His recent work has concentrated on the operation of apprenticeship systems, and the measurement and assessment of skill mismatches in the UK and in the EU. He is currently leading a programme of research analysing skill mismatches. He is currently leading a multinational research team that is producing projections of the future demand for and supply of skills in the European Union and its member states.
The underlying problem extends to negative effects on the individual intelligence of believers, and a related negative effect on educational achievements. Hardly any of the several-hundred Nobel Prize winning scientists have been Christians.
The children of highly religious parents suffer diminished IQ s - averaging 7 to 10 points lower compared to their non-religious counterparts in similar socio-economic groups.
As you would expect from these results, multiple studies have also shown that IQ is opposed to the strength of religious belief. The effect extends beyond individual countries and is visible inter-nationally. Countries with a higher rate of belief in God have lower average intelligence.
All countries with high average intelligence have low national levels of belief in God. It is not just intelligence and education that is inversely correlated with religion - it has also been found that the more you know about religion itself, the less likely you are to be religious Higher rates of criminal activity is associated both with higher levels of religiosity, and with lower levels of intelligence: Intelligence is inversely linked to faith.
Religious parenting causes a reduction in children's average IQs. Evidence for this is that religious types notably Catholics are over-represented amongst prison inmates and other nasty classes of human, such as drug addicts, alcoholics, compulsive gamblers and sex industry workers; not to mention the fact that sectarian religious schools promote the social divisions that hundreds of sociological analyses have proven to destroy community cohesion and increase violence and crime.
If religion makes a person more likely to fall foul of societies' penal codes and moral judgements, and so does lower intelligence, and also religion causes lack of intelligence, then we have a self-perpetuating cycle. Two ways forward are an increase in non-religious education and the reduction of the Denmark globalisation and the welfare state given to religious ideas.
This fact is not the result of the chance failure of a long succession of popes who were hostile to learning and limited in their vision to provide any suitable education, but of the irreconcilable opposition of faith to rational thought. So far no one has provided a counterexample. The most I have ever gotten back was the query, What do you mean by knowledge?
From an epistemological perspective this may be a thorny issue, but I maintain that, if there were a better alternative, someone would have presented it.
Had I presented the same challenge to biologists, or psychologists, or historians, or astronomers, none of them would have been so flummoxed. The Struggles of the Faithful Against Academia, Science and Freethought freethought science There are countless tragedies in history where scientific discoveries have been suppressed, lost, destroyed, burnt and hidden, with scientists murdered, ousted, silenced and tortured.
In nearly all cases, the antagonists have been religious institutions who are offended, scared, or outraged by new discoveries and by challenging ideas.
But their era ended when their last great scientist, Hypatia, was attacked by a mob of Christians and burnt in CE. The center of sciencethe Alexandrian Library, was also burnt and destroyed.
Scientists had to suffer torture, silencing, imprisonment and death at the hands of Christians who didn't agree [ CopernicusKeplerGalileoNewton and Laplace all fought battles against the Church when they published scientific papers challenging religious orthodoxy.
In particular, Anaximander of Miletus "proposed the spontaneous origin of life in mud, the first animals being fish covered with spines. Some descendants of these fishes eventually abandoned the water and moved to dry land, where they evolved into other animals" 51 - all, he said, without any need for god s to step in.
Needless to say, it took science hundreds of years to rediscover the theory of evolution after an age of Christianity wiped it out. Now, much of the Muslim and Arab world is enshrouded in an age of faith so dark that once again, religious police and theocratic regimes enforce forms of religion on the people.
Widespread ignorance exists of science, human rights and comparative religion because it is unlawful to teach anything that contradicts the Qur'an. The Muslim world today is in a dark age, as was Christianity before it. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church stood as the most stable centre of European power and under its dominant influence science and scholarship was all but destroyed, replaced with Church dogma and doctrine, violently enforced Philosophical works were burned and lost, medicine and psychology set back hundreds of years 5459 In some areas of knowledge, over one thousand years of Human development was lost and education became controlled by the clergy and was often limited to them alone 55 The entire Middle Ages was subject to Christian superstitions, torture, violence, the loss of education and knowledge and the denial of basic human freedoms, specifically as a result of Christian doctrine During this time, the Arab world carried the torch of knowledge and surpassed Europe in its understanding of philosophy, mathematics, and the sciences in general 62 Europe slowly emerged from the dark age amidst continued widespread horror at the abuses of the Church, and a gradual trickle of intellectuals and early scientists emerged from the 12th century.
Although they were mostly imprisoned and tortured by Christian institutions, they eventually lit the spark of the Reformation in the 16th century, which broke the power of the Catholic Church after large scale civil wars between competing Christians 6465and allowed the seeds of the 18th century Enlightenment to be sown 58whereupon religious organisations' power was curbed, worldly knowledge was sought and basic Human rights were proclaimed and valued.As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from rutadeltambor.com HOME: Wel come to the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work Website! (CRIMT, from its French equivalent Le Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail).CRIMT is an interdisciplinary and interuniversity research centre which focuses on the theoretical and practical challenges of institutional and organizational renewal in the areas of work and.
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The basic principle of the Danish welfare system, often referred to as the Scandinavian welfare model, is that all citizens have equal rights to social security. Within the Danish welfare system, a number of services are available to citizens, free of charge.
This means that for instance the Danish health and educational systems are free. The Danish welfare model is subsidised by the state. Coping with crisis: labor market, public policies and household economy. A comparative perspective on unequally industrialized regions from the midth century to the interwar period (Mediterranean Europe, Central and Southern America).
Featured below is a list and description of all Danish higher education institutions within the following sectors: Universities, University Colleges and Artistic Higher Education Institutions.