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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

(1)The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

Some of us have been saying it for years folks, stupidity breeds biggotry. Sadly, until science finds a way to raise the collective IQ of all of humanity, it seems that we will unlikely be able to educate this problem away. We live in societies filled with hatred, low self-esteem, mental illness, hopelessness, and a whole other range of emotions just bursting at the seems to find an outlet. Unfortunately the easiest targets are usually the minority races, or other unusuals in society such as homosexuals or people who dress out of the norm, and so forth, who get picked out by these people to be tortured and ostracized, denied basic human rights and liberties, and be balked at by people. Some of us wonder if humanity will have a chance to evolve above such petty ignorace before 'mother nature' wipes us out of existance, much the way she did the dinosaurs, or if those of us with higher IQ's will be forced to suffer the fools for a few more millennia before things change. Who knows.

*Just my thoughts*