Watch for a mention of Bill Dembski’s Uncommon Dissent as well.
Of course, part of this finding is a function of who gets roped into taking IQ tests. 😉
Do they still give IQ tests in the schools? Bad idea. Such tests should only be offered as one of several routine diagnostics, if a kid isn’t coping with schoolwork. If the kid is coping, his IQ shouldn’t really be an issue.
Comparisons at that level simply problemize normal situations and create unrealistic conflicts (conflicts that do not arise from real competition; that is, they would not arise absent the metric).
Still, there is no evidence that theists are dumber than other people, which could be why the brights atheist theme never really took off (except among people who already thought they were smarter than other folk, for no clear reason).
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