I recently read at CNN.com that liberalism, atheism and male sexual exclusivity is linked to IQ. In other words it is likely you possess a higher IQ if you are not religious and do not have conservative views.
“The reasoning is that sexual exclusivity in men, liberalism and atheism all go against what would be expected given humans’ evolutionary past. In other words, none of these traits would have benefited our early human ancestors, but higher intelligence may be associated with them…Participants who said they were atheists had an average IQ of 103 in adolescence, while adults who said they were religious averaged 97, the study found. Atheism allows someone to move forward and speculate on life without any concern for the dogmatic structure of a religion..Historically, anything that’s new and different can be seen as a threat in terms of the religious beliefs; almost all religious systems are about permanence…The study found that young adults who said they were “very conservative” had an average adolescent IQ of 95, whereas those who said they were “very liberal” averaged 106…None of this means that the human species is evolving toward a future where these traits are the default…More intelligent people don’t have more children, so moving away from the trajectory is not going to happen.”
Where does Sarah Palin’s political career fit into all of this? “Vote Palin 2012. The world is supposed to end anyway.”