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Results of a study of 600 children conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EHT) have shown that religion has an effect on sporting ability, with Muslim girls the least skilled.

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Results of a study of 600 children conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EHT) have shown that religion has an effect on sporting ability, with Muslim girls the least skilled.

Read the full article: Religion influences sporting ability: study

I hardly think it is "religion" as opposed to culture which influences this. Assuming that skill comes with practice and practice involves girls doing "non-feminine" (not culturally allowed) things, this would be the explanation... there are other cultures (or cultures-inside-cultures) in which such things are probably evident as well, owing nothing specifically to religion itself.

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Re: Religion influences sporting ability: study

Confusing association (correlation) with causation: one of the top 20 logical fallacies.
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Re: Religion influences sporting ability: study

Ok so I believe in the Bible, is that the reason why I am so flexible?
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Ok so I believe in the Bible, is that the reason why I am so flexible?
No, flexibility comes from your socioeconomic status. It is your cooking ability that is derived from your belief in the Bible.

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No, flexibility comes from your socioeconomic status. It is your cooking ability that is derived from your belief in the Bible.

Stay tuned for the report about those studies, courtesy of The Local.
I know I was just kidding around.

Yeah would love to see more of these mindless studies. To err is erm a result of bad sampled data.
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Old 30.11.2011, 19:17
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Re: Religion influences sporting ability: study

Religion certainly influences my sporting ability. After doing 50 push-ups for penance at the Einsiedeln church, the priests were impressed but my muscles were very sore.
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Old 30.11.2011, 19:55
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Re: Religion influences sporting ability: study

I had to run away fast from some Christian fundamentalists in the U.S. once.

So religion has improved my sporting ability.
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I hardly ever groan, but seriously! Come on! Who is reporting on this stuff!?
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Old 30.11.2011, 21:25
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I hardly ever groan, but seriously! Come on! Who is reporting on this stuff!?
Highly trained staff, of course. Probably educated at the "EHT" (sic)...
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Re: Religion influences sporting ability: study

Ok. I'll elaborate... I believe in the Old Testament.
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Confusing association (correlation) with causation: one of the top 20 logical fallacies.
Nah, it is even simpler: Bad thread title.
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