Essay: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who are the most objective wiki contributors of all?
The abstract for the journal article At Least Bias Is Bipartisan: A Meta-Analytic Comparison of Partisan Bias in Liberals and Conservatives which was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science states:
- "Both liberals and conservatives accuse their political opponents of partisan bias, but is there empirical evidence that one side of the political aisle is indeed more biased than the other? To address this question, we meta-analyzed the results of 51 experimental studies, involving over 18,000 participants, that examined one form of partisan bias—the tendency to evaluate otherwise identical information more favorably when it supports one’s political beliefs or allegiances than when it challenges those beliefs or allegiances. Two hypotheses based on previous literature were tested: an asymmetry hypothesis (predicting greater partisan bias in conservatives than in liberals) and a symmetry hypothesis (predicting equal levels of partisan bias in liberals and conservatives). Mean overall partisan bias was robust (r = .245), and there was strong support for the symmetry hypothesis: Liberals (r = .235) and conservatives (r = .255) showed no difference in mean levels of bias across studies. Moderator analyses reveal this pattern to be consistent across a number of different methodological variations and political topics. Implications of the current findings for the ongoing ideological symmetry debate and the role of partisan bias in scientific discourse and political conflict are discussed."
Arthur C. Brooks wrote in his article Reading Too Much Political News Is Bad for Your Well-Being: "A 2012 survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University asked a sample of Americans about their news-consumption habits, and quizzed them about U.S. and international political and economic events. They found that those watching the most partisan television news sources—on both the left and the right—were often less knowledgeable about world events than those who consumed no news at all."
According to well-known political compass test, roughly, on the right-wing vs. leftist scale, if O were a total leftist/communist and 20 were total far-right individual, I would be about a 12. So what does that imply? First, of all, it goes without saying that politically right-leaning people are very often more right/correct. Am I not right? Also, consider this: In Jesus' parable The Sheep and the Goats, the sheep and goats are separated with the sheep on the right hand of God and the goats on the left hand. Once again secular leftists, right is better! Deny that Jesus was the most influential figure in all history and that the Bible is the most published book in all world history and lose all credibility! And the designers of school desks often instinctively know that righties are better. On the other hand, being very close to the political center, if I am careful, I can objectively look at the facts and situations with near 100% objectivity. And always remember, politically right-leaning governments are less likely to go broke due to government largesse to underdeserving recipients (See also: Mr. Leftist, the rich aren't going to bail you out. Get off your butt! And marry before you have sex! Godspeed.).
I feel so sorry for the contributors to a politically left leaning website that skews towards atheism/agnosticism in terms of its worldview. Its often irrational editors are so entrenched in leftist/woke politics that they often lose touch with reality. One of the most common logical fallacies committed at that wiki is the fallacy of exclusion. The website's bubble boy/girl editors are often upset when outsiders visit their wiki and pop their secular leftist bubble with facts they would rather ignore. But ignorance is not bliss. It can be dangerous. It often blindsides people.
On behalf of all somewhat politically right-leaning wiki editors, I declare victory!
- 1 Left-handed, leftist, atheist mutants are as ugly as sin
- 2 A reminder to objectively look at the world around you
- 3 The man who will not be president of the United States in 2025
- 4 The woman who will not be president of the United States in 2025
- 5 The actual president of the United States in practice when it comes to domestic politics
- 6 The next president of the United States
- 7 User: Conservative's essays
- 8 Notes
Left-handed, leftist, atheist mutants are as ugly as sin
See also: Atheists and genetic mutations
Most atheists lean to the left politically (see: Atheism and politics).
|“|| Left-handedness is a good marker of a high mutational load. They found higher levels of left-handedness in atheists than in followers of most major religions.
Explaining the behavior behind these results, Dutton says: “Religiousness makes you more pro-social, and you become more religious when you're stressed. Religious people would have been sexually selected for because their pro-social, moral, unstressed nature would be attractive.”...
Since the industrial revolution, the hold of natural selection on humanity has weakened. “We developed better and better medical care, easier access to healthy food and better living conditions. Child mortality collapsed down to a tiny level and more and more people with more and more mutant genes have survived into adulthood and had children,” Dutton says.
Atheists and physical attractiveness
See also: Atheists and physical attractiveness
The English anthropologist Edward Dutton indicates that using right-wing politics as a proxy for religiosity, there is evidence that atheists are less attractive and he pointed out that right-wing politicians are more likely to have symmetrical faces according to a study.
The American contrarian blog Half Sigma declared about atheism and social outcasts:
|“|| ...atheists are most likely to live alone.
This is not surprising. Atheists are less desirable...partners. I observed this once when I was living in Washington, DC, and I wandered by an atheist convention happening on the mall. The atheist were predominately male, and significantly uglier than average.
Jay Fink writes:
If you are attractive and have a good social life you will generally not be interested in out of the mainstream groups or ideas. Why buck the status quo when it's working in your interests?
In the Western World, atheists have lower marriage rates (see: Atheism and marriage). In addition, compared to deeply religious cultures where an extended family and a sense of community often exists, secular countries are often lonelier societies (See: Atheism and loneliness).
The Audacious Epigone blog, which specializes in collecting data relative to stereotypes, writes about atheists having an above average propensity to live in single person households: "The low rates of multiple person households is part of the explanation, but the high number of lone wolves among their ranks illustrates their social marginality in another way relative to the cognitive endowments they enjoy. This does little to dispel stereotype I hold of atheists as cynical, single white guys who live in apartments downtown, work at used record stores, love George Carlin, and watch Adult Swim.""
For more information, please see: Religious Philippines winning streak in the major international beauty pageants
A reminder to objectively look at the world around you
Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the leading proponents of atheism of the 20th Century.
Yet Jean-Paul Sartre made this candid confession:
|“||As for me, I don’t see myself as so much dust that has appeared in the world but as a being that was expected, prefigured, called forth. In short, as a being that could, it seems, come only from a creator; and this idea of a creating hand that created me refers me back to God. Naturally this is not a clear, exact idea that I set in motion every time I think of myself. It contradicts many of my other ideas; but it is there, floating vaguely. And when I think of myself I often think rather in this way, for wont of being able to think otherwise.||”|
The man who will not be president of the United States in 2025
The woman who will not be president of the United States in 2025
The actual president of the United States in practice when it comes to domestic politics
The next president of the United States
User: Conservative's essays
- Comparison of Partisan Bias in Liberals and Conservatives by Peter H. Ditto, Brittany S. Liu, Cory J. Clark, Sean P. Wojcik, Eric E. Chen, Rebecca H. Grady, Jared B. Celniker, and Joanne F. Zinger, Perspectives on Psychological Science, May 31, 2018
- Reading Too Much Political News Is Bad for Your Well-Being by Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 2020
- RELIGIOUS PEOPLE LIVE HEALTHIER, LONGER LIVES—WHILE ATHEISTS COLLECT MUTANT GENES, Newsweek, 2017
- Poisoning of a movement by PZ Myers
- Defending Atheist Mutational Load Theory — Part 2 by Scott A. McGreal MSc., Psychology Today, June 22, 2018
- Atheism is lonely religion
- Religious denominations ranked by making most of what is given
- Children see the world as designed
- Is Christianity Alone Fully True and is Jesus Christ Really the Only Way To God? -- Part 4