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(Huffington Post)   You may have heard about the study claiming that FoxNews viewers were on average 20 points lower in IQ than the rest of us. Yeah, they made that up   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 110
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2012-12-12 01:05:40 AM
Wow. Not one Dan Rather reference. I am disappoint.
 
2012-12-12 01:46:48 AM
Of course because everyone knows democRATS are smrtr because they are right about everything. Learned scholars are the make up on the democratic base its science.
 
2012-12-12 01:48:39 AM
Stupidity has nothing to do with intelligence. There are some quite intelligent people out there who are dumber than a sack of broken doorknobs; and some of the smartest people I ever met had tested IQs of less than 79.

So saying Fox News viewers are stupid is not necessarily wrong.
 
2012-12-12 02:05:31 AM
I'm amazed that anybody still thinks IQ has relevance.
 
2012-12-12 06:11:57 AM

Cewley: may be made up, but totally believable.


People will believe anything, either because they want it to be true or they are afraid that it might be true. -- Wizard's First Rule
 
2012-12-12 07:08:23 AM

simkatu: He was more of an Atheist Deist if anything.


FTFY
 
2012-12-12 08:17:38 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Cythraul: It's now how big your intelligence is, it's how you use it. And in the case of Fox News watchers, it doesn't look like they're using it at all.

This.

It wasn't IQ, it was how informed you were. I'm fairly certain my SO's grandparents are brilliant - his grandfather is an amazing musician, and his grandmother is just brilliant at social interactions - which doesn't sound impressive until you realize you're nodding your head and you just agreed to buy $50 of tickets for the church raffle. She led the country in sales for a very well known company while she was working, and a good % of those were straight up cold calls. I don't have either of those skills, not by a long shot, and both require more perception and intelligence than rote book learning.

But all either of them can do when it comes to domestic or foreign issues is parrot Fox. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. Really kinda sad.

And yet whenever you get a little niggling that perhaps these awesomely talented and successful people, who have been on the planet more than twice as long as you have, that have lived through events you have only read about, might know a little better than you, you think . . . Nah, fark that, Fox News sucks.

Stunning.


I love people who think that because someone has lived a long time that somehow they have attained this magical understanding and wisdom. You can look at an old person and assume one thing, that they've lived a long while. Just because someone 'experiences' things in a lifetime, it doesn't mean they learn from those experiences. And one could argue that many people who fall under the reactionary, or the 'once bitten, twice shy' category, that for those people, negative experiences are not learning experiences, they're events which they shrink from and learn to live in fear.

But you keep assuming age = wisdom.
 
2012-12-12 11:40:02 AM
Cornelius Dribble: Highly intelligent people are as susceptible as anyone to the lure of crackpot ideas.

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EZ P would be a skinhead rapper these days.
 
2012-12-12 05:24:40 PM

Cythraul: Zeb Hesselgresser: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Cythraul: It's now how big your intelligence is, it's how you use it. And in the case of Fox News watchers, it doesn't look like they're using it at all.

This.

It wasn't IQ, it was how informed you were. I'm fairly certain my SO's grandparents are brilliant - his grandfather is an amazing musician, and his grandmother is just brilliant at social interactions - which doesn't sound impressive until you realize you're nodding your head and you just agreed to buy $50 of tickets for the church raffle. She led the country in sales for a very well known company while she was working, and a good % of those were straight up cold calls. I don't have either of those skills, not by a long shot, and both require more perception and intelligence than rote book learning.

But all either of them can do when it comes to domestic or foreign issues is parrot Fox. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. Really kinda sad.

And yet whenever you get a little niggling that perhaps these awesomely talented and successful people, who have been on the planet more than twice as long as you have, that have lived through events you have only read about, might know a little better than you, you think . . . Nah, fark that, Fox News sucks.

Stunning.

I love people who think that because someone has lived a long time that somehow they have attained this magical understanding and wisdom. You can look at an old person and assume one thing, that they've lived a long while. Just because someone 'experiences' things in a lifetime, it doesn't mean they learn from those experiences. And one could argue that many people who fall under the reactionary, or the 'once bitten, twice shy' category, that for those people, negative experiences are not learning experiences, they're events which they shrink from and learn to live in fear.

But you keep assuming age = wisdom.


"Everyone you meet knows something you don't."
 
2012-12-13 01:12:27 AM

Gyrfalcon: Stupidity has nothing to do with intelligence. There are some quite intelligent people out there who are dumber than a sack of broken doorknobs; and some of the smartest people I ever met had tested IQs of less than 79.




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