Liberals and Atheists are Smarter

At least that is what this study in Social Psychology Quarterly says. Only a summary is available online, so I can’t comment on the methodology of the study itself. However, it all seems to make logical sense.

What I find interesting is the broader point: behaviors that are evolutionarily  contraindicated require additional intelligence. This is closely correlated to an argument that I have been making for years, although I reverse the directionality to create a normative mandate: because humans are intelligent beyond animals, we should not behave like animals, even if that means ignoring our evolutionary impulses.

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One response to “Liberals and Atheists are Smarter

  1. Bertrand Russell pointed out that the best proof against those who believe there is an architect behind the universe is themselves. Enough said.
    TOG

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