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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    So is this like the gay gene?
    It is a close cousin.
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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    So is this like the gay gene?
    Way worse!

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I've always said liberals were not normal.
    If intelligence and compassion were normal, the definitions of the words would just become even more exclusive.

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    Actually, that's only partially true.
    As in, the part that's not.

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    My own pet theroy for many years was that liberals tended to be right brain dominant (emotional / artistic).
    Not quite - it's just that different emotions apply. For instance, love, empathy, joy, and self-righteous anger are a big part of a liberal's makeup. The conservative emotional profile is more about fear, hate, jealousy, and self-involvement - the sort of bullying personality type that nourishes itself mainly by denying someone else's value. So I wouldn't say that conservatives tend to be "left-brained," because in truth they're not logical or even rationalizing - being too thoughtful or considerate would make them aware of the immorality of their ill-intentions toward others, so they prefer the purity of violence and power to the self-reflection of consciousness.

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    Quote Originally Posted by b.larset View Post
    Way worse!
    I just think the whole oh my God we found this gene or oh my God we found that gene to be stupid. I want to see multiple legit studies that have gone through the process before I buy this whole new discovery scene.

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    Now now, I thought science was SCIENCE, the ultimate arbiter of everything and not to be questioned.

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    So according to the study, conservatives have a lack of dopamine and are anti-social? Makes sense actually.

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    As someone being trained in genetics, this looks bogus and I would say it's more environmental. They should probably look at dopamine and gene expression in self professing liberals and conservatives for a comparison. Also, it could just be a correlation. Liberals and conservatives seem to be more regionally concentrated, and having children with someone like minded and most likely from your region will cause a genetic shift in the amount of a certain allele present in a population's genome.
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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    There are several studies that show "a general factor in underlying conservatives beliefs is fear of uncertainty," and so is intolerance of ambiguity and a need for cognitive closure (Jost, Glaser, Kruglanksi, and Sulloway 2003). These studies showed that liberal have a higher tolerance for change. It has also been shown that social dominance orientation is strongly associated with conservative political views.

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    Re: Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    The Liberal gene... yet another fascinating example of how harmful mutations can subsist in a species, contrary to the old Darwinian adage that "only the strong survive"

    So... It appears that liberals were correct all along in asserting and insisting that "Liberalism is NOT a mental disorder"... it's really more of a genetic disorder.

    High risk groups - women, blacks, and effeminate men - are all urged to get tested.

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