This just in: People with low iqs tend to gravitate towards conservative ideology

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  1. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    you dont say

    http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

    for clarity's sake; it's saying that if you're a social conservative (racism, prejudice, homophobe) chances are you are dumb
     
  2. Maestro

    Maestro The Freeman

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    No, Stern, if you're dumb, chances are you're conservative. It's a subtle but fundamental asymmetry of the statement that study makes. It's the classic if A then B does not prove if B then A.

    We can determine that the average conservative is not very smart by looking at their picket signs or average IQ vs. political dominance, instead.
     
  3. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    they're specifically talking about racism/prejudice. the study is out of canada; social conservative is not a party affiliation. I dropped the "social" out of the title of this thread because it wouldnt fit
     
  4. RakuraiTenjin

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    Demographics man. I know a LOT of really dumb people who are loose as a goose. Was this sampling from a major metro area or a rural area?

    'tend to be socially conservative' would have fit and been better. I'm 'conservative' but really not socially conservative that much. I believe in freedom (socially AND economically)
     
  5. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    large groups
     
  6. Maestro

    Maestro The Freeman

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    Basically if you're dumb you're more likely to be a Family Values(TM) racist conservitard. That is what I am reading.
     
  7. DEATHMASTER

    DEATHMASTER The Freeman

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    Not surprising.
     
  8. RakuraiTenjin

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    Also this:

    I think this is very true. Every racist and every extreme wealth redistribution supporter I've ever spoken to you have to use less abstract terminology and speak more simply. I find that easy to do and I can generally get along with anyone, but now that I think about it those that I do have to 'simplify' for have the most extreme views (even if they're not political)
     
  9. Dr.Demento

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    So then it's not just conservatives who are retarded if one can deduce that extremists in general are retarded. Doesn't really matter if your views are left or right and I agree. SENSIBLE people tend to have higher IQs.
     
  10. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

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    Oh ok.
     
  11. ríomhaire

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    So basically stupid people take a concrete extreme view based on a simplistic worldview instead of taking larger realities and the stance of others into account?
     
  12. Mr Stabby

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    I'd like to hear, all you liberals' jumping on the IQ bandwagon, opinions on the bell curve.
     
  13. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

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    I prefer when there's two of them side by side. Evolution makes me enjoy it more.
     

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