#1 'Are Liberals, Atheists More Evolved Than Conservatives?'
03-14-2010, 10:22 AM
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National Geographic asks this profound question in a first screen headline on its website. By "evolved" they say they mean "biologically evolved," although, curiously, the original researcher used the wrong kind of IQ measure for the biological component of intelligence.
Actually, liberals and conservatives are members of the same species, which makes the word "evolved" rather curious. One might think that homo sapiens might even be capable of turning into either a liberal or conservative, depending upon one's life experience.
But what about IQ differences between liberals and conservatives? It's an odd question, in a way, since almost all educated...
William F. Buckley, no slouch himself in the verbosity department, famously observed that he would rather be governed by the first hundred names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard University. Me, too.
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