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"The adoption of some evolutionarily novel ideas makes some sense in terms of moving the species forward," said George Washington University leadership professor James Bailey, who was not involved in the study. "It also makes perfect sense that more intelligent people -- people with, sort of, more intellectual firepower -- are likely to be the ones to do that."
Originally posted by zappafan1
They want everyone to start the race at the same time.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
According to the professors own doctrine, Liberal Progressiveness is considered "evolution" in our species, and that it takes a more intelligent person to move species forward, thus liberals are intellectually superior for embracing progressive ideology.
Probably the most biased, unscientific, lamest studies I've ever read.
Originally posted by maybereal11
Here is the actual Intro to the Survey..
A number of controversial interpretive issues attend our measure, including: (1) our designation of enlightened answers; (2) an asymmetry in sometimes challenging leftist mentalities without ever specifically challenging conservative and libertarian mentalities; (3) our simple eight-question test is merely a baseline and does not gauge the heights of economic enlightenment; and (4) a concern about response bias (namely, that less intelligent people would be less likely to participate in the survey).
From the Actual Survey..in PDF on the page above
Here again we should acknowledge that none of the eight questions
challenge typical conservative or libertarian policy positions, and that had some such questions been included, the measured economic-enlightenment means by ideological groups may well have been somewhat different.
A survey, by it's own admission, that is tailored to show a weakness in those leaning left will show just that.
Carry on with the circus of idiotic rhetoric....