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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Indeed, watching the brain's reaction to a single disgusting image was sufficient to guess each subject's political orientation. Montague said in the press release, "I haven't seen such clean predictive results in any other functional imaging experiments in our lab or others." <snip>

    How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs - CBS News


    Perhaps relying on a "study" of 83 people to come to a definitive conclusion that "conservatives focus more on the negative" is why many conservatives, myself included, are very skeptical of junk "science".

    Just from a personal perspective, I don't find any pictures of nature to be "disgusting" - the odder nature is, the more fascinating I find it even if often it scares the hell out of me. The insect in the pic didn't disgust me at all in its depiction - it seems beautiful and fascinating and yet if it was crawling on my face when I woke from sleep I might find it totally disgusting.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Perhaps relying on a "study" of 83 people to come to a definitive conclusion that "conservatives focus more on the negative" is why many conservatives, myself included, are very skeptical of junk "science".

    Just from a personal perspective, I don't find any pictures of nature to be "disgusting" - the odder nature is, the more fascinating I find it even if often it scares the hell out of me. The insect in the pic didn't disgust me at all in its depiction - it seems beautiful and fascinating and yet if it was crawling on my face when I woke from sleep I might find it totally disgusting.
    I hope you understand that your opinion on what is and isn't "junk science" has lost a lot of meaning since you advocated using science to incubate a baby in a dead woman's body. The fact that this study is on a peer reviewed journal at one of the world's most prestigious universities doesn't help your case much either. Anywho, for those interested in this peer reviewed "junk science", here is the Cambridge University link:

    Cambridge Journals Online - Behavioral and Brain Sciences - Abstract - Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology

    In this article, we argue that one organizing element of the many differences between liberals and conservatives is the nature of their physiological and psychological responses to features of the environment that are negative. Compared with liberals, conservatives tend to register greater physiological responses to such stimuli and also to devote more psychological resources to them. Operating from this point of departure, we suggest approaches for refining understanding of the broad relationship between political views and response to the negative. We conclude with a discussion of normative implications, stressing that identifying differences across ideological groups is not tantamount to declaring one ideology superior to another.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Indeed, watching the brain's reaction to a single disgusting image was sufficient to guess each subject's political orientation. Montague said in the press release, "I haven't seen such clean predictive results in any other functional imaging experiments in our lab or others." <snip>

    How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs - CBS News


    The study is interesting, though, the musing in the article on the fact is rather odd and sounds biased. The way to look at it, I should think, would be to think about the evolutionary impact of the behavior modes that probably both have survival value as they are both seemingly found in significant numbers in the population. There have been BTW other studies that I could imagine related to this one, where we find that rather stable proportions of human populations tend to trust people they do not know, while others will distrust them.

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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I hope you understand that your opinion on what is and isn't "junk science" has lost a lot of meaning since you advocated using science to incubate a baby in a dead woman's body. The fact that this study is on a peer reviewed journal at one of the world's most prestigious universities doesn't help your case much either. Anywho, for those interested in this peer reviewed "junk science", here is the Cambridge University link:

    Cambridge Journals Online - Behavioral and Brain Sciences - Abstract - Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology
    Why should you not "incubate" the baby in a brain dead mother's body? Would you prefer letting it die? I mean, the mother's body is not dead and you would probably accept her heart.

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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    I can't see any photo. What's up?

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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Indeed, watching the brain's reaction to a single disgusting image was sufficient to guess each subject's political orientation. Montague said in the press release, "I haven't seen such clean predictive results in any other functional imaging experiments in our lab or others." <snip>

    How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs - CBS News


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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Why should you not "incubate" the baby in a brain dead mother's body? Would you prefer letting it die? I mean, the mother's body is not dead and you would probably accept her heart.
    There are two things wrong with the post above. One, you have no idea idea what medically dead means and two, you don't have a clue what the case entailed. This wasn't a person on week 28 or 29 being kept "alive" until the fetus was viable. This was a case of keeping a medically dead person from decomposing for 10+ weeks and hoping whatever came out of her wasn't completely deformed or stillborn. That was a science experiment being performed for the sake of a flawed and ridiculous sense dignity and hoping that if given a chance, things wouldn't turn out completely wrong. Thats junk science. Without precedent, without concern with the ethical ramifications of the experiment, without scientific literature to even support a theory, supposed disbelievers of junk science argued that this woman's corpse should be kept moving for what basically amounted to a what if scientific scenario. That's junk science.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    What exactly is disgusting about an insect photographed in a completely unnatural setting? Asks the dragonfly.

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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There are two things wrong with the post above. One, you have no idea idea what medically dead means .....
    "Medically dead"? You probably mean "clinically dead". When you have looked it up, you will see why I used the term "brain dead".

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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What exactly is disgusting about an insect photographed in a completely unnatural setting? Asks the dragonfly.
    I thought of you and how the remark was somewhat racist. It just isn't nice.

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