Monday, March 1, 2010

Smartsy Fartsy

A new study out of the London School of Economics and Political Science (safety school) has shown that people with higher IQs tend to be more likely to identify as liberal atheists. In other words, smart people are godless commies. There are a few evolutionary psychology hypotheses for why this might be, but it may be as simple as the fact that reality has a liberal, naturalistic bias. But as far as the endless struggle of slobs v. snobs goes, I don't see this study doing much to improve the acceptance of my side (snobs). If there's anything a faithful dumb person hates more than an atheist, it's a smarty pants. This study will just serve as confirmation of their worst suspicions. You'd think people would consider that the trends demonstrated by smart people might be the best roadmap for success, but that line of thought probably just makes you an elitist. This study also found that men with high IQs tend to me more sexually monogamous, but intelligence had no bearing on the sexual exclusivity of women. I knew smart chicks were sexy, but I didn't know they were THAT sexy. More details here.

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