Founder of the Colorless
&& Computer Science student
I'm the guy who created this Durarara-eque chat back in March 2010 and later developed the message board and other modules of this site. I am also no longer the administrator of the site, for that, see @Warlock.
I like tea and calculating statistics. I am a big fan of the scientific method, and as such, an atheist. My Internet identity has its roots in the so-called aniblogosphere, but I am not interested in Japanese animation anymore.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Gargron joined on May 2nd, 2010, since that has made 1217 posts that are still accessible today, 156 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Gargron has given 2203 upvotes, and was last online on Dec 11th, 2013.
@Chestnut_Rice Cultural differences only go as far as methods differ. Logic and reason in itself is a universal (and rare) human trait.
That being said, I'm not an expert on sociology, even though I studied it for bit, so I'm not going to insist on my words.
Still, I don't quite understand why we are talking about isolated African tribes and rural East Asians when the poll spans across a quite limited and definite number of countries such as USA, Germany, Sweden, Russia etc.
Edit: The point is that most countries the IQ average was taken from are civilized and it is highly unlikely that any isolated tribes and rural residents took part in the poll, whatever the country.
@Chestnut_Rice I am afraid I have to disagree. Over the course of time, the problem became really apparent. We may not have the size or mentality of 4chan (and/or its worst boards), but I had countless friends leaving the site driven away by somebody not doing anything against the rules, and yet annoying the balls out of them.
Sometimes, talking it out doesn't help.
This is an option, anyway. That is exactly why it is a browser extension rather than a thing on the site.
@Ipotane Hey, what's up with the highlighted keywords? That looks like those text-popup ads, but we've got none on the site. wat happn
@TokoyamiSenshi To be honest I don't see how the standardized IQ test favors education, when most of the problems are based on logical and creative thinking rather than factual knowledge.
Edit: Even if the IQ test should indeed favor education, I don't see how that has anything to do with the graph. It just supports the thesis that "less education/logic/knowledge == more belief". The study doesn't insult anyone or blame anyone. It doesn't even claim causation. So everyone, take a chill pill.
@Deftones Awwww ♥
Hey guys! I made a little Chrome extension yesterday. It's located at the link. To quote the README:
I made this so that each user has a choice whether he wants to see somebody's posts on the forum. I am against official censorship unless rules are broken, but on an individual's end, everyone has a choice.
If you are being harassed, if somebody makes you visit the site less and have less fun, then use this.
It's a simple, yet mighty tool. It can do the site some harm by disrupting conversations. But: If somebody is worth blending out, then most likely the conversation would not go well either.
There are installation from source instructions, but I also compiled it for you and put it on my Dropbox: Compiled extension
Good lord, no! I was suggesting they believe in God because they are less educated! Isn't that obvious?! @Chestnut_Rice
I don't think this graph insults anyone. First of all, it shows that in countries with lower IQ, there is also a higher popularity of religion. It doesn't say why, and it doesn't claim the IQ to be the reason, though the correlation is there.
But: If the IQ is the result of education, and education is the result of country wealth/good politics, then things come together. It's an expected correlation.
Without research it would have been a hypothesis, not far from believing holy book stories ;D
The graph shows a correlation between the mean IQ of the country, and the percent of population of the country who say that religion is "very important" to them.
The respective data sources are listed on the linked page down at the bottom.