Do you think that there is a genuine difference between the brains of Liberals and Conservatives?

Posted by: BblackkBbirdd

There have been a couple of studies into this ( like this one http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FBBS%2FBBS37_03%2FS0140525X13001192a.pdf&code=cc10bbfae46be72e9ea5704c1f57a0b3 ) anyway, what do you think?

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BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-27T15:40:32.2126268-05:00
PetersSmith, no offence but I don't think you fully understand the question
PetersSmith says2014-07-27T15:43:49.1349359-05:00
BblackkBbirdd: Are you questioning my choice?
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-27T16:52:43.8699263-05:00
I said that because your comment you talk about how there are no "...People with lizard or elephant brains. We are humans, our brains are human brains. Liberals and conservatives are humans, thus they have similar brains." Since you talked about how people don't have animal brains, it suggested to me you didn't understand the question which refers to differences in brains within the humans as it made it sound as if you though there were few or none. There are differences between humans brains e.g. between male and female brains, for instance women typically have better memories because their hippocampi are more active.
yetifivepecks says2014-07-27T17:15:56.8121749-05:00
I'm really not sure. I will say though that the differences between Republican and Democrat are not fundamentally that different. In fact, I consider most Democrats rather conservative. Stinking Marxist that I am. :P
PetersSmith says2014-07-27T17:39:40.2744877-05:00
BblackkBbirdd: Humans think differently, but they are still humans and humans are also technically animals. You don't see other species caring about what clothes they are wearing, dating, financial issues, and other human things. I said that their thinking may be different, brain capacity, general knowledge, and other things, but that doesn't change the fact that they are still human and thus share the same TYPE of brain. Saying that there is a genuine difference between a liberal and conservative brain is considering them not to be human since you are implying that their brains are physically different, to me. If they are physically different then that would result in death, retardation, or worse.
briantheliberal says2014-07-27T22:34:43.8066601-05:00
Liberals tend to be more intelligent.
Seido says2014-07-27T22:39:21.4295989-05:00
Brian, any proof of that?
yetifivepecks says2014-07-29T01:16:33.9308009-05:00
@Seido: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201003/why-liberals-are-more-intelligent-conservatives
BblackkBbirdd says2014-07-29T06:01:23.6749254-05:00
"...They are still human and thus share the same TYPE of brain. Saying that there is a genuine difference between a liberal and conservative brain is considering them not to be human since you are implying that their brains are physically different." Saying that if there is a genuine difference between a liberal and conservative brain isn't considering them not to be human. I still don't think you understand the use of this phrase in this context. " If they are physically different then that would result in death, retardation, or worse." as I said before, there are physical differences between the male and female brain. Therefore I don't understand how you could come to the conclusion that there being physical differences between the brains of conservatives and liberals would mean they're not the same species, death or retardation without misunderstanding the question. You seem to be thinking that the differences I'm referring to here are incredibly vast, while they aren't. We're talking about whether we support the findings of studies which report things like the amygdalas and anterior cingulate cortex being different sizes in conservatives and liberals which caused their different political beliefs. So I am questioning your choice a bit now, but only because it seems like you didn't research the topic before voting.

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