In this forum(among non-christian posters), I notice very little diversity and poor independence. If someone posits that mankind came from a banana peel there is very little resistance to the notion. The whole "group think" is obvious and leads to unwise crowds.
The consensus(again remember: consensus has MORE intelligence cumulatively than any one expert) of americans believe in God.
"92 percent of Americans say they believe in God".
I would like to add that if during my 'team-building' courses while attending college, if I would have allowed the 'consensus' to answer all the questions instead of inserting my 'individual intellect', we instead of getting A's would have been more like C's...
[wikipedia] approximately 46% percent of Americans have tried drugs at least once in their life.
Darn. I was almost at a 'consensus'.
The majority of american's are unable to retire:http://reversemortgagedaily.com/2010/12/15/study-reveals-most-americans-unable-to-afford-retirement-until-age-73/
This must mean that the majority of americans are dumb with an important thing like finance...
(from huffington post) The three-yearly OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, which compares the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in 70 countries around the world, ranked the United States 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for science and a below-average 25th for mathematics.
Most americans are dumb with mathematics... mathematics in my opinion is synonymous with logical reasoning. I think you'll find that most people here are fairly logical and are decent regarding math and science skills.. of course, THAT is the CONSENSUS of this particular FORUM COMMUNITY..
(From CNN News) The poll, conducted July 6-9 among a national sample of 1,007 people aged 18 and older, showed 64% of Americans say they drink alcoholic beverages.
Seems the consensus is in america, we like to get drunk... Drinking affects motor skills and decision-making capabilities. Drinking when you are young causes your brain to develop abnormally.. Good thing it's the law to be 21, most male minds are fully matured by then. Female - 26.
Most Americans do not accept the theory of evolution. Instead, 51 percent of Americans say God created humans in their present form, and another three in 10 say that while humans evolved, God guided the process. Just 15 percent say humans evolved, and that God was not involved.
The consensus from americans goes against valid, factual, and PROVEN SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE...
(Washington Post) The increase in climate skepticism is driven largely by a shift within the GOP. Since its peak 3 1/2 years ago, belief that climate change is happening is down sharply among Republicans -- 76 to 54 percent -- and independents -- 86 to 71 percent. It dipped more modestly among Democrats, from 92 to 86 percent. A majority of respondents still support legislation to cap emissions and trade pollution allowances, by 53 to 42 percent.
Seems democrats are more sane than republicans, sorry to say. Also, republicans are more closely tied to religious views instead of facts.. (see just about every dem vs. rep campaign in recent history)
According to one poll, 70 percent of Americans believe Satan is real. Some believe he -- and almost all believers say Satan is a "he" -- is a fallen angel. Others believe Satan is a shapeless, malevolent force; the enemy of God. But there are also many people who believe that Satan is a myth, and a dangerous one, because his name is often invoked to justify unspeakable acts of violence.
You probably think I'm satan for providing my rebuttal, lamo..http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/01/12/poll-finds-43-percent-of-people-believe-god-helps-tebow-win/
I think just by reading this url, you get the idea of how stupid 43% of americans really are. I bet it's according to the coin-toss which team gets god and which gets satan. Then, the men skurry around the field while satan and god duke it out. Of course, they have to do this with every single game ever played, which gets old..http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2010/08/24/dumb-things-americans-believe.html
-Also, only 55 percent correctly linked Darwin's name with the theory. [evolution]
-41 percent believe in ESP, 32 percent in ghosts, and a quarter in astrology. [I am reading your mind. I require a tithe, and human brains to feed my army of zombies. whooeooaoaaa....]
-four in 10 Americans mistakenly believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act creates a panel that makes decisions about end-of-life care.
-41 percent believed Saddam was involved in 9/11—even though President Bush had said otherwise as early as September 2003.
-20 percent of Americans were still sure in 1999 that the sun revolved around the Earth.
-barely half of Americans were correctly able to state that Judaism was older than both Christianity and Islam. Another 41 percent weren't sure; in case you're in that group, here goes: Judaism is the oldest of the Abrahamic faiths, followed by Christianity—which reveres the Jewish prophets (including Moses, above)—and then Islam, which reveres the Jewish prophets and also hails Jesus as a prophet. [needed that whole bit to show you it's wrong to discriminate and hate islam..]
-more than three quarters of Americans could name at least two of the seven dwarfs, while not quite a quarter could name two members of the Supreme Court. [majority of americans don't know who is in the supreme court, even more aren't aware of what they have ruled on or could have ruled on..]
-Sixty-three percent of young Americans can't find Iraq on a map, despite the ongoing U.S involvement there. Nine out of 10 can't find Afghanistan—even if you give them the advantage of a map limited to Asia. And more than a third of Americans of any age can't identify the continent that's home to the Amazon River (above), the world's largest. [*gasp* I had no idea so many people were geographical dummies]
-Only two out of five respondents, however, can correctly identify the executive, legislative, and judicial branches as the three wings of government. [majority of americans can't identify the balance of powers.. which is a major problem. constitution has now become a piece of paper due to your stupidity]
-A Time magazine poll last week found similar results: 24 percent believed he was a Muslim, while only 47 percent correctly identified him as a Christian. [the majority of americans incorrectly identify The President of the United States' religion, simply because he doesn't talk about it. (sic) ]
Looking at all this data, I can safely conclude that your claim that 'the majority can't be wrong' is simply bullshit. Horseshit and nothing further. The majority of Chinese don't have any religion, and I bet they are, in a majority, smarter than you...
 I've shown in another thread that the concept of God and Satan causing people to do things requires extensive and chaotic time-travel, which is a scientific paradox since it would require traveling backwards in time..