Well, there has certainly been a lot of controversy over an undergraduate psychology assignment given at The Ohio State University. A student anonymously submitted the following question to the people at Campus Reform which was actually on his homework assignment.
Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125. Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?
a) Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian
b) Aine earns less money than Theo
c) Theo is more liberal than Aine
d) Theo is an atheist, while Aine is a Christian
The correct answer was A, and it certainly has many Christians calling foul. This stereotype is pervasive in our society, so while I am not terribly surprised to find a question like this in academia, I think that it deserves a little bit deeper consideration. [Read more...]