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Does what you believe indicate how intelligent you are?


Are atheists logical and reasoned and religious people imbeciles? Are conservatives insipid dolts and liberals enlightened pragmatists? Is the barista with a masters degree in medieval literature more intelligent that the ASE certified auto mechanic? Many hubbers flaunt their college degrees and hub scores while making arguments based on unsound premises, shaky logic, and blind adherence to rigid ideologies. How do you or I know if we are educated idiots or Socratic inquisitors seeking truth and knowing when we have found it?

 

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Atheism and Education

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    veritorogue 5 years ago

    Awesome take on this question. I disagree with your point about the IQ test. As an educator I have found that there are many areas of intelligence that are not an assessed by an IQ test.


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    veritorogue 5 years ago

    Blind adherence to dogma does indicate either low intelligence or the individual's unwillingness to comtemplate alternatives to their ingrained beliefs. Einstein was not religious nor an atheist, where does that leave us?


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