Heard about that scientific study which scientifically shows non-religious kids are scientifically more altruistic than unscientific religious kids? The Guardian summarized it thusly: “Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds: Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’.”His snarky fisking of this piece is fun to read.
Scientifically speaking, this is crap. Here’s why.
Monday, November 09, 2015
Abuse of Statistics
The results of a peer-reviewed study aren't quite up to snuff? Who knew?!