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Author Topic:   Atheists are more intelligent than Religious people
Phat
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Message 9 of 60 (810133)
05-24-2017 12:42 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tangle
05-22-2017 9:35 AM


Are you suggesting that instinct should always be questioned?

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
"as long as chance rules, God is an anachronism."~Arthur Koestler

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Phat
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Message 42 of 60 (810984)
06-03-2017 4:00 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by ringo
06-03-2017 11:43 AM


ringo writes:

If applicant A scores 10 points higher on an IQ test than applicant B, does that mean applicant A will be a better employee? Maybe, if the job involves taking IQ test but otherwise, why would it?

Measuring an intelligence quotient is usually job specific. A mechanic is not going to be asked to take a test on Illamas. If he takes a test relating to automobiles, engines, and the tools of a mechanic, he should do fine if qualified.

I'll grant that trying to determine a candidate's perfect fit for a job can be difficult to measure through IQ tests alone.

As for religiously inclined people, it is well known---even told in the Bible---that

1 Cor 1:18-28 writes:

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (NIV)

Religiously (belief minded) people are not as enamored of evidence and critical thought as are practical verifiable evidential people. That being said, I would agree that an IQ test cannot determine much more than a persons character traits.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
"as long as chance rules, God is an anachronism."~Arthur Koestler

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