Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stupid Is as Stupid Believes

This is too brilliant to pass up. Apparently, the more predisposed to biblical literalism, the stupider you are.

A few months ago I posted data which showed, unsurprisingly, that Unitarian-Universalists tend to have high IQs and Pentecostals not so much. What about something like Biblical literalism and IQ? Well, I plotted the IQ values from the General Social Survey for selected denominations and plotted them against the proportion which believed in a literal interpretation of the Bible. Prepare to be greeted by a very banal reality below the fold....


Also, convert the IQ values into percentiles....