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To: IbJensen

Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoa, whose life cycle requires both mice and cats. When eaten by a mouse, it travels to the pleasure center of the mouses brain, where the protozoa secretes a chemical that alters a neurochemical in the mouses brain, dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in mood, sociability, attention, motivation and sleep patterns.

As such, this microorganism creates a radical change in the behavior of the mouse. In particular, it “retrains” the mouse to be attracted to things that can destroy it. In particular, it becomes attracted to the smell of cat urine.

So the mouse is attracted to the territory of a cat that will eat it. The protozoa needs the cat to eat the mouse so that it can reproduce in the intestines of the cat, and be deposited in its feces, to eventually be eaten by other mice.

This is important to us for two reasons. The first is that the brain of a mouse is much like the brain of a human, only smaller. The second is that an estimated 11 million Americans are also infected with this protozoa.

It is not well understood what psychologically happens to a person who is infected with Toxoplasma gondii.

It is unlikely that they would be attracted to the smell of cat urine, because there is nothing fearsome about that smell to humans. But what if it *does* modify what should be a person’s rational fears, so instead of being sensibly afraid, he is attracted to things that would destroy him?

In particular, Democrats. People who seem afflicted with a lack of pattern recognition, who again and again do irrational and self destructive things, but even more want to compel everyone else to do them as well.

In other words, they do not want to just destroy themselves, but destroy everyone else as well. Clearly a mass mental condition. But could it be caused by keeping cats or undercooked food (the second most common way to get toxoplasmosis)?


28 posted on 03/21/2012 7:22:21 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Queen Elizabeth has 10 times the lifespan of workers and lays up to 2,000 eggs a day...")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
In particular, Democrats. People who seem afflicted with a lack of pattern recognition

Thank you. That statement clarifies more than ever for me exactly why liberals are such fools.

35 posted on 03/21/2012 7:49:23 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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