The Daily Populous

Friday November 15th, 2019 evening edition

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New research confirms that there is a negative relationship between religiosity and intelligence.

Zuckerman and his colleagues previously conducted a meta-analysis of 63 studies, which found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity.”

It also found no evidence that the negative relationship between religiosity and intelligence was growing weaker in recent years.

“The evidence that there is a negative relation between intelligence and religiosity is very strong.

The researchers also found evidence that cognitive styles explained some of the relationship between religiosity and intelligence.

In particular, an analytic (as opposed to intuitive) thinking style was related to both increased intelligence and reduced religiosity.

The study, “The Negative Intelligence–Religiosity Relation: New and Confirming Evidence“, was authored by Miron Zuckerman, Chen Li, Shengxin Lin, and Judith A. »

Taylor Swift Accuses Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Blocking Her From Performing Her Old Music

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According to Swift, Borchetta and Braun are forbidding the performance of her pre-Lover material based on the contractual stipulation that she would be technically “re-recording” the music before she is legally allowed to.

“Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this,” she writes, addressing her fans.

Read “Taylor Swift’s Music Ownership Controversy With Scooter Braun: What It Means and Why It Matters. »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook

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The World Mercury Project, which ran the most ads of any single source, is an organization closely aligned with the anti-vaccine group Children's Health Defense.

Both are spearheaded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer turned prolific peddler of dangerous anti-vaccine misinformation.

Anti-vaccine ads also had fewer sponsors—27 unique buyers of 145 anti-vaccine ads compared with 83 unique buyers of 163 pro-vaccine ads. »

'False wall' found in Colorado Springs day care owner's house with 26 kids in basement

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Colorado Springs Police are reporting they were executing a welfare check at a Colorado Springs day care, leading them to the owner's house where they found a "false wall" and 26 children in the basement.

Officers tried to contact the owner at her residence, which is on the same property as the day care facility.

When officers walked down the stairs, they located two adults and 26 kids inside a finished basement, all of who were under the age of three-years-old. »

Jeremy Corbyn attacks 'pricing out' of football fans in Premier League

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But we want 5% of Premier League income to be spent on lower division football, so not Championship, League One and League Two but lower than that: grassroots football.”.

Corbyn pledged to talk to Premier League owners such as Mike Ashley, who he previously described as a “bad boss” who exploited workers by using zero-hours contracts.

“If we go on developing this massive imbalance between the Premier League and the rest of football then that’s not a good look, that’s not a promising future. »