How did we miss this little gem. Thought you'd all like discussing this one...
A review of 63 scientific studies dating back to 1928 has concluded that religious people are less intelligent than non-believers.
Only 10 of the 63 studies showed a positive correlation between intelligence and religiosity.
The paper, entitled The Relation Between Intelligence and Religiosity: A Meta-Analysis and Some Proposed Explanations, was led by Professor Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester, and was published in the academic journal Personality and Social Psychology Review on 6 August.
Zuckerman’s team studied decades worth of analysis, noting many atheism and intellect studies “share one central theme – the premise that religious beliefs are irrational, not anchored in science, not testable, and therefore unappealing to intelligent people who ‘know better’.”
The study defined intelligence as the “ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience.”
Personally I've known some pretty intelligent people covering most religions, but I do get the reasoning behind this premise. Not sure if this can ever really be "proven" though. And, of course there is the fact that you can manipulate data to say whatever you want it to.
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