Skip to comments.Those Darn Facts: Liberal professor shocked to discover Tea Party smarter than average.
Posted on 10/17/2013 5:33:57 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School was curious about the relationship between science comprehension and political outlooks. His findings shocked him: tea party supporters are actually more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population
Ive got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected Id be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.
But then again, I dont know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv & I dont watch Fox News very often and reading the paper (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).
Im a little embarrassed, but mainly Im just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.
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Tea Partier here who designs and builds bids his own telescopes. How about you, professor?
The professor studies statistics that validate his own distorted worldview.
Welcome to the real world, professor. Your little social theories may sound wonderful but step outside of the conference room once in a while.
Simply the number of Tea Partiers who home school should suggest they will be better informed and educated than the average person.
“But then again, I dont know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party.”
No, nitwit, because you spend all your time with other extreme leftist profs who are as intellectually close-minded as you are.
There is -0- diversity of thought in universities, as this one anecdote demonstrates.
These kinds of data sets are way too easy to misinterpret or over-interpret, IMHO.
Homeschooling evangelicals have 2 to 5 times the number of children that liberals do, keep them out of the indoctrination centers, and those children are 14 times more likely to be politically active than the average population.
What is important, in the grand scheme of things, is religion and virtue, and I can guarantee you that Tea Partiers are far ahead of the Marxists and libertines, in this category.
They are racist, sexist, classist etc. and enjoy hanging around the weak willed so they can prattle on about how lucky everyone is that he/she is there to guide them.
"I just can't understand how Nixon won like that (i.e. in a 49-state landslide). I don't know a single person who voted for him."
Thus proving for all time that Upper Eastsiders live in an impenetrable bubble.
Very few of these people would even make it to Mensa.”
Was invited to participate in a bridge tournament with a group of people who are members of Mensa. Talk about a joke. If these people are the ones you must emulate to be considered “intelligent”, I think I’ll pass and just stick with my TEA Party friends and associates.
Can the good professor explain why, after years of spending trillions of dollars on poverty and education, we don't have millions of Rockefellers and Einsteins? I challenge the professor on any claim to higher moral ground as well.
Lol. Yep. There’s a remarkable number of stupid, “intelligent” people.
But this lot mostly don’t even make it there, I think.
I did challenge a lib a while back on the effects of liberal policy.
She was getting all morally superior about helping the poor, etc.
I asked her what she thought of the fact that all that “help” has succeeded in totally destroying the black family structure.
You would have thought I’d physically slapped her from her reaction. In a way, I did - I kicked the legs out from under her tenuous grasp on righteousness.
If you followed the discussion these luminaries had, it quickly boiled down to how to cook the data so they would read differently.
These are just apes.
“All my impressions come from watching cable tv”
That should be an indictment on cable news.
Mensa says my I.Q. is "160-plus," and I'd be willing to bet that fewer than one "professor" out of every thousand even approaches that uniquely rarefied atmosphere.
How many professors do you know who were ever provable geniuses?
I thought so.
That's about the effect of shaking them to reality. For all their moral superiority, they sure have made things much better./s
This survey is a keeper.
Maybe if the professor and his colleagues stopped treating Tea Party members as demons, he’d get to know a few of them.
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