So atheists have a higher IQ.This has left me with a warm feelling.
While it's common sense that innovators are more likely to be among the brightest in a population, Landau hasn't made a cause and effect case to my standard. I suppose I've long believed that people with higher IQ are more likely to be on the leading edge of social innovation, based on personal experience. In the Polyamory and Bisexual circles in which I participated a high proportion had graduate degrees. Any discussion group was likely to have several doctorates. Nevertheless, this research is merely suggestive.
Here's three more articles about IQ and Atheism
Nevertheless, let us believe, for our satisfaction, that atheists have higher IQ, that is, we are more intellegent than the religionists and god-believers! After all, we have selected a saner path!
Madhukar, before my head gets too big for my hat, I want to see your evidence:
1. For your higher IQ claim, and
2. For your saner path claim.
I've read of China's long history and of the superiority of its culture to Western culture. Individual rulers valued or devalued learning, so it might be said that there were several periods of relative ignorance and relative learning.
In the West there appears to have been two Dark Ages, the first after the Babylonian period and before the Greek period, and the second after the fall of Rome and before the Enlightenment.
Catholicism dominated in the second Dark Ages and it had adopted what I understand as Platonic idealism, in which asserting a claim sufficed as evidence for the claim. For instance, a charge of witchcraft sufficed as evidence for the charge.
I wrote above that I want to see evidence for your higher IQ claim and your saner path claim.
In your reply, I see only a repetition of your claims. Where is your evidence for them?
let us believe, for our satisfaction, that atheists have higher IQ,
I have already explained that atheism, in my opinion is a saner path and I think that you may have no dispute with that. As far as higher IQ is concerned, my above part of the remark is in response to Jabal Kwanja's original post, for those who want to believe that atheists have higher IQ,
here's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy....
There is a more gentle way to put it...
...if you can accept that in our fast-moving, highly competitive economy, intellectually challenged people might fear for their future and give in to racism and prejudice.
Did you read the link?