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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:08 AM
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Next time you call group of right-wing racists a bunch of idiots, you can back yourself up with one simple word: Science! Researchers from Ontario, Canada’s Brock University have been slaving over test results to come to the conclusion that many not-so-scientifically-inclined have said for ages — both right-wing thinkers and racists alike are kind of dumb. The conclusion comes after spotting a correlation between children with low IQs and their ideologies later in life. It turns out that those with limited intelligence at a younger age are more likely to exhibit racist tendencies and favor more conservative political thinking as adults. Dr. Gordon Hodson, a professor of psychology and primary author of the findings, explains to Live Science that the, well, science of the issue is rather simple.


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Well it doesn't take a genius to figure out that these kinds of people are a huge danger to modern society. I mean hate and fear for other people is something that should have been gotten rid of a long time ago.




posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:33 AM
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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Haha well you didn't have to be a scientist to come to that conclusion.

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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:35 AM
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Well...clearly yet another study like this is just more hippie liberal left-wing propaganda, right?





As soon as racists and conservatives are smart enough to deal in statistics I'm sure we'll get their point of view



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:40 AM
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Sounds like the 'study' that found Fox News viewers to be less informed than those that watched no news at all. That was a biased 'study' and so is this one. What is the motivation behind a study like that?



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:42 AM
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Are you a white supremacist?

I don't think that hating another person because of his color or religion denotes intelligence.

And i am not a liberal, actually i don't have any political views that can be put in a pot with the other BS we have now....

And furthermore being a liberal is not that bad because as i have seen, they don't fear change and admit it we need change because thats why we are here.. to evolve and change...


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There was a study like that?
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:50 AM
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TextAre you a white supremacist? I don't think that hating another person because of his color or religion denotes intelligence.


Wild conclusions/accusations do not denote intelligence.

I can tell you are a liberal though.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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you would have to be stupid to start a thread like this, use this link and class it as "scientific" proof
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Textreply to post by theubermensch There was a study like that?


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:52 AM
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I also recall previously reading a study which showed liberals could be classed as mentally ill, but I am not a straw clutcher



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:56 AM
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Text" We’d like to see their research in full before we go ahead and agree on that one though.


That was the only part worth reading.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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I feel like our humanity as a whole are getting dumber and dumber. We can't handle our debt, we can't even get along with each other, and we like to judge the whole group of people by the actions of few.


 
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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Next time you call group of right-wing racists a bunch of idiots, you can back yourself up with one simple word: Science!

Well this isn't what one would call "science"...

The scope of the research appears to be limited and lacks peer review - nor do I see any credible data to support the veracity of their results...whence, not a scientific conclusion.

Were the research to include quality of parenting, socio-economic status, environmental factors, a broad time-line, other specific demographic factors and define their use of the word "intelligence" - I'd be more inclined to view the article with open thoughts.

Having said that and knowing of many "intelligent" so called racists....I call Bravo Sierra.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:05 AM
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Originally posted by AlexIR

Next time you call group of right-wing racists a bunch of idiots ...
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What about all the LEFT WING racists? There are just as many left wing racists ... maybe more.
This is the OPs source home page . It's ... um ... odd. At least to me it is.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:08 AM
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fantastic, always knew those damn racist where just plain dumb!



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:14 AM
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We would never know the dark without the light for contrast. We wouldn't know what it feels like to be connected to all life without the contrast provided by those whose disconnect is so obvious. We evolve as a human race when we recognize the polarities we are surrounded by and start to see both sides of any debate. But racism in 2012?? I really thought we'd be way beyond that by now!



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:24 AM
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Thats what the article says but all racists are bad ... really bad ...

I see a lot of people here call themselves racists but they are intelligent ... i think you do not have any idea what a true racist does ... i have seen them in action from 5 meters away ... and they just did what they did because that person was slightly darker in tone...



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:29 AM
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Originally posted by AlexIR
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Thats what the article says but all racists are bad ... really bad ...

That's my point. The article is partisan. It puts right wing with racist - like the two go together like peanut butter and jelly or something. It ignores that racists come in all political groups. It just reads like typical partisan left wing anti-right propaganda. A GOOD article would have exposed that racism it is spread across all political groups.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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Actually you are wrong about that and if you just think about it a bit you will realise this. For example there are extreme right wing groups that propogate that non whites are inferior as part of their core beliefs, some of those groups / membes will physically attack non whites.

There are left wing groups (in Europe at least) but racism and the attack of non whites isn't part of their beliefs - their interpretation of their ideology - socialism does not divide people according to race, rather it puts emphasis on the difference in class.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 09:59 AM
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What bothered me about the survey was the time discrepancy between the two tests. They measured IQ of children, then waited twenty or thirty years to test for conservatism and racism. Why not run the tests at the same time and control for other factors? Why not consider the other variables?

I'm sorry, I'm not being clear, let me try again. Take a child with high IQ. He's more likely to go to college, right? Colleges in this country at least are notoriously left-leaning, so he's more likely to become an adult with left-leaning, or liberal, philosophies.

The low IQ child is less likely to go to college, more likely to be poor, more likely to live in a bad part of town, and might experience events which lead to a more racist attitude.

I don't think the study is a good one.






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