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Temas em Psicologia 2013, 21 2

Autor: Gerhard Meisenberg

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Temas em Psicologia ISSN: 1413-389X comissaoeditorial@sbponline.org.br Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia Brasil Meisenberg, Gerhard A Reply to Duttons (2013) Comment Temas em Psicologia, vol.
21, núm.
2, diciembre, 2013, pp.
529-530 Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia Ribeirão Preto, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=513751532019 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Temas em Psicologia – 2013, Vol.
21, nº 2, 529-530 ISSN 1413-389X DOI: 10.9788-TP2013.2-19 A Reply to Dutton´s (2013) Comment Gerhard Meisenberg1 Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Domínica This brief report is a reply to Dutton, E.
(2013).
A Problematic Proxy? On Meisenberg, Rindermann, Patel and Woodley´s (2012) analysis of the relationship between religiosity and intelligence within countries.
Temas em Psicologia, 21(2), 525-527. The comment by Edward Dutton (2013) raises some interesting questions.
Most of the uncertainty is found at the ends of the developmental spectrum: societies before the advent of modernity, and those that are most advanced. At the lower end, the question is: Is “primitive man” steeped in religious beliefs that are held with great conviction, or is there a primordial state of “primitive agnosticism” in which contradictory opinions about the spirit world, magic, sorcery and afterlife coexist in the same community and even the same person? A certain level of cognitive complexity and intellectual rigor seems to be required for well-formed, internally consistent belief systems. Education is an imperfect measure of acculturation as well as of intelligence.
Therefore I agree that a reason for apparent positive associations between religiosity and education in the least develope...





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