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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2020, 03:46:09 AM »
First of all, it's per capita that matters, not raw statistics. If the number of people dying from AIDS is growing, but the number per capita is going down, that's an improvement. So the real question isn't "do atheists earn more Nobel Peace Prizes than theists," but is, "is the percentage of Nobel Prize winners who are atheists higher than the percentage of people who are atheists?"

Second, using Nobel Peace Prizes as a measurement for intelligence is dubius at best. It sounds like you're trying to find something, anything, that will support your position. If you want to compare intelligence levels, you use an instrument that was specifically designed to do that.

And FYI, I don't think that theists are necessarily dumber. However, it is a fact people with higher levels of education are more likely to be atheists than the general population.
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2020, 05:53:00 AM »
You know, with only about 7% of the world atheist, depending how you count, current day.
Added with the fact that the Nobelprize was created like 120 years ago, meaning even less % of the population has been atheist, on average, during the entire run... Added with any shunning to outspoken godless-men certainly early in the 1900's , and, I suspecte a favoritism in the 'nobel prize for peace' to go to religious figures like the dalai lama... Added with any people who might not be a theist but who feighn it, like hypothetically Obama, in order to procure a certain stature or job... Added yet again with the fact that neither 'liturature' nor 'peace' are what you and I might call 'scientific'...
That all makes me feel like this is not something anyone needs to explain.
Honestly, if anything we should wonder how the hell we even managed to score as high as 10% to begin with.
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2020, 07:58:16 AM »
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You know, with only about 7% of the world atheist, depending how you count, current day.
Added with the fact that the Nobelprize was created like 120 years ago, meaning even less % of the population has been atheist, on average, during the entire run... Added with any shunning to outspoken godless-men certainly early in the 1900's , and, I suspecte a favoritism in the 'nobel prize for peace' to go to religious figures like the dalai lama... Added with any people who might not be a theist but who feighn it, like hypothetically Obama, in order to procure a certain stature or job... Added yet again with the fact that neither 'liturature' nor 'peace' are what you and I might call 'scientific'...
That all makes me feel like this is not something anyone needs to explain.
Honestly, if anything we should wonder how the hell we even managed to score as high as 10% to begin with.
Well, look at it this way; We are still doing better than the Nazis.

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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2020, 08:54:37 AM »
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Well, look at it this way; We are still doing better than the Nazis.

Or Stalinists (see Lysenko).
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2020, 04:12:32 PM »
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Well, look at it this way; We are still doing better than the Nazis.

Oh come on, don't put down the nazis. What did they ever do to deserve that?


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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2020, 04:17:03 PM »
Yeah, after all, they kept the trains running on schedule.
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2020, 05:52:47 PM »
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Yeah, after all, they kept the trains running on schedule.
Not only on schedule, but often.
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2020, 09:42:58 AM »
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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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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?

Poor Spamiel, desperate, so desperate.
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2020, 04:42:44 PM »
So, this same guy posted the same crap on other atheist forums.

On atheistforum.org, he changed his name from Daniel Wilson, to 'I'm a believer now'.

So, just another dishonest theist. What a shock.
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Re: Only 10% of the Nobel prize winners are atheist ?
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2020, 04:53:21 PM »
Surprise, surprise...
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