Science has finally proven itself useful for something other than creating accelerator pedals of death, which, you know, thank god. CNN is reporting that a new study shows that liberalism, atheism, and exclusivity in men are signs of a higher IQ [h/t Sarah K].
Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women.
Hahahahaha, oh boy, I am SO smart, says Science. And so are you too, dear readers, except for all you womenfolk out there sexin’ it up with multiple partners, DISSAPOINTING GOD in the process. Why don’t you get smart and exclusive and right with the church, okay?
The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning — on the order of 6 to 11 points — and the data should not be used to stereotype or make assumptions about people, experts say.
Too late, assholes! What good is Science if not to stereotype? Also, whoever’s advice that is — not to make assumptions about people — is probably some god-fearing conservative man who sleeps around a bunch (like a liberal woman), so who cares. He’s a big dummy anyway.
The reasoning is that sexual exclusivity in men, liberalism and atheism all go against what would be expected given humans’ evolutionary past. [emphasis added.]
Hey. Fuck you, buddy. You calling me some kind of evolutionary reject? If I wanted someone to insult me I’d go back to church.
Bailey (some egghead — ed.) also said that these preferences may stem from a desire to show superiority or elitism, which also has to do with IQ. In fact, aligning oneself with “unconventional” philosophies such as liberalism or atheism may be “ways to communicate to everyone that you’re pretty smart,” he said. [emphasis added.]
You’re goddamn right I’m pretty smart. Um, hello. I’m reading CNN. Only the best of the best get their news from CNN.
With a goal of spreading genes, early men had multiple mates. Since women had to spend nine months being pregnant, and additional years caring for very young children, it made sense for them to want a steady mate to provide them resources. [emphasis added.]
The more things change, the more they stay the same — know what I’m saying?
None of this means that the human species is evolving toward a future where these traits are the default, Kanazawa said.
“More intelligent people don’t have more children, so moving away from the trajectory is not going to happen,” he said.
You heard the man, readers. Y’all gots to git bi-zay — if not for yourself, then for the future of humanity.