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Out of the Blue

I normally hate the two week gap between the end of the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl, but it's that much worse when I have a rooting interest. I may need to investigate hibernation between now and then.

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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2012, 20:53 jdreyer
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 18:38:
Cutter wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:54:
Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked

Yet another study that confirms what we've known all along.
Saw that on Live Science, but didn't send to Blue, since it might be too polarizing. It goes a long way to explaining why you can never have a factual discussion, with these folks.

Heh. Well, I think this is just explaining one possible reason why lower IQ people might be racist. Racism aside, I think that conservative dogma, with its simpler, less changing message is perhaps more appealing to folks seeking a simple message to explain the world.

As for having a factual argument, it doesn't matter if someone is intelligent or not. I think what you're experiencing there is cognitive dissonance. When the science doesn't fit the belief system (i.e. evolution or climate change) the person faced with the dilemma can either modify the belief system to fit the science or vice versa. Often, the science gets rejected, regardless of the strength of the scientific argument being presented. Although I used conservative examples here, this kind of thing can happen to any belief system. An example on the liberal side is the belief that vaccines cause autism, which is still widely held, despite not only being widely disproven in study after study, but the original study which claimed it was shown to have falsified data.
 
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