An acquaintance posted this video on Facebook:
I’ll admit, I didn’t review the original research, but the way they reported it was pretty typical of how research is reported for the general public: all sensation, no caveats. It screams “confounding variables” and “bias” to me.
For instance, it makes sense to me that with wealth comes more of a sense of self-sufficiency, so one might turn to God less. Not the other way around.
Also, certain ethnic groups that place a higher value on spirituality/religion also have more of a genetic/cultural tendency to obesity.
That last part about how atheists do charitable work out of “compassion” didn’t even make sense and did not offer a comparison for the motives of believers.
I simply made a comment that it doesn’t seem to make you smart enough to understand the difference between correlation and cause and effect.
What would you say?