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#1 Apr 14 2011 at 9:42 PM Rating: Good
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Liberals have more grey matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study today in Current Biology.
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Can't argue with that really...
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#2 Apr 14 2011 at 10:10 PM Rating: Good
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Not only that, but there's a correlation between liberalism/atheism and higher intelligence.

Maybe the "liberal elite" mantra from the conservatives is valid. The question is, once again, why is intelligence bad?
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So I'm sitting here laying in the spare bedroom, annoyed at my banishment due to the plague from my dearest family and watching Cartoon Network, and it dawns on me.

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Would it be considered Gbaji?
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So being very liberal, monogamous, and atheist aren't THAT rare in this day and age, but they went and through in "nocturnal"? This study reads to me like some stalker fanfic.
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Vague, ambiguous, small study is vague, ambiguous, and small.

I saw this a few days ago and thought about posting it, then went "Nah, it'd just get laughed at."
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#8 Apr 15 2011 at 6:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not only that, but there's a correlation between liberalism/atheism and higher intelligence.

Maybe the "liberal elite" mantra from the conservatives is valid. The question is, once again, why is intelligence bad?


intelligence leads to a logic response. Logic does not mix with the republican agenda. That is why intelligence is bad you f*cking think-for-yourselfer.
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Now there is a Quote worth makeing a part of ones signature. LOL!
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Liberals have more grey matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study today in Current Biology.
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Can't argue with that really...
Did they become conservatives because they were paranoid, or did they become paranoid because they were conservative?

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Are you a non-paranoid conservative, or are you a non-conservative paranoid?
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I bet Hydrox are, at least. Never trust a cookie with a name that sounds like an industrial cleaning product.
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bsphil wrote:
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Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.
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#18 Apr 15 2011 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Elinda wrote:
bsphil wrote:
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Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.
Now that one IS true.
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#19 Apr 15 2011 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.


So are dimes, what's you point?
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#20 Apr 15 2011 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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Ailitardif, Star Breaker wrote:
Elinda wrote:
bsphil wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.


So are dimes, what's you point?
But dimes aren't worth more than ten cents - unless they're the old ones made with silver.

What's your point?

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 7:39pm by Elinda
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#21 Apr 15 2011 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Elinda wrote:
Ailitardif, Star Breaker wrote:
Elinda wrote:
bsphil wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.


So are dimes, what's you point?
But dimes aren't worth more than ten cents - unless they're the old ones made with silver.

What's your point?

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 7:39pm by Elinda


Is it too late to change mine?

So are $5 gold pieces, what's your point?
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#22 Apr 15 2011 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Ailitardif, Star Breaker wrote:
Elinda wrote:
Ailitardif, Star Breaker wrote:
Elinda wrote:
bsphil wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.


So are dimes, what's you point?
But dimes aren't worth more than ten cents - unless they're the old ones made with silver.

What's your point?

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 7:39pm by Elinda


Is it too late to change mine?

So are $5 gold pieces, what's your point?
You can't get $5 gold pieces for $5 though.
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#23 Apr 15 2011 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
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Elinda wrote:
Ailitardif, Star Breaker wrote:
Elinda wrote:
bsphil wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.


So are dimes, what's you point?
But dimes aren't worth more than ten cents - unless they're the old ones made with silver.

What's your point?

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 7:39pm by Elinda


Is it too late to change mine?

So are $5 gold pieces, what's your point?
You can't get $5 gold pieces for $5 though.


Neither are pennies, what's your point? Jeez, I'm just trying to be funny...it wasn't a personal attack.
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bsphil wrote:
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Cookies are tracking devices to keep tabs of what you're doing.
Pennies are only kept in circulation so the FBI can get everyone's fingerprints on file.
Nickels are worth more than five cents.
Now that one IS true.
I take offense to that. Smiley: glare
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Liberals have more grey matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study today in Current Biology.
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Can't argue with that really...


At the risk of giving much weight to the study at all, that's not remotely what the findings actually show. The larger area of the brain related to processing fear determines whether one faces fears or shrinks away from them. Predictably, conservatives face fearful situations, while liberals tend to run away.

Similarly, the larger area associated with "understanding complexity", really isn't about understanding it so much as accepting it. Specifically, it measures a willingness to accept contradictions out of a belief that complex systems can't be understood fully anyway. Conservatives are less inclined to accept such things.

Which kinda perfectly explains their different views on things like global warming, for example. If we're taking the study at face value anyway.
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Predictably, conservatives face fearful situations, while liberals tend to run away.



Looks like it's about the same though...

Edited, Apr 15th 2011 6:07pm by Ailitardif
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