At Ohio State, Test Alleges That Atheists Are Smarter Than Christians

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Undergraduate students at Ohio State University should know that atheists are smarter than Christians.At least, that's the viewpoint reflected on a for-credit homework quiz in a Psychology 1100 course.  The assignment included the following question: Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.  Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian. Aine earns less money than Theo. Theo is more liberal than Aine. Theo is an … [Read more...]

God and Old People

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Belief in God increases with age.That is the finding of a longitudinal study by researchers at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. The Center conducted three surveys on religious faith, questioning people of different age groups in 30 different countries. The surveys—conducted in 1991, 1998, and again in 2008—explored the range of faith experiences in these countries: Australia, Austria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hunga … [Read more...]

Maslow’s Hierarchy Revisited—Parenthood’s On Top!

Sometimes you just want to roll your eyes and say “Duh!” A team of researchers at Arizona State University, led by evolutionary psychologist Douglas Kenrick, has noticed that most people really like being parents.  Despite the challenges of child-rearing, Kenrick reported that the warmth, the love, the creativity, the sense of purpose and belonging—all of these factors and more make parenting the most enjoyable of all activities.Kenrick’s team reported this breaking news, which is just a … [Read more...]


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