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Intelligence, politics & religion

My posts below on IQ, politics & religion resulted in a fair amount of blogospheric response, and weird comments. A few quick points 1) I think results on standardized tests are informative and correlate reasonably with a host of life outcomes. If you don’t think they do, that’s fine, I don’t particularly care. But just…

Update: Also see follow up post. My previous post where I point to Satoshi Kanazawa’s finding that liberals & atheists are smarter than conservatives & the religious was a little drop in the bucket in the blogospheric debate. I made it rather obvious that I wasn’t too interested in the evolutionary psychological model of why…

Tom Rees reports on an analysis of the GSS which point to the correlation between low verbal skills and a Biblical literalist outlook. Well, I’ve talked about this at length. Religion & IQ, Biblical literalism or low IQ: which came first?, Pentecostals are stupid? Unitarians are smart? and Educational levels & denomination. Poking around the…

Cardio = higher IQ (?)

Cardiovascular fitness is associated with cognition in young adulthood: During early adulthood, a phase in which the central nervous system displays considerable plasticity and in which important cognitive traits are shaped, the effects of exercise on cognition remain poorly understood. We performed a cohort study of all Swedish men born in 1950 through 1976 who…

My post below elicited a lot of response. One thing to point out though, which I want to emphasize: a higher proportion of smart people go to college now than in the past. How can this be? First, let’s review the change in distributions of intelligence of those with college degrees (or higher) and those…