Debunking the atheist claim: The Less Religious and Atheistic are more intelligent
The fools (atheists) have come up with more propaganda, that the less religious and atheistic are more intelligent.
As I’ve said in my previous articles there is nothing more disgusting to an atheist than allowing criticism and scrutiny of beliefs that they personally agree with. This is because atheists are staunch anti-science fanatics and strongly strongly oppose allowing all things to be subject to criticism and scrutiny (criticism and scrutiny is one of the main principles in science).
Since atheists are extremely gullible people who do not question claims that they personal agree with (since they are anti-science) I’ll do it for them.
This argument atheists use is a clear example of how correlation is not causation.
Since correlation is not causation this makes it extremely easy to distort statistics and come up with all types of propaganda. You can find all types of coincidences that occur and falsely link them as the cause since correlation is not causation.
Now it’s time for me to debunk this claim.
Richard Lynn (a great fool/atheist) claims that more religious countries are less intelligent than less religious countries.
The trick he uses here is comparing the average IQ of the religious vs. non-religious in different ethnic groups.
If we use the ethnic group as a control variable and look at the average IQs of religious vs. non-religious countries within the same ethnic group we see that the IQ difference is very small, that the least religious countries in Europe have lower average IQs and that many religious European countries have high average IQs.
Religious countries in Europe with high average IQs (according to Lynn’s data):
– Switzerland (average IQ 101)
– Austria (average IQ 102)
Czech Republic and Estonia are the least religious countries in Europe:
– Estonia (average IQ 97)
– Czech Republic (average IQ 97)
Estonia has 0 Nobel Prizes (not even one), Switzerland (one of the most religious countries in Europe) has the most scientific Nobel Prizes per capita (among nations with population size above 1 million).
If there was an actual causal link between religiosity and IQ we would expect the least religious countries within the same ethnic group to have higher average IQs, not lower average IQs.
Richard Lynn and other liberal atheists use this exact same trick when claiming that conservative states are less intelligent than liberal states. The keyword here is states.
Most conservative states have more non-whites than liberal states and most liberal states have low non-white population sizes. So let’s use the ethnic group again as a control variable.
Average IQs of conservative states with low non-white populations:
– Montana (average IQ 103.4)
– North Dakota (average IQ 103.8)
Average IQs of liberal states with high non-white populations:
– California (average IQ 95.5)
– Hawaii (average IQ 95.6)
Once again we see that there is no causal link between political affiliation and average IQ within the same ethnic group. So conservative states like Montana and North Dakota have higher average IQs than all European countries (from Lynn’s data)!
Then we have another fool Helmuth Nyborg who claims that White atheists have higher average IQs than White religious people. He claims that White atheists score around 6 points higher than White Dogmatics.
But I read Nyborg’s paper (http://www.econ.ku.dk/mehr/calendar/seminars/mehr04102012/Nyborg.pdf/) and found that it’s just propaganda filled with errors.
Now to destroy Nyborg’s claim.
The White Dogmatics scored an average IQ of 105 (which would already be higher than almost every country in the entire world) and White atheists scored an average IQ of 111. With an SD of 13 and average IQ of 105 vs. 111 would be insignificant, and with the sampling error factored (which would probably be around 4-6 IQ points) it’s really insignificant.
Another problem is that Anglicans and Jews scored higher than atheists in Nyborg’s study (which Nyborg conveniently doesn’t mention), see table 6 (Anglicans average IQ 113, Jews average IQ 112).
Another other problem is that Nyborg obtains an average IQ of 111 from a sample of just 39 White atheists. With a sample of just 39 people it would only take a few high IQ people in the group for the average to be at 111. Since it’s a small sample size we know that the average IQ is probably inaccurate. For the Dogmatics he uses a large sample size of over a thousand people. Gaining an average IQ of 111 with a sample size of over a thousand people would require a much higher count of high IQ people than in a sample of just 39 people. We could use the same trick and choose 39 people from the Disciples of Christ group and gain an average IQ of 120 if we wanted!
Another problem is household income not correlating with an average IQ of 111 (from the sample of just 39 atheists). From table 8 (in Nyborg’s paper) atheists rank 12th in household income which would correlate better with an average IQ of 104-106. Anglicans and Jews rank 1st and 2nd in household income which correlates well with their high average IQ and other groups also correlate well with the household income, but White atheists don’t fit in at all with the household income data. Lots of Dogmatic groups have higher household incomes than atheists. The household income was gained from a sample of over 87,000 atheists (not 39 people). Since the household income doesn’t correlate with the supposedly high atheist average IQ (gained from just 39 people) this clearly tells us that the average IQ of 111 gained from a sample of just 39 people must be completely wrong. Since atheists rank very low (12th) when it comes to household income this means that either atheists have much lower average IQs than the sample of 39 people indicates or that household income and average IQ are not causally linked.
If you understand basic arithmetic then you should know why a sample size as low as 39 would be highly unreliable. We could find 39 smart people from basically any group, it doesn’t really mean anything.
– The household income data (from a sample of nearly 88,000 White atheists) doesn’t match into the supposedly high White atheist average IQ (from an extremely low unreliable sample of just 39 White atheists) suggesting that within the same ethnic group the more religious are more intelligent
– This argument that atheists use is a clear example of how it’s easy to distort statistics since correlation is not causation
– Based on the data from atheists, IQ differences are very small between different groups within the same ethnic group regardless of religious beliefs or political affiliation
– The main causal link between high IQ and low IQ is the ethnic group (based on the data from liberal atheists)
– In the end all atheists have are tricks
– Nothing really fits in as perfectly together as does liberal atheism, White Nationalism, and Nazism