Does IQ affect ones acceptance of science?

Puk

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Which would you rather

Above average IQ and miserable?

Below and deliriously happy?
Would be nice if we could turn it on and off. I wouldn't mind to be selectively stupid. Mind you, some people can do it, but they're ash-holes.
 

rambo919

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But then the 130 and above group also dont accept Evolution, because they also dont understand it.
That makes no sense, why would you lose understanding of science because of intelligence? Makes more sense that they better understand the weak points of evolution and thus discount it as proven.

If you are too smart to understand a "science".... it's probably not very scientific....
 

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That makes no sense, why would you lose understanding of science because of intelligence? Makes more sense that they better understand the weak points of evolution and thus discount it as proven.
:ROFL:
 

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Well, there are apparently three bands of IQ.

The 100 and below dont accept, for example, Evolution, because they dont understand it.

But then the 130 and above group also dont accept Evolution, because they also dont understand it.

But the mid range, above 100 and below 130 accept Evolution because they do understand it.


It's a conundrum of sorts.
What absolute horseshyte is this?
 

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Why would people with high intelligence not accept scientific theory?
Doesn't compute...
 

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Why would people with high intelligence not accept scientific theory?
Doesn't compute...
Because there is something like the strict scientific method which was neglected in not only in uniformitarianism, but even in astro-physics, i.e. postulating singularities as a possible mathematical model and then running with it as if fact, even top secular physicists have issues with it.
 

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Because there is something like the strict scientific method which was neglected in not only in uniformitarianism, but even in astro-physics, i.e. postulating singularities as a possible mathematical model and then running with it as if fact, even top secular physicists have issues with it.
Sorry, who has issues with singularities?
The things that were postulated, tested a bit with mathematics and then....o yes... photographed.

Singularities are a thing.
 

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That makes no sense, why would you lose understanding of science because of intelligence? Makes more sense that they better understand the weak points of evolution and thus discount it as proven.

If you are too smart to understand a "science".... it's probably not very scientific....
 

LazyLion

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Dunning Kruger effect, Jake Spratt doesn't like science but also fancies himself a stable genius.
Dunning Kruger is less likely to manifest in the higher IQ range, as people there are generally more likely "to know what they don't know". Ignorance is not really a problem in that range as those people will either admit that they don't know it, or will use their intelligence to educate themselves in the subject. I'm not saying it won't manifest, it's just less likely.
 

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Because there is something like the strict scientific method which was neglected in not only in uniformitarianism, but even in astro-physics, i.e. postulating singularities as a possible mathematical model and then running with it as if fact, even top secular physicists have issues with it.
Also does not compute. Those with higher intelligence would as a rule allow for all possibilities. But mainly those that are scientifically based as those are our first (or at least prioritised) models of analysis. Just like with the Dunning Kruger effect, it is less likely for people in this category to be deliverately and obstinately ignorant. It's not a default position for highly intelligent people.
 

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The difference is that the scepticism from the bottom end of the spectrum is because they don't know what they don't know, while the higher end is sceptical because they know what they don't know more than most, as well as what science doesn't know. So the low IQ drone will unquestioningly accept authority without discernment, whether it comes from a priest or a PHD, but the higher IQ individual will question everything. Sometimes, this gives them the appearance of concurring on certain issues, e.g. "climate change".
 
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The difference is that the scepticism from the bottom end of the spectrum is because they don't know what they don't know, while the higher end is sceptical because they know what they don't know more than most, as well as what science doesn't know. So the low IQ drone will unquestioningly accept authority without discernment, whether it comes from a priest or a PHD, but the higher IQ individual will question everything. Sometimes, this gives them the appearance of concurring on certain issues, e.g. "climate change".
And the midwits suffer from Dunning-Kruger syndrome while they worship science.
 
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