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Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« on: January 18, 2020, 09:37:28 AM »
Hi all,

I was very surprised to discover that only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist:

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This info contradicts everything I've heard before, that there is a strong negative correlation between intelligence and religiosity.

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How do you explain this?

Offline Sal1981

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 09:44:02 AM »
Argumentum ad Populum.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 10:19:16 AM »
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Argumentum ad Populum.

Why do you think that it's an argumentum ad Populum?

Do you think that these articles lies?

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 11:28:00 AM »
Look, Daniel.  I don't want to spend the time playing your little game.  If you have a point, make it.  It's your idea or point, so you spend the time setting it up.  You do the work.  If not, then just get off your soap box and leave.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline SGOS

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 11:38:56 AM »
What ever the point is, it doesn't change my lack of belief in a god.  My lack of belief is based on my personal experience, intelligent or not, popular or not, representative of some potential special peer group or not.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2020, 01:35:30 PM by SGOS »

Offline Sal1981

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 12:38:02 PM »
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Why do you think that it's an argumentum ad Populum?

Do you think that these articles lies?

Because you're using popularity as a measurement stick.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 12:38:27 PM »
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Look, Daniel.  I don't want to spend the time playing your little game.  If you have a point, make it.  It's your idea or point, so you spend the time setting it up.  You do the work.  If not, then just get off your soap box and leave.

Man, why are you so negative? I gave my point in the first message.

Read it, or leave.

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 12:51:07 PM »
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Man, why are you so negative? I gave my point in the first message.

Read it, or leave.
You said--'how do you explain it?'.  That's backward--how do you explain it.  My thought is that you are a theist trolling an atheist site.  If not, my bad--but who are you and why are you here??
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 12:56:06 PM »
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You said--'how do you explain it?'.  That's backward--how do you explain it.  My thought is that you are a theist trolling an atheist site.  If not, my bad--but who are you and why are you here??

I'm here to get an answer for my question, is that so hard to understand?

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 01:23:44 PM »
Well, Daniel, we don't know where you've heard that "there is a strong negative correlation between intelligence and religiosity." You didn't hear it here, so why do you believe that we know the answer?
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2020, 01:40:24 PM »
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I'm here to get an answer for my question, is that so hard to understand?
I understand fully--you are simply a theist trolling an atheist site. 

Prove me wrong. 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2020, 01:42:34 PM »
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Well, Daniel, we don't know where you've heard that "there is a strong negative correlation between intelligence and religiosity." You didn't hear it here, so why do you believe that we know the answer?

Here you go:

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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2020, 02:15:13 PM »
OK, but that still doesn't tell me why you believe we know the answer to your question. We're just plain folks, and not cognitive researchers. I'm sure I don't know the answer, but maybe someone here does. Baruch seems to know everything, so maybe we'll hear from him.
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2020, 02:31:50 PM »
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Hi all,

I was very surprised to discover that only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist:

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2. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

3. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

4. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

This info contradicts everything I've heard before, that there is a strong negative correlation between intelligence and religiosity.

For example:

1. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

2. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

3. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

How do you explain this?


From just trying to understand you I lost brain cells, troll.

Offline Baruch

Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 04:07:18 PM »
Sorry Daniel, as a theist I have to give you thumbs down.  You simply like to go into a bar in a bad neighborhood and spit in their faces.

Most recent scientists are agnostic or atheist.  There is a reason for that (they are overly rational).

I don't ask person X, who has no expertise in Y ... about Y.  I find an expert in Y.
Zampa xiquihto.  Amo nimitzcuamachilia.
Say it again.  I don't understand you.

 

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