New study claims atheists are more intelligent than religious

The atheist community is abuzz about the new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science. After correlating the data from the study, evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa claims that atheists have a higher IQ than people who claim to be “very religious.”

The study claims to have used a “large sample” of adolescents from grades 7 through 12 during the 1994-1995 school year and then interviewed them again in 2001 and 2002. According to the study, those who claimed to be “not at all religious” have been observed to have a higher IQ than those who claim to be “very religious” by 6 to 11 points. (Read More of my Article Here)

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Comment by ryan cameron on March 2, 2010 at 8:04am
I agree that this is a waste of time and doesn't help anyone, least of all atheists in the cause of fighting ignorance. Not quite as useless as noetics, but close.
Comment by Staks Rosch on March 2, 2010 at 6:39am
It's not the same article, it is about the same subject, but this article is my take on the study. Read before you comment.
Comment by Фелч Гроган on March 2, 2010 at 1:11am
This is about the 10th repost of the same article. Search before posting. It's not that difficult.
Comment by Objection on March 1, 2010 at 11:24pm
Ah, I see... now.
Comment by Staks Rosch on March 1, 2010 at 11:19pm
Just open a new tab from the link above.
Comment by Objection on March 1, 2010 at 11:12pm
Sounds good! I'll check back to see it whenever you do post it.
Comment by Staks Rosch on March 1, 2010 at 10:56pm
I hope you will check out my take on it.
Comment by Objection on March 1, 2010 at 10:47pm
Oh, no >_< I thought you linked to the original study. I read that article before.
But you know, I'm not inclined to disagree with the study's thesis ;)
Comment by Staks Rosch on March 1, 2010 at 10:40pm
Yeah, that was pretty much my analysis. Did you read the rest of the article?
Comment by Objection on March 1, 2010 at 10:37pm
Thankfully, PZ Myers criticized the study and the author of the piece on his blog.

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