Scientists have revealed one of the reasons why some folks are less religious than others: They think more analytically, rather than going with their gut.
You’re groaning, “Oh god, wormme’s on another theology rant. Run for it!” But actually I’m not. Rational arguments can be made for atheism.
Just not for social “science”.
Seriously, look at that study. Familiarize yourself with the…for lack of a better word, methodology and conclusions. Now riddle me this…
…what the hell good is it?!
What scientific use does it serve? What value, at all, does it add to human knowledge or wisdom? It claims a difference in cognition between two groups? Okay, let’s run a simulation of mental combat between atheists and theists. Make it two fights, a doubleheader (pun intended).
Let’s see…superlatively intelligent atheist bests “Mr. Sling Blade”, just as these social psychologists would have you expect. But then…a moron non-believer loses to one of the keenest minds in all history? How could that be??
Social science is neither social nor science. In fact, when used by the political Left it is profoundly antisocial. It is for marginalizing, dividing, and conquering all opposition to progressive…oops, “progressive” ends. “Ha-ha, Christians are ignorant and stupid. Here’s proof!”
Except it isn’t. Here at W.I.N., the Wormme Institute of Notions, we’ve done some research of our own. A key finding:
Science and statistics are not synonymous.
Discovery of a numerical discrepancy is not science. Accounting for that discrepancy in a reproducible manner is science. Gervais believes that “analytical thinking” and “gut feeling” are defined, scientific terms? Wow. And he’s got a sweet setup for challenges, too. Point out that Newton and Leibniz were each smarter than Gervais’s entire family tree and he can just say, “but think of how much smarter they could have been.”
You know what is truly hilarious? This experiment is utterly useless to analytical thinkers. Its only beneficiaries are “gut thinking” atheists! Analysts (like edohiguma) don’t need fake science to judge Christian thought from Gump to Gottfried. It’s idiots like Maher who need constant reassurance, due to lack of actual intellect.
So…a “scientific” study drips condescension on intuitive believers, but its only use is to give thoughtless atheists a security blanket. S**t don’t get much more ironic than that.
Maybe next, Gervais & Co. could examine genetic contributions to the thought process. Could there, perhaps, be mental differences between different types of folks? But there’s no time to wait for the professionals. Let’s do some social science-ing of our own!
So…who is smarter, black guys or white guys? Let’s match them up and see:
Paul Krugman versus Thomas Sowell.
Paul McCartney versus Lloyd Marcus.
Ted Nugent versus Paul Robeson.
Socio-psychological analysis proves that black guys are smarter than white guys 75% of the time. But wait…how about that other pattern? It’s even more pronounced! Do you see it?
Everyone named Paul is dumber than everyone not named Paul.
Thus, a moron wrote most of the New Testament. It’s a proven fact! Because of
social psychology science!