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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Religion and Intelligence

"Religion and Intelligence" by Vexen Crabtree (2007)

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To me it is simply a matter of two things:

1) People who are religious are taught not to decide or question for themselves since God has decided everything for them, thus they make less use of vital sections of their brain which then loose function.
2) A more intelligent person tends to nit-pick and pull out flaws inherent in a religion. They tend to notice the contradictions, fallacies, and atrocities inherent in many religions more than a less observant person.

Of course those theories are hard to test, so I could be wrong :)

1. Yes - the "God done it" response certainly culls skeptical and open investigation.

2. Definately, that's why science is so strictly evidence-based. Theories should explain and predict facts, not explain-them-away.

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