My last two posts have raised a question in my mind, a question that has come to me often before. Are religious people stupider than the rest of us? Well the question has occurred to others too and someone has actually done a study on it. And the results do actually show that there is a correlation between lower intelligence and religiosity, and the fundamentalists have an even lower intelligence than the moderately religious. Now who would have thought?
Now I know that correlation does not necessarily equate to causation. Apart from anything else which would be cause and which effect? Is it that naturally thick bastards, having poor reasoning power, are more likely to believe illogical nonsense, or is it that cultivating unreasonable notions rots your brain and makes you thick?