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Old 09-11-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Post Democrat Or Republician - Depends On Your Brain!

The study, conducted at New York University, suggested that while conservatives are known to be more structured and persistent when making decisions, liberals are more open to new experiences. Researchers have traced these stereotypes to differences in brain activity.

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:16 AM   #2
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Basically the same conclusions drawn by John Dean in his Conservatives Without Conscious only more scientific than sociological. There are no absolutes. Only points of view. One can draw conclusions but when one climbs atop a soapbox to expound them one will quite often end up covered in tomato paste. My dear conservative friends here and I discussing political science would be like two yaks butting heads. At the end of the discourse there would be no resolution. only a gnawin' in the gut and a poundin' in the head. At the very heart of this, on it's most simplistic level it is that some see only black and white and others see only shades of gray. That, to me anyway, is what makes humanity so compelling and interesting. There have been numerous examples of societies goosestepping down grand avenues, expounding the virtues of "the great leader". Give me borderline anarchy anytime.
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The study, conducted at New York University, suggested that while conservatives are known to be more structured and persistent when making decisions, liberals are more open to new experiences. Researchers have traced these stereotypes to differences in brain activity.
This was an awfully simplistic study.
The author of the article stated that "liberal are more open to new experiences." Here is something to think about: If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for something. I'll take "structured and persistent when making decisions" any day.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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Like a old hunting dog. Liberals are anybodies dog to hunt with that wants to hunt. Yes they are open for anything and everything. Socialism, communism and government hand outs along with abortion and tax productive people and give it to the dead beats. Odd how other countries want democRATS in office
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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Consider the study outside of the political mind set. The broader perspective and why two similar persons can draw completely different and conflicting conclusions from the same example. I have thought for sometime that there must be more than mere social conditioning that dictates thought processes. It is an amazing field of research.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:03 PM   #6
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Consider the study outside of the political mind set. The broader perspective and why two similar persons can draw completely different and conflicting conclusions from the same example. I have thought for sometime that there must be more than mere social conditioning that dictates thought processes. It is an amazing field of research.
It's for this very reason, I let the wife pick out the colors and the furniture etc etc.. cause we'd never come to an agreement on anything.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:21 PM   #7
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heck yeah. I don't even pick out my own clothes. I am occasionally asked for my worthless, insignificant and utterly inconsequential, opinion from time to time but experience has conditioned me to understand that it is only cliche' and the last thing she wants is actual input from me.
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