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Is God Dumbth?

Note: This is a different type of god. (Real, though.)

Are intelligent people less likely to believe in god?

According to Professor Richard Lynn at Ulster University, his research indicates that as IQ rises, belief in god or gods declines. In a recent paper published in the journal Intelligence , Lynn charts that the rise in average intelligence in UK populations matches the downward trend in religious belief.  He argues that this tracks with other research, such as the survey results of  American National Academy of Sciences, an association of the top intellects American science, that revealed just 7% of those members believed in some supernatural force.

One researcher who takes issue with Lynn’s conclusion is Dr. David Hardman, a specialist in learning development at the London Metropolitan university. His counter is that Lynn has the cause and effect relationship wrong. People with higher intelligence show a marked increased ability to “…question and overturn strongly felt institutions.” Religion is just one of many things such people question.

Source: Intelligent People Less Likely to Believe in God

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