Connected views

It seems that some who do not believe in evolution do not know if the world is flat or not: Co-host of The View doesn’t know if Earth is round or flat (video) – Boing Boing.

I suspect a connection or rather a correlation between these views. I wondered about other possible correlations. Do you think the following might be correct? Starting with the above example

  • Those who do not believe in evolution are more likely to not know if the world is flat.

and then some more

  • Those who do not believe in evolution are more likely to think Rome is the capital of France
  • Those who do not believe in climate change are more likely to think that Greenland is green (well on the other hand they may soon be right)
  • Those who do not believe in evolution are more likely to think that more guns means less gun crime.
  • Those who do not believe in climate change are more likely to think Iraq is now a stable democratic country whose citizens are grateful to the USA (but they probably don’t know where Iraq is).
  • Those who do not believe in evolution are more likely to think that Muslim is another word for Terrorist (but they also will not have met any Muslims).
  • Those who do not believe in climate change are more likely believe that America has high standards for car emissions.
  • Those who do not believe in climate change are more likely believe that fuel prices in America are high.

In other words a complete lack of understanding of what science is is related to basic ignorance in other areas.

Oh and I also connect the "complete lack of understanding of science" to beliefs in male headship/male authority seems there is a huge correlation there too.

That should stir some people up!

BTW to admit my own ignorance. I have never heard of "The View"

PS Yes I made up all the correlations, no evidence but personal prejudice.

3 thoughts on “Connected views

  1. Peter Kirk

    The problem with correlations like this is that they prove nothing, except that each of the factors you note above correlates strongly with a certain nationality. I nearly said with a certain type of passport, but in fact the correlations are probably even stronger with those who don’t hold a passport at all because they have never left their own country.

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  2. Dave Warnock

    Peter,
    Of course it proves nothing except that I felt like causing a bit of trouble.
    Oh and I have trouble with people shouting scientific nonsense as if the louder they say 1+1 = 3 the truer it is.
    Yes I am prejudiced against those who deny justice and peace to others.

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