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Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:22 am
by aZerogodist
Something that came up in conversation, so putting it under Scepticism.
In Cork the topic that 'Athesit's can't dance came up', none of us could. One idea was that we were too self-conscious.
So can you dance? could there be something in this or is it just that most people can't dance.

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:49 pm
by DaithiDublin
I think you could have qualified the options a bit more. Everyone can jiggle around a bit...

I'm an atheist and I can't dance well
I'm an atheist and I can dance well

I'm in the first category, but that doesn't stop me having a go!

Apparently G. B. Shaw first said this, but I remember it from some long forgotten 80's film
(and don't be calling me a poxy moron for that! :lol: )
George Bernard Shaw wrote:Dancing is the vertical expression of horizontal desire, legalised by music.
If the religiots are winning in the breeding game, then us atheists better get dancing!

Godless Salsa Sundays, anyone?

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:08 pm
by aiseiri47
Well, I absolutely love to dance and I know I'm good at it, too ;)

If there is *anything* to this at all (excuse the following stereotyping!) it's probably because atheists are more likely to be smart, bookish types; and smart, bookish types are more likely to insecure in social situations that involve dancing. While dancing an activity engaged in by all cultures and classes, I think in it's most raw form, it's an escape for the middle and lower class masses and always has been. So has religion been.

So perhaps there's a slight sociological connection, but I don't think it's a good idea to generalise. After all, while atheism can often be a by-product of dispassionate logic, it can also be a companion of hedonism (or vice-versa) which can certainly involve some dancing :mrgreen:

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:58 pm
by aZerogodist
I know this is not scieniific, as you would have to take into account, that in general, most people probably can't dance, so I would think this has been disproven if 1/3 can dance. If it was close to zero, then maybe there would be something in this hypothesis.

This post is really is just for fun.

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:53 pm
by paolovf
If the beat is right I just can't help myself! :D

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:29 pm
by exannie
I suck at dancing but so does my religious father! :lol:

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:49 pm
by Bik
If this Motown classic doesn't get your feet moving then I'm afraid you're already dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ioa_7axug

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:23 pm
by Feardorcha
Dancing, surely, is part of our species' method of sexual selection.
So how good you are at it depends on what you have in your genes.

Re: Atheists Can't Dance ???? Poll

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:31 am
by Tulip1
I think I am a great dancer. Others think different.