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Atheism and the theory of multiple intelligences

Atheists are often accused of lacking moral intelligence and social intelligence. The atheist PZ Myers declared, "...I don’t object to bestiality in a very limited set of specific conditions..."[1][2] See: Atheism and bestiality

Howard Gardner at Harvard University has identified various distinct intelligences: interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual–spatial, verbal–linguistic, logical–mathematical, musical–rhythmic, bodily–kinesthetic, and naturalistic.[3] Gardner later suggested that moral intelligence may merit being included in his multiple intelligence model.[4]

In addition, later still, Gardner indicated that existential intelligence exists.[5] See: Theory of multiple intelligences

According to Thoughtco.com:

Existential intelligence involves an individual's ability to use collective values and intuition to understand others and the world around them. People who excel in this intelligence typically are able to see the big picture. Philosophers, theologians and life coaches are among those that Gardner sees as having high existential intelligence.[6]

The majority of philosophers of religion, or those who have extensively studied the issue of the existence of God, are theists (72 percent).[7]

Below are some resources related to how the atheist community performs using some of Garner's theory of multiple intelligences:

1. Atheism and moral intelligence

2. Atheism and social/interpersonal intelligence

3. Atheism and emotional/intrapersonal intelligence

4. Atheism and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence

5. Atheism and musical–rhythmic intelligence and artistic intelligence

6. Atheism and science and Atheism and naturalistic intelligence

7. Atheist community and verbal–linguistic intelligence

Atheism and emotional intelligence

See also: Atheism and emotional problems

Emotional intelligence "refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions."[8]

The five components of emotional intelligence are: self-Awareness, self-Regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

Atheists have a higher rate of having various emotional problems (see: Atheism and emotional problems).

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