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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I suppose it's too much to ask for a link, as well as the survey's methodology. Also, the idea that this is statistically significant (or telling of anything, really) is pretty weak.
    The GSS has all of their data available on the web. You're free to run the query yourself as a means of verifying my statement. No need to trust anyone's word.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

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    My limited understanding indicates that timing is the main component here - unless mothers have some unconscious control over what sex the child will be?
    No, it means that sperm contain either the X or Y chromosome; female eggs contain only X.

    XX = offspring is female
    XY = offspring is male
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The GSS has all of their data available on the web. You're free to run the query yourself as a means of verifying my statement. No need to trust anyone's word.
    Yeah, I did a search and didn't find anything.

    Even so, I'd be willing to bet dollars to donuts that margin of error alone would account for most of any difference based on party.
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    No, it means that sperm contain either the X or Y chromosome; female eggs contain only X.

    XX = offspring is female
    XY = offspring is male
    Nah, I meant that depending what time the sex too place, among other factors, could affect how the X's and Y's match up. Or perhaps that's one of those urban legend things that I somehow got mixed up with science in my head.
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Even so, I'd be willing to bet dollars to donuts that margin of error alone would account for most of any difference based on party.
    Yeah, I'd bet that you wouldn't be trotting out that explanation for this question:

    Humans evolved from other animals

    57.6% of Democrats agreed.
    41.5% of Republicans agreed.

    You'd accept that flat-out. Right?

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Yeah, I'd bet that you wouldn't be trotting out that explanation for this question:

    Humans evolved from other animals

    57.6% of Democrats agreed.
    41.5% of Republicans agreed.

    You'd accept that flat-out. Right?
    I'd accept that it's accurate within the margin of error, just like the other one. You do know what margin of error is, and how scientific polling works, don't you?

    A 5% difference is not particularly statistically significant. A 16% difference is.

    I don't think it's a crown jewel for either party that the figures in this poll question are that low.
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't think it's a crown jewel for either party that the figures in this poll question are that low.
    Well said.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Well said.
    I've sometimes thought that it would be kinda amusing if god turned out to be an omnipotent and undying genetic scientist or whatever, and humans are a test.
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Not talking repubs alone here.
    Democrats are no better in this regard.
    I wouldn't disagree except - Weiner had to leave Congress, Vitter is still in office..... So repubs are less likely to chase their own out of office. Although yes, Dems will try to a point, but they are more likely to chase them out than repubs

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Yeah, I'd bet that you wouldn't be trotting out that explanation for this question:

    Humans evolved from other animals

    57.6% of Democrats agreed.
    41.5% of Republicans agreed.

    You'd accept that flat-out. Right?
    5.3% could be margin of error. 16.1%? not so much.

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