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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  06:37:46  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Conservatives and Liberals have different brains?

As kids, liberals had developed close relationships with peers and were rated by their teachers as self-reliant, energetic, impulsive, and resilient. People who were conservative at age 23 had been described by their teachers as easily victimized, easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid, inhibited, and vulnerable at age 3. The reason for the difference, the Blocks hypothesized, was that insecure kids most needed the reassurance of tradition and authority, and they found it in conservative politics.

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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  07:03:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Gorgo

Conservatives and Liberals have different brains?

As kids, liberals had developed close relationships with peers and were rated by their teachers as self-reliant, energetic, impulsive, and resilient. People who were conservative at age 23 had been described by their teachers as easily victimized, easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid, inhibited, and vulnerable at age 3. The reason for the difference, the Blocks hypothesized, was that insecure kids most needed the reassurance of tradition and authority, and they found it in conservative politics.



This study begs the question: What changes in the brain when someone changes their political philosophy?


I think it was Churchill who said: In youth if you are not liberal you have no heart; as one gets older, if you are not a conservative you have no brain. Or something to that effect. Meaning that he reconized people changes their views.



What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  08:05:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The study does not state what relationship the conservatives have with the Illuminati lizard people. Do they have lizard brains?

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Kil
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  08:40:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, isn't it obvious? Liberals are left-headed and conservatives are right-headed, at least in their thinking.

Also, conservatives are wrong headed, which brings up the question of where their original heads went?

Libertarians suffer for both headedness, which causes them and us great confusion. You never know whether you are talking to the dickhead or the freethinker, for example. On the surface, they both look the same.

It seems that the Neo-Cons and those in the Religious Right have opted for no headedness. The lights are on but no one is at home… Don't let them fool you. They may have faces with mouths that move but every idea they express is of so little substance that it's a wonder they can talk at all. One has to consider the possibility that they are being remotely controlled by some mysterious agent of evil entent.

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Why not question something for a change?

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filthy
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  11:29:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Well, isn't it obvious? Liberals are left-headed and conservatives are right-headed, at least in their thinking.

Also, conservatives are wrong headed, which brings up the question of where their original heads went?

Libertarians suffer for both headedness, which causes them and us great confusion. You never know whether you are talking to the dickhead or the freethinker, for example. On the surface, they both look the same.

It seems that the Neo-Cons and those in the Religious Right have opted for no headedness. The lights are on but no one is at home… Don't let them fool you. They may have faces with mouths that move but every idea they express is of so little substance that it's a wonder they can talk at all. One has to consider the possibility that they are being remotely controlled by some mysterious agent of evil entent.

Verlch, where are you when we need you?

One notes, that the devoutly fundmantalist Christians & Muslims are invaribly conservative. It lends support to the theory that they are not necessarly-stupid-but-it-helps, but merely incapable of orginal thought much beyond what to have for supper and who to attack and/or defame next. Indeed, they can't even figure out how to keep their perversions out of the news.

If there is "some mysterious agent of evil intent" controlling these intellectual fuckoffs, it is at least as bone-head clumsy and incompentent as they. Let's hunt it down and force it to watch 1,000 re-runs of Beverly Hillbillies, then kill & eat it....




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Mycroft
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  13:39:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Mycroft a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, this is an important study. Also, judging by the tone of this thread, an important first step in developing a test to determine who should be sent to the re-education camps.

Or maybe it would be better to just exterminate all those wrong-thinking people?
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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  13:41:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Or maybe it would be better to just exterminate all those wrong-thinking people?


See, the brains are different, so education won't work, therefore.....

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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  18:02:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Mycroft

Wow, this is an important study. Also, judging by the tone of this thread, an important first step in developing a test to determine who should be sent to the re-education camps.

Or maybe it would be better to just exterminate all those wrong-thinking people?


This thinking is the camels nose which will find its way under the tent.

These types of studies are not preformed and disseminated in a vacuum.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  18:03:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote

These types of studies are not preformed and disseminated in a vacuum.


Yes, it is best that Republican's brains are studied in a vacuum.

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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  18:10:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is a 2003 correlation of various studies.

Why is it suddenly getting play 4 years later? Ohh, must be a presidential election in which Hillary is going to win.

By the way, national elections are more predetermined than the NFL.



What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  18:15:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Gorgo


These types of studies are not preformed and disseminated in a vacuum.


Yes, it is best that Republican's brains are studied in a vacuum.



This I can not understand from you. I perceive you as bright (not that I agree with everything you post). This is an ad hom attack on a large percentage of the population.


And no, I have never registered or identified myself as Republican.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  18:31:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Please guys, I'm joking. I really don't think that conservatives or liberals have brains at all.

While it is too early to draw any conclusions at all from this kind of study, it is interesting to speculate on why such things as changes in the brain might happen and how conversions would cause changes.

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Kil
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Posted - 09/12/2007 :  18:37:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jerome:
This is an ad hom attack on a large percentage of the population.

That large percentage of the population has turned the word “liberal” into and ad hominem attack.

I wouldn't get my knickers into a bunch over some light-hearted comments. Hell, we're a bunch of pikers compared to them where it comes to inventing ad hom's to throw around.

Remember “He's a card carrying member of the ACLU” ?

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Why not question something for a change?

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