Twaddle ... mainly due to the fact that the most germane, basic
definition in the premise goes completely unanswered - the _contextual_
definition of "liberal" and "liberalism".
Without that clearly defined upfront the entire premise is worth
considerably less than a warm bucket of spit.
I don't have access to the journal (if anyone reading this does,
please let me know), but maybe the terms were clearly defined in the
study groups that the correlation was derived from. (Longitudinal
Study of Adolescent Health (Study 1) and the General Social Surveys)
And just maybe "liberals" aren't really known for believing their own
propaganda when it comes to "intelligence". :)
This is a tired, well worn, old argument ... I would say that I was
surprised to see it re-hashed, but it appears to be just more of the
current ivory tower academia mindset not being fully cognizant of
... or, once again, someone is believing their own propaganda. :)
Anyone who has had a kid in college recently will know what I'm talking
If you've got a kid in college, they probably aren't talking unless
they're asking for money. When they do talk, they're apt to tell you
"you just don't understand."
We just hope he can find a job, when all is said and done.
Which relies upon the "Savanah Principle" as _its_ basic premise (or
maybe it's a theory, not principle?).
IOW, it boils down to whether you believe your body is in the 21st
century and your brain still in the Savannah of ancient Africa?
Now, that _is_ interesting ... lol!
I had a professor in college, an economics professor no less, to whom
this was a pet theory, and it was cussed and discussed ad infinitum.
IOW, I first heard the theory of the superiority of "liberal
intelligence" some 40 odd years ago. :)
Forgot to mention an "interesting", to me, parallel that is mentioned in
your first link ... belief in a "religion" was, way back when,
supposedly the dividing line between the intelligent and the less
intelligent, as liberal versus conservative was an almost unheard of
distinction at that time.
AAMOF, I've always found it interesting that some of the most
intelligent folks I've ever known were either rabidly religious, or
rabidly agnostic/atheistic, with little wiggle room in between.
IOW, the "religious" argument, with regard to intelligence, may have a
better chance of standing on its own, IMOHO.
Another one of Larry's piss poor attempts at humor by belching bull
Don't remember Han making any comment about firearms other than he
would rather not be bothered owning one.
BTW, since when in the hell did living in Jersey make you a New
To both Larry and Lew:
After university in Holland I had a choice: Compulsory military service or
go to the Boston area for graduate work. Spouse said she would come to the
US as long as we didn't go to NY City or Texas <grin>. Yes we were both
very liberal (Dutch version), and afraid of both lawless NYC and Texas
After almost 7 years in Boston, the only job I could find was in Manhattan,
and we are still here, and I will work in Manhattan for 10 more months.
Since 1976, we have lived in Queens, Nassau, and now in North Jersey
<http://radburn.org . We're still liberal, AND (very important) fiscally
conservative. We have 1 car, a 2005 Grand Caravan, bought second hand.
Yes, in many respects, we are New Yorkers in spirit. What's wrong with
that? Have you visited New York and experienced the people?
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