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Old 01-30-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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I the end i have to reall wander about these type studies on IQ. Just how did they get the millions upon millions of IQ testing results. Most people themsleves have no idea their IQ and most have never actaully been tested. he the results are not easily available. IMO this is just more politcally flawed and aimed research ;if that.We are talkig IQ here ;not educwtion which are vastly different things.If we measure people for college by their IQ that would vastly change who goes to college and who does ;I firmly believe.We would see alot of people that have IQ that are working in some successful but ordinary jobs now being tpped to go to college;while masses of others would not make it.

 
Old 01-30-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I find the idea that people will try to discredit their political adversaries by claiming that they have a lesser intelligence quite worrisome. A free society like ours is dependent on a faith in every individual to make their own intelligent decisons and direct their own path. When we start to seriously question someone's intelligence, the logical extension of that is that they are not capable rationalizing for themselves, and consequently don't know what is best for themselves. It is poisonous to a free society.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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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.
We all knew that already. You have to be smart to be a liberal because being a liberal requires that you think things through.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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After traveling from the east coast to the west coast, I found myself totally out of sink with the locals, after about a year I finally understood there way of life. So it depends what environment you are use to as to how you feel or act. At first they felt like I had a low IQ because I was not in step socially.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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After traveling from the east coast to the west coast, I found myself totally out of sink with the locals, after about a year I finally understood there way of life. So it depends what environment you are use to as to how you feel or act. At first they felt like I had a low IQ because I was not in step socially.
What were the liberals doing in a sink? Most of us have tubs and showers.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 12:59 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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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.
If that is true, than judging from most of the two line posts on here most of the people who think they are liberal would prove themselves to be social conservatives by their IQ score. LOL
 
Old 04-03-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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I'm afraid you are embarrassingly mistaken. What you call "leftist" is actually authoritarian. Authoritarianism is the polar opposite of libertarianism. There are both left-wing and right-wing authoritarians. A good example would be Hitler and Stalin. They were both authoritarians, though Hitler's fascism is a right-wing ideology, and Stalin's communism is left-wing. So saying that being leftist means being against freedom, etc., is simply wrong. The word is authoritarian. If you wish to avoid humiliating yourself in future posts, then you will use authoritarian in place of leftist.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 01:07 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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This study makes a lot of sense to me; then again, I already knew the results from personal experience with bible-thumping, gun-clutching hilljack morons.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I can't believe this thread is even being allowed. Comparing anyone in the U.S. to the Taliban is horrible. What they did to us is beyond words and to even suggest anyone here is like that just because they are Christian or belong to a certain political group is inexcusable.
I don't see anyone locking up threads when everyone is comparing Obama to Hitler, Stalin, etc. for trying to do something with the broken health care system.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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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.
It's immaterial at the ballot box. Social conservatives vote as they see fit, the same way everybody else does, and a social conservative's vote carries as much weight as the vote of a liberal elitist.

The study is only one more log thrown on the fire of divisiveness that polarizing this country in ways never before seen in our entire history.
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