GP: Those who give higher profundity ratings to the bullshit are less analytic, less intelligent, higher in religious belief, and higher in what's called ontological confusion.
-Gord Pennycook, a PhD candidate in psychology at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Read the full source here: [vox.com]
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Can't help but recall the scientist's assessment from "Mars Attacks"
"Extremely advanced technologically which suggests that they are peaceful."
Now we know there are a whole slew of people that think the MSM is telling the truth. They aren't less intelligent, or higher in (traditional) religious belief. I'm gonna call it on this one. Until they get conservatives back in the humanities colleges we should expect to see more of this.
That's not a terribly productive reply Bay0wulf. I do think there are people with higher levels of gullibility, and people with inherently higher levels of skepticism. I don't think this is a groundbreaking theory, there's an age old adage that goes something like "a sucker is born every minute."
I'm pretty sure that things that survived the ages as parables do so because they're truisms. So it sounds to me like the future doctor stumbled across age old wisdom and is perhaps exploring it, but he's not exactly trailblazing here in my uneducated opinion.
A PhD “candidate” in “psychology” ...
Writes about the intellect level and thought processes of other people.
A “candidate” means he isn’t there yet ...
“Psychology” ... the study of the psyche ... I’ve never heard of a more useless “degree” and the people in the field are themselves pretty useless unless you’re actively looking to become “programmed” to some blithering idiot’s thought process ... (talk about Bullshit)
I’m impressed ... can’t you tell?