My Two Cents (03/20)
- The Great Global Warming Swindle: The Brussels journal examines global warming politics and hype in the EU.
- Religion v. IQ: Secularists love to show the correlation between a strong commitment to religion and a lesser IQ. But no matter how much they congratulate themselves on being smarter than others (and more humble, no doubt), what they miss is that (a) lower IQ also correlates with lower income – so maybe poor people are stupid? Or maybe poor people aren’t so self-sufficient and rely on faith more? I also question their methods for measuring intelligence – they may be just measuring education. A more impressive correlation is between people of faith and generosity – as Who Really Cares shows, people of faith have more character. It reminds me of the adage, "When I was young, I valued intelligence. When I was old, I valued compassion." I’d say that people of faith have chosen the better part, while the self-congratulating secularists are poorly measuring intelligence in order to pillory religion, missing the forest for the trees, in terms of what is good and important.