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1 posted on 08/21/2004 7:02:25 PM PDT by John Jorsett
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Bookmark for reading when I'm awake.


2 posted on 08/21/2004 7:04:16 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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Sounds like craniology to me.
3 posted on 08/21/2004 7:05:01 PM PDT by Jason Kauppinen
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the amygdala, the almond-shaped body that lies below the neocortex, in an older brain region sometimes called the limbic system.

Do liberals ''think'' with their limbic system more than conservatives do?

Tell me how you FEEEEEEEL.

4 posted on 08/21/2004 7:08:19 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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They become Democrats first and then decide that they, say, oppose capital punishment and support trade unions.

Another take on this is that the Left is about claiming power. So those involved in it, in direct relation to their level of involvement, will base their views on an issue on whatever will increase their, or their ally's, power. Probably the greatest evidence of this is the almost random seeming stances adopted by leftwing politics.
5 posted on 08/21/2004 7:08:57 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (I WILL VOTE FOR GEORGE W. BUSH INSTEAD OF JOHN KERRY because I still believe in the rule of law)
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A few months before retiring from public office in 2002, the House majority leader Dick Armey caused a mini-scandal when he announced during a speech in Florida, "Liberals are, in my estimation, just not bright people."

Oh, that's a real scandal...especially after Liberals have been referring to Republican voters and candidates as "stupid" for the past 5 decades.

6 posted on 08/21/2004 7:09:08 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Democrats. They want to have their cake and eat yours too.)
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One thing is certain: evidence of a neurological difference between liberal and conservative brains would not be another instance of genetic determinism, since patterns of brain activity are shaped by experience as much as by genes.

Merely an indication that the damage done by public schools and depraved media is physical. Were I a Democrat, I would sue.

7 posted on 08/21/2004 7:09:54 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly stupid.)
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It still would not explain why so many peoples positions change over the course of their lives. However, it is not unreasonable to suppose that certain physiological differences contribute to differing political viewpoints. It probably explains why liberals are whining and crying all the time.


8 posted on 08/21/2004 7:11:30 PM PDT by speedy
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Demonrats react subjectively, using emotions as their guiding light, making them oh so effiminate. "I will conduct a more "thoughtful", more "sensitive" war on terror", by forcing our military to wear pink uniforms.

Republicans on the whole (except RINOS) react objectively, using logic, reason, and common sense, not allowing emotions to cloud their thought process in reaching a conclusion.


12 posted on 08/21/2004 7:16:13 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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Bookmark for later when sufficiently drunk.


14 posted on 08/21/2004 7:16:49 PM PDT by mlbford2 (In TX, orange alert means releasing the safety on your shotgun)
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I question these findings. They didn't include bringing a proctologist in prior to the examination of Democrats brains.


15 posted on 08/21/2004 7:17:45 PM PDT by Brytani (A changing mind is a terrible thing to waste - Vote John Kerry)
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No, Dick Armey was correct. Libs are not very bright.


20 posted on 08/21/2004 7:22:38 PM PDT by austingirl
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So if I understand this, if you are capable of thinking and understanding why the world works the way it does you will listen to talk radio where ideas are discussed and organized in a coherent fashion. Otherwise you will hate George Bush and talk radio but will be completely incapable of articulating a reason why.
22 posted on 08/21/2004 7:29:22 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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"The odd thing about Armey's statement was that it displayed a fuzzy, unscientific understanding of the brain itself"

The odd thing about this statement is that it displays a fuzzy, unimaginative understanding of language. I don't think Mr. Armey literally believes feelings orginate in the heart. Those of us with a level of reading comprehension above kindergarten understand the concept of "figure of speech".

"stereotypes about liberal values: an aversion to human suffering, an unwillingness to rationalize capital punishment and military force, a fondness for candidates who like to feel our pain."

Does anyone have any doubts whatsoever about the beliefs of the writer of this article?


23 posted on 08/21/2004 7:31:00 PM PDT by HarryCaul
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Liberals don't think so much as assimilate positions that allow them to feel emotionally valid. This emotional validity which is endorphins driven is reinforced by positive reinforcement by the group. Tight control of the liberal mind is needed because the intensity of the feeling of emotional validity is proportionate to the lack of contradictory interference within the group.

Another important factor in the brainwashing is demonization of the outsider, that is the advocate for the contrary position of that assimilated by the group. This person is pulling the liberal out of that place of emotional validity and is causing relative pain ( endorphins drop ).

This would be your "educated" liberal. There are others who vote for Democrats based on an overpowering desire to advance a specific agenda that aren't necessarily a part of the validation group.
24 posted on 08/21/2004 9:39:46 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis (Liberals lie at the premise, accept their premise and you can only lose the argument.)
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rm strong emotional responses to images of violence or human suffering>>

Apparently these amygdalas in leftist go inactive when viewing imagesof violence and human suffering when it comes to unborn infants.

I wonder if they realize all they did is prove what conservatives have always said--leftists are immature and primitive in their thinking. My guess is a child's amygdala works similarly. They act on gut feelings with no impulse control. So leftists are essentially on the same playing field as children. Why am I not surprised?


25 posted on 08/21/2004 9:53:57 PM PDT by cupcakes
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Bump to read later.


26 posted on 08/21/2004 10:30:30 PM PDT by conservative cat
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27 posted on 08/22/2004 6:59:55 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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A case for genetic engineering ...


28 posted on 08/22/2004 7:04:37 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get moose and squirrel ... B. Badanov)
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I wasn't aware that liberal-demokkkRATs had any measurable brain matter, to speak of. The few who I know, don't.


29 posted on 08/22/2004 7:06:37 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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This is your brain.


This is your brain after reading the New York Times editorial page.

Any questions?

30 posted on 08/22/2004 7:16:17 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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