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9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM
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So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134

So what do you guys think of these results?
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9/14/2015 2:31:51 AM
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At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

You really need to include sources for these type of things.
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9/14/2015 2:39:08 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?
same thing I think about the possibility that a person who scores 125 iq is 57 times more likely to be Christian than Atheist
https://www.washingtonpost.com...
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9/14/2015 3:02:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

It implies that we Muslims are the lowest IQ value over other religious people. It exhibits also that the Jews have highest value.
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9/14/2015 3:39:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

About 5 percent of the population scores above 125. I think there's something wrong with the Jew results.
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9/14/2015 3:43:07 AM
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There's no way these numbers are accurate. An individual with an IQ of below 70 is generally considered to be mentally retarded--the average Muslim is not retarded. The average Christian is not borderline. The average person is...well..average. I wouldn't be surprised if the irreligious had somewhat higher IQ's as I would expect general skepticism to correlate with intelligence as well as a lack of religiosity. But these numbers are absurd...Jews are smart, but the average Jew is not almost twice the IQ as the average Muslim lol.
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9/14/2015 5:21:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 3:43:07 AM, thett3 wrote:
There's no way these numbers are accurate.
Well actually... it really depends on the kind of test used in the study, how the test was administered, and who the test was administered to.
For example, if - for this hypothetical study - you choose only two Jews and the two Jews used for your study just happen to have an average of 134 IQ, then the data is what it is, but using that data to represent the Jewish community is probably disingenuous. :^)
It's also been noted that some tests are biased in favor of English speakers. Some people may have the perceptive ability to answer certain questions but are unable to due to language barriers. A lot of Muslims are more fluent in Arabic than English, for example. If you were to give them an IQ test laced with English instructions, they might not do as well on the test than, say, someone who's been educated in an English-speaking system all their life.

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9/14/2015 8:26:50 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

Strangely,no mention of Buddhists, Taoists or any other Eastern (other than Hindu) religions.
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9/14/2015 8:38:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 8:26:50 AM, desmac wrote:
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

Strangely,no mention of Buddhists, Taoists or any other Eastern (other than Hindu) religions.

And I have just found out why. The whole thing is a hoax. No such study has been undertaken at Harvard, or any other institution I can find.
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9/14/2015 12:26:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

IQ basicly means proficiency at doing a particular type of test. It is not really a representation of mental capacities. Psychologists these days agree they serve for practicaly nothing when trying to measure intelligence, and that's one of the reasons they are not performed at schools anymore in a lot of countries, mine included.

About the result, I believe that as a general rule, citizens of sophisticated societies perform better at any academic exercise, IQ tests included. This might be the reason why atheists perform better in this kind of studies, as atheists are usually europeans. Muslims are mainly from "not as sophisticated" countries, so for this reason they perform worse at academic tests.

As for jews, of course they traded some gold in exchange of points on that test :)

Coincidentialy, my IQ ranges from 128 to 133 depending on the test, and my three muslim friends, while lovely, are a bit dull.
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9/14/2015 9:43:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 3:39:51 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

About 5 percent of the population scores above 125. I think there's something wrong with the Jew results.

Actually, Jews make up 0.2% of the world population.
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9/14/2015 10:23:13 PM
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At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

Me: 172
And that's the truth, as far as you know.
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9/14/2015 10:30:50 PM
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Not to mention, I eat paste and am having a religious experience now. If you wanna see God, acid works. So if you wanna try it or ever get the chance, go ahead. I don't do acid as far as you know. Or maybe I do. Or maybe I don't.
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9/14/2015 11:05:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

And despite this explicitly religious schools do better in tests than secular schools.
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9/14/2015 11:20:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

Are you trying to start a flamewar? If so, great job!
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9/14/2015 11:26:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 11:05:51 PM, Mobutu wrote:
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?

And despite this explicitly religious schools do better in tests than secular schools.

Those must be Jewish schools. They probably teach bank and economic manipulation there.
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9/14/2015 11:59:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 2:39:08 AM, skipsaweirdo wrote:
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?
same thing I think about the possibility that a person who scores 125 iq is 57 times more likely to be Christian than Atheist
https://www.washingtonpost.com...

I read that whole source, and it does not support the original claim. Here is a quote from the source: "Though atheists on average score the equivalent of a relatively trivial 3-4 points higher than Christians on IQ-derived vocabulary and analogical reasoning tests, most people who earn scores equivalent to an IQ score of 125 are Christians. To assume that people with moderately high IQ scores are probably atheists reflects confused statistical reasoning and probably academic bias."
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9/15/2015 12:02:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
But yeah, if the O.P. is to be believed, the vast majority of Earth's population is either retarded or borderline retarded, and Jews and Atheists are, on average, are rank higher than the 85th percentile in terms of intelligence. Hokum.
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9/15/2015 12:03:37 AM
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*Jews and Atheists rank higher than the 95th percentile
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9/15/2015 2:11:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/14/2015 11:59:25 PM, PericIes wrote:
At 9/14/2015 2:39:08 AM, skipsaweirdo wrote:
At 9/14/2015 2:16:43 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
So a harvard study on the average IQ per religious group was, and here are the results:

Muslims: 68
Christians: 75
Pagan: 78
Hindu: 83
Non-religious: 123
Jews: 134


So what do you guys think of these results?
same thing I think about the possibility that a person who scores 125 iq is 57 times more likely to be Christian than Atheist
https://www.washingtonpost.com...

I read that whole source, and it does not support the original claim. Here is a quote from the source: "Though atheists on average score the equivalent of a relatively trivial 3-4 points higher than Christians on IQ-derived vocabulary and analogical reasoning tests, most people who earn scores equivalent to an IQ score of 125 are Christians. To assume that people with moderately high IQ scores are probably atheists reflects confused statistical reasoning and probably academic bias."

;:you must have forgotten to actually remember the whole article...
If one looks at the score on the GSS analogies test the last time it was used in 1996, the pattern is even stronger. Only 8% of those with a score of 13 out of 16 (corresponding to about a 125 IQ) were atheists, compared to 83% being Christians. Thus in the IQ-derived GSS analogy tests, the odds that a person with a score equivalent to a 125 IQ is a Christian is over 57 times higher than the odds that the person is an atheist.
So if this doesn't support my claim I must have not posted it correctly.
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9/15/2015 2:14:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
So if this doesn't support my claim I must have not posted it correctly.

You must not have, because it sounds like you're trying to refute it.
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9/15/2015 2:20:39 AM
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At 9/15/2015 2:14:11 AM, PericIes wrote:
So if this doesn't support my claim I must have not posted it correctly.

You must not have, because it sounds like you're trying to refute it.
That was a copy and paste, how does it not say the odds of a person who is Christian being the one with a score of 125 is 57 times greater than the odds of them being Atheist. What did my first post say? I thought that was it. Did I word it backwards?, lol
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9/15/2015 2:32:31 AM
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The average atheist IQ borders around 100.
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9/15/2015 2:48:57 AM
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On a scale of 1-10, 10 being smartest, the list goes as follows:

Muslims: 1
Buhdists: 8
Hindus: 8
Christians: 8
Atheists: 8
Agnostics:7.5-8.5
Urantians: 5