Now now, I thought science was SCIENCE, the ultimate arbiter of everything and not to be questioned.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
So according to the study, conservatives have a lack of dopamine and are anti-social? Makes sense actually.
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.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
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.
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.