Tuesday

Religion & Writing Proficiency Level



Lovely statistics via blog.okcupid.com

12 comments:

  1. So no one in this study achieved grade 10 reading level?

    I am confuse...

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  2. I'm confus too.
    http://cdn1.knowyourmeme.com/i/12974/original/cat_im_confus.jpg

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  3. This is a fairly common pirate fallacy. You know, the one where you claim that pirates fight global warming, because, historically, the more pirates, the less global warming.


    Not only that, but you also somehow forgot to mention that this is the statistics from okcupid. A dating site. Dating. Site. On the internet. This is so so very very very much bias right there.

    Which did not measure the intelligence level of people, but rather readability of text. Automatic readab. text tests are not reliable, I don't know what are atheists implied to be much better at, but hey, according to the EXACT SAME test white people are better than black people at the exact same field.

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    1. "This is so so very very very much bias right there."

      I don't know whether the graphic is based on any actual data, or whether it was collected in a valid way if it is. However, the quoted sentence demonstrates that they may have something there. I'd guess you must be evangelical Protestant, which would lie somewhere off the graph to the left.

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  4. So to sum it up, two questions: do you often measure people's intelligence by how they describe themselves ar dating sites? do you love to openly lie to people and hide facts from them in order to prove your point, or you are just doing that because you can't prove anything by standard means?

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  5. Also.

    This is a fairly common pirate fallacy. You know, the one where you claim that pirates fight global warming, because, historically, the more pirates, the less global warming.


    Not only that, but you also somehow forgot to mention that this is the statistics from okcupid. A dating site. Dating. Site. On the internet. This is so so very very very much bias right there.

    Which did not measure the intelligence level of people, but rather readability of text. Automatic readab. text tests are not reliable, I don't know what are atheists implied to be much better at, but hey, according to the EXACT SAME test white people are better than black people at the exact same field.


    ^ this is my comment that was deleted son after I've seen it on the site. Somehow. For some reason.

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  6. Actually, this is like claiming that pirates steal more things because statistically they steal more things. Lol.

    I have a link to okcupid below the image. It was the primary point of the post. Not sure how you missed that.

    In this case, religious people on the dating site okcupid have a statistically lower writing proficiency level than atheists, according to the coleman-liau index readability test. Intelligence was not mentioned.

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  7. Well, you just failed to use basic logic right there, buddy.

    You see, the basic point there is that you decided to omit crucial information in order to trick people into thinking that religious people are somehow inferior to atheists.
    The information is absolutely, absolutely crucial.

    Now if not, then what are you trying to prove? Exactly what? Because the research says that out of _500000_ people on the _internet_, to be more precise, on a _dating site_, religious people are less likely to use absolutely perfect _English language_ in their _"about me"_, regardless of which language is their native one. More than that, you decided to believe a research without suspecting that they just made shit up on the spot. What does that imply? What are you implying?

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  8. it's just dumb to post this graph up.
    how many people over fifty are roaming around on this dating site.
    how many of these people are in college and think they're agnostic because actually their sister died and they feel the need to question the whole world?
    how many of these people are gay and have been forced out of a church and so have forced god out in anger and spite? how many of these people ARE WHORES YOU STUPID BITCH.........IT'S A DATING SITE....THIS ISN'T PROOF OF ANYTHING EXCEPT YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU SEE AND USE ANYTHING YOU CAN REGARDLESS OF THE CONTEXT.

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  9. I'm just upset that Jehovah's Witnesses weren't listed on here.
    Oh wait...they're below 7th grade level...

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  10. Infidel wasn't attempting to misrepresent the data or the origins of it.

    Rather he was making an observation and even if you account for a small amount of error, it still equates to a ton of people who live with their heads up their own ass.

    Diehard believers claim the bible is flawless but let's see..

    Living inside a fish is just plain stupid.

    There is no historical record of all of the firstborns dying in Egypt.

    Modern man living at the same time as dinosaurs is more ridiculous than the fish.

    The earth does not have four corners.

    No matter how hard anybody has prayed, they have never grown back a lost limb. Ask and you shall receive. Unless it's too hard.

    The earth is a minuscule part of the universe but plays the starring role.

    When Adam and Eve were booted from the garden, god made a couple of flaming swords to guard the entrance. Flaming swords. If you see nothing wrong with this, you are too far gone.

    According to the book, inbreeding is totally acceptable.

    How many reasons would one need to reject their faith?????

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  11. And infidel, keep up the good work. There are more athiests out here than you think.

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