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Some new research: 10/30/2017 16:43:28

(((Tabby Juggernaut)))
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/religious-people-beliefs-cling-contradict-evidence-facts-moral-compass-research-athiests-analytical-a7863446.html

Yeah any statement that feels good is factually accurate, Abrahamic believers...

Oh wait! Reality is reality is reality! Meowwwwww!

Edited 10/30/2017 16:46:40
Some new research: 10/30/2017 17:07:03


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Researchers suggested their findings were also broadly applicable to other areas of strongly opinionated debate, such as politics, vegetarianism and climate change.
What is so debatable about climate change? It is happening and we caused it, period.
Some new research: 10/30/2017 17:16:12

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Humanity has no need for overempathetic people who basically believe in the moralistic fallacy. Being appealing is orthogonal to being factually accurate.

Edited 10/30/2017 17:16:45
Some new research: 10/30/2017 18:15:16

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What is so debatable about climate change? It is happening and we caused it, period.

Humans didn't cause climate change. Climate change started naturally. Humans are speeding it up at an unnaturally fast rate.
Some new research: 10/30/2017 19:17:03


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The bait looks yummy.

Ok, what is the moralistic fallacy?
Some new research: 10/30/2017 19:25:56

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^What is moral is factually accurate.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moralistic_fallacy

Edited 10/30/2017 19:26:20
Some new research: 10/30/2017 20:42:42


Wulfhere
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morality has no factual implications; however, in structuring society morality must be considered.
Some new research: 10/30/2017 23:37:14


Padraig
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OK. Your critical reading skills need a buff.

The article you point towards has as its subject personality characteristics that drive dogmatism. Two groups are described, the religious and the atheists.

The various assertions made can be summarized:

1. The religious think emphatically. Empathy as such is not bad. The religious man when he is dogmatic thinks in a manner which is overwhelmingly empathetic.

2. The atheist thinks analytically. Analytic thought as such is not bad. The atheist when he is dogmatic lacks insight, and can only see those things which contradict his preferred mode analytical thought.

A key assertion in the article:
In both groups, they found people with higher critical reasoning skills were less staunch in their beliefs. But they differed in how moral concerns influence their thinking.

Now if we give credence to what we are told we can conclude a number of things. First there are people with higher critical reasoning skills amongst the religious and the atheists. A corollary of this is that there are people without these skills in both groups. The characteristic which is common to dogmatism is a failure to note evidence that challenges. Put another way, those who are dogmatic think in a fixed and oversimplified manner. Their thinking is literally stereotypical.

Importantly the article notes that atheists at their worst fail to think critically despite espousing that very skill. They are hypocrites.

Edited 10/30/2017 23:42:58
Some new research: 10/31/2017 18:32:48


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Staunchly religious people's minds are dominated by emotion over analytic thinking, a study has suggested
top 24 things that never needed to be studied
Some new research: 10/31/2017 19:15:21


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OxTheNT does not value knowledge in itself. TOPMEW.
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