent voters.
No and yes. Again... look at how people self-identify. The least educated self-identify as Democrat by a rate of about 2 to 1, and the most educated have a slight preference to self-identify as Republican:
Democrats Gain Edge in Party Identification | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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No and yes. Again... look at how people self-identify. The least educated self-identify as Democrat by a rate of about 2 to 1, and the most educated have a slight preference to self-identify as Republican:
Democrats Gain Edge in Party Identification | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
I agree with that ...least educated vote Democrat.

The "average" that you listed doesn't prove me wrong.

The least educated vote Democrat, and the most educated vote Democrat, and combined together these two groups of Dem voters are slightly less educated than your average GOP voter.

The poor/hispanics/blacks..lowest IQ scores.Dem voters

Lower IQ whites... GOP voters

High IQ whites, Jewish, Asian..high IQ scores.....Dem voters.

These are generalizations of course.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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6(e). Laws of Thermodynamics
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Just think how happy those social conservatives will be the day Jesus returns to take them to hebbin and sends all those nasty, liberal elitists (and their commie universities) to hell!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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I agree with that ...least educated vote Democrat.

The "average" that you listed doesn't prove me wrong.
But the most educated listed by Pew Research does prove you wrong. The most educated slightly favor the Republican party when they self-identify.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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From Psychology Today.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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Any advanced field of science is dominated by high IQ liberals. Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry etc.

Use whatever sour grapes excuse you can come up with to cope.
Having a high IQ doesn't mean one has common sense.

Which is obvious. If you know anyone with a high IQ.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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Most Scientists Politically Liberal (Reality Must Have a Liberal Bias) | PEEK | AlterNet (http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/141264/most_scientists_politically_liberal_(reality_must_ have_a_liberal_bias)/ - broken link)

Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

From the PEW Research Center.

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