"I've often wondered how Christianists and the Tea Party crowd can cling to beliefs that defy logic and scientific fact. Now, we may have the answer: they're simply stupid. I mean literally dumb from an intelligence perspective. A new study done by researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, finds that those with low intelligence gravitate towards conservatism and are prone to embrace prejudice of things they don't understand or that are different."
I suggest that you entertain yourselves with the above post and the Yahoo article that prompted it, which starts as follows:
"There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy."
While searching around for more about this study, I also found the following gem of information, from Live Science:
"...people who believed bin Laden was already dead before the raid were more likely to believe he is still alive. Using statistical analysis, the researchers determined that the link between the two was explained by a belief that the Obama administration was hiding something..."Believing that Osama bin Laden is still alive is apparently no obstacle to believing that he has been dead for years,"
Well, it explains a lot.