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Comment #429427 by Son of Rea

"Condescending"?? Your religious friends need to toughen up and face facts.

The graphs that he was referring to were not made-up inventions. Where it is clearly shown that there is a negative correlation between religious societies and acceptance of evolution (and also between those societies and general equality and well-being)- it is the religious that are the ones who need to accept criticism.

Trouble is, it seems that the kind of people we are talking about are those least able to understand information presented in graph form. There is after all, another negative correlation - the one between the general level of education (and by implication, intelligence) and religiosity...

Maybe we can't win...
The Dunning Kruger effect: (unskilled and unaware of it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyOHJa5Vj5Y&feature=PlayList&p=011160D4E6021B56&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:27:00 UTC | #411126