Is religion a form of darwinism?

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I.e those with lower IQ are more likely to join violent religions and hence more likely to die?

Smarter humans will join more collaborative religions/societies.
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i do acknowledge the fact religions can prosper through violence in essence however they will only prosper through collaboration and not suicide attacks for example.
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Religion is mostly caused by one's upbringing, not by one's IQ, although I wouldn't be surprised if there was a correlation there too. Nonetheless almost all religion isn't violent enough to make much of an impact on a person's life expectancy, so I don't think your hypothesis will hold up in real life.
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i do acknowledge the fact religions can prosper through violence in essence however they will only prosper through collaboration and not suicide attacks for example.
Religions aren't violent. Politics is violent and why violence takes place. Laws, wars and deals that is human interaction.

So I find this thread no doubt from an Atheist to be ridiculous and just wrong.
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Well your OP would suggest that varying levels of IQ contributes Darwinism (which it is), not religion.

It is more fitting to say that certain religions offer a greater survival rate than others, following the claim in the title.
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Religions aren't violent. Politics is violent and why violence takes place. Laws, wars and deals that is human interaction.

So I find this thread no doubt from an Atheist to be ridiculous and just wrong.
lol religion is definitely violent. Some are more violent than others, ahem.
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lol religion is definitely violent. Some are more violent than others, ahem.
In terms of span of existence and numbers of deaths Protestantism is the most violent religion. Islam and Catholic not so much.

I am a Protestant and I admit Protestantism is violent for political and not religious reasons.
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In terms of span of existence and numbers of deaths Protestantism is the most violent religion. Islam and Catholic not so much.

I am a Protestant and I admit Protestantism is violent for political and not religious reasons.
let's stick to religious reasons and darwinism!
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Religion is mostly caused by one's upbringing, not by one's IQ, although I wouldn't be surprised if there was a correlation there too. Nonetheless almost all religion isn't violent enough to make much of an impact on a person's life expectancy, so I don't think your hypothesis will hold up in real life.
i am looking more at new converts rather than people born into something. But i think there would definitely be a correlation between current members of a violent religion and IQ.
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let's stick to religious reasons and darwinism!
There are no religious reasons for violence. They are all political reasons.
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There are no religious reasons for violence. They are all political reasons.
regardless religion can be used for political means and those within that religion are still within the framework of darwinism? Politicians are exploiting those with lower IQ or with an un-rationale mentality.
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regardless religion can be used for political means and those within that religion are still within the framework of darwinism? Politicians are exploiting those with lower IQ or with an un-rationale mentality.
Seriously you think Edward Carson had a low IQ or Charles I? Indeed the French revolution and Russian revolution both secular and done by the people to overthrow the Church, Monarchy and Aristocracy. Do you think those people had low IQ's. Seriously this thread is just insulting to my brain.
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Seriously you think Edward Carson had a low IQ or Charles I? Indeed the French revolution and Russian revolution both secular and done by the people to overthrow the Church, Monarchy and Aristocracy. Do you think those people had low IQ's. Seriously this thread is just insulting to my brain.
You've given a few examples, big whoop. Does not disregard my theory.
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You've given a few examples, big whoop. Does not disregard my theory.
It kind of does.
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It kind of does.
are you getting violent with me?
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I.e those with lower IQ are more likely to join violent religions and hence more likely to die?

Smarter humans will join more collaborative religions/societies.
Religious people ahve more children, 'smart' people as you call them have less children and therefore die out.

Theres a reason why the world is majority religious.
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