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

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    This study has been done many, many times over.

    Disgust Sensitivity, Political Conservatism, and Voting - 2012
    A Bad Taste in the Mouth Gustatory Disgust Influences Moral Judgment - 2011
    Disgust: A predictor of social conservatism - 2011
    Disgust Sensitivity and the Neurophysiology of Left-Right Political Orientations - 2011
    Conservatives are more easily disgusted than liberals - 2009
    The Ick Factor: Physiological Sensitivity to Disgust as a Predictor of Political Attitudes - 2008

    One of those linked to above sampled 31,000 people and still found a positive correlation between how easily a person feels disgust and political conservatism.

    Honestly, it makes all the sense in the world too.
    Stop it. People hate it when their junk science crusades are interrupted with facts and evidence.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Are you kiding? The first 11 words in my post were, and I quote "I don't have an issue with the study or the results".

    So why exactly did you feel it nessisary to act as if I disputed the report?
    Because liberals are disgusted by your agreement.

    I have to say, it is funny to see people who are invariably disgusted by others people's politics cheering that a study shows they aren't disgusted by mutilated corpses.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    They should do this study on the "disgust" reaction using photos of an AR-15, a Christian praying, a heterosexual couple holding hands or a newborn baby that didn't get aborted and watch the disgust part of the brain light up for liberals. Liberals are just repelled and disgusted by different things than conservatives.
    A newborn baby gives me an erection, I wouldn't feel disgusted at all.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    My guess is that the reason conservatives react more intensely to 'disgusting' images is because they are in denial and/or more fearful of their biological, animalistic, and mortal state because it means facing the fact that humans are mortal and not quite as special as they like to imagine. Religion is the traditional escape from such fear and revulsion. This fear is why conservatives also tend to be repulsed or scared of seeing nudity, sex, basic bodily functions, "wild" behavior and diversity of appearance in other people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just get a kick out of all these studies that try to prove some physiological difference between liberals and conservatives. It's kind of silly but at some level it's also disturbing. I mean if you're searching for a "scientific" difference then what do you do when you find it?
    There may be a cure for conservatism and we can create a better world without a bunch of scared idiots panicking with every consideration of a change.

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    How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    My guess is that the reason conservatives react more intensely to 'disgusting' images is because they are in denial and/or more fearful of their biological, animalistic, and mortal state because it means facing the fact that humans are mortal and not quite as special as they like to imagine. Religion is the traditional escape from such fear and revulsion. This fear is why conservatives also tend to be repulsed or scared of seeing nudity, sex, basic bodily functions, "wild" behavior and diversity of appearance in other people.
    A central conservative truth is that man's biological impulses must be severely restrained. A counter-culturalist holds man's base instincts with certain levels of reverence for the hopeless idea that the good life and society should be constructed on animalistic principles.

    What man needs is control, law and order. Man doesn't need degenerative fantasies.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    A central conservative truth is that man's biological impulses must be severely restrained. A counter-culturalist holds man's base instincts with certain levels of reverence for the hopeless idea that the good life and society should be constructed on animalistic principles.

    What man needs is control, law and order. Man doesn't need degenerative fantasies.
    The position is not that the good life and society should be constructed on animalistic principles, rather the observation is that repressing basic instincts leads to problems, while finding harmless ways to deal with those instincts is more effective. A good example is the idea of using flush toilets rather than forcing people to sneak out into the woods and hide the fact that they need to defecate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well, now we're getting somewhere. Even if your statement is deeply flawed. For one, small sample sizes are used everyday in every scientific field. Hell, the testing of vaccines is done on small sample sizes first and so is Phase II. Does that make vaccine research junk science? According to you, yes. Hell, according to you, it's junk science from the beginning because small samples of people are used. Better stop getting vaccinated people!

    Let's look at another field though shall we? What about research that goes into animal populations? Well, if you're studying cows and sheep, you're fine. If you're studying pandas, tigers, and some bears there really isn't a large to go around and yet we know the gestation periods of each one, how they breed and even behavior. According to you though, it's all junk science because the sample size isn't large enough for your liking.

    What about geology? Well, if your claim that small sample sizes made studies junk science, then we'd be pretty screwed for studies on the moon. Yet, we know more about the moon than we know about what's in the ocean because of the small samples brought back 40 years ago. However, according to you it's all junk science because the samples weren't large enough for your subjective standard of what is and isn't junk science.

    What about QA? Is research into that junk science? Well according to you it is. Do you realize that you use a myriad of appliances where out of hundreds of thousands which may be sold, only 1 or 2 are tested per 10 thousand? Do you distrust the sticker which says your microwave is safe? Because it's more than likely that only a 100 out of 100,000 were tested for any significant amount of time before the product hit the market. Again, small sample size which determines the overwhelming majority of the products to be safe and you have no problem trusting it. Kind of strange, no?

    As for the second part of your statement. The part about this being "definitive". Did you actually read the results? Did you read the news article? Because neither states that the study is "definitive of anything". The researchers made an effort to avoid the word definitive. However, it did state that their results could be replicated time and time again. Now here are their assertions for what the results do suggest:



    In other words, the study suggest that how your brain reacts to the world is related to your political beliefs. No kidding. This literally is no different than saying that life experiences affect whether a person becomes liberal or conservative. What? Did you think that was just an axiom related to the physical world and unrelated to how your brain works? Well... apparently... not because other researchers have been piecing the puzzle to this for... well decades:

    Study Predicts Political Beliefs With 83 Percent Accuracy | Science | Smithsonian



    Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives - Scientific American



    Biology and political orientation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    So in short, this study - your junk science - confirmed 1) what has been found in previous studies (that political attitudes and brain activity are related) and 2) conservatives and liberals think different in regards to certain issues. If your biggest complaint about it is that the sample size isn't to your liking, I'm sure from now on you'll stop trusting science for things like vaccines and electrical appliances. Wait....





    Vaccines: Resdev/Vaccine Testing and Approval Process



    https://www.iavi.org/what-we-do/scie...ne-r-d-process



    Again, better take out phase I and phase II of vaccine research because CanadaJohn thinks that small sample size makes a study junk science.
    The above has to be the biggest, most convoluted, load of crap ever posted on DP - at least it takes the prize for any post directed at me. Slow Sunday for you, is it?
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    There may be a cure for conservatism and we can create a better world without a bunch of scared idiots panicking with every consideration of a change.
    That's funny - I always saw the cure for modern day liberalism to be the simple process of maturing, growing up, moving away from and past academia, and beginning a full and independent life. It's why most older, successful, people become conservatives if they weren't conservatives most of their lives.
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    Re: How you react to this photo reveals your political beliefs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    There may be a cure for conservatism and we can create a better world without a bunch of scared idiots panicking with every consideration of a change.
    LOL!!

    Re-education camps?

    Trust me, I've seen how liberals work and "fixing" people they don't agree with is pretty much always part of the package.

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