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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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.
I agree about the IQ test, Veritorogue. The GRE is another standardized test that in my opinion is not all that useful.
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?
Interesting. The more educated I have become, the more humble and wise I have become. My education gave me the ability to question my indoctrination in evolution with what I know of science and re-evaluate my opposition to a Biblical worldview.
The idea that religious people reject science is a lie propagated by repetition. Over and over again, newspapers, magazines, and other socialization tools (aka "media") tell you "Christians reject evolution and science." This is a lie.
Man from modesto: typically, christians do reject evolution- evolution, like creationism, is a theory about how we got here. Christians believe creationism, and therefore reject evolution, which is based on science, not faith or the bible.
As one educated in science, I can say that it takes a lot more faith to believe the weak science of evolution than the evidence for creation.