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Author Topic:   Atheists are more intelligent than Religious people
Tangle
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Message 52 of 60 (811063)
06-04-2017 3:06 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by ringo
06-04-2017 2:37 PM


ringo writes:

Then answer the question.

You want me to give you the wiki on intelligence? Really?


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Message 54 of 60 (811066)
06-04-2017 3:33 PM
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06-04-2017 3:21 PM


ringo writes:

What are the real-world implications of being "more intelligent"?

University entrance, higher paid jobs? Faster learning, greater ability to understand complex ideas, ability to do hard sums that help us understand the universe, ability to talk shit on internet fora?

What impact does it have on your life? What are the concrete results of the number 120 being bigger than the number 110?

See above.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. Je suis Mancunian.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 56 of 60 (811070)
06-04-2017 3:59 PM
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06-04-2017 3:39 PM


ringo writes:

So atheists have higher paying jobs than religious people?

I dunno, seems likely but the paper and the thread deals with intelligence and religiosity. Perhaps you could address that?


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. Je suis Mancunian.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 58 of 60 (811147)
06-05-2017 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 57 by ringo
06-05-2017 11:36 AM


ringo writes:

It's your point.

It's not my point. You asked for examples of how IQ affected our lives, I gave you a few including that. Now you're attempting to turn the topic away from the actual point which has to do with religiosity not jobs.

Perhaps you should address it yourself. You claimed that "more intelligent" means higher paid jobs. Unless you can back that up, it seems that "more intelligent" is meaningless rhetoric.

If you want to start a topic discussing what IQ tests are measuring and whether they work, be my guest. Meanwhile IQ tests are real and are used extensively in social studies as a way of assessing relative intelligence. So 'more intelligence and 'less intelligence' is being measured in some objective way. We know that some people are more intelligent than others and that this has a real effect in the world - they just attempt to put a number on it so it can be used analytically.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. Je suis Mancunian.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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