AGU director writes book on how Republicans are genetically prone to disbelieve AGW

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    Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: The New Eugenics from the Looney Left

    I believe the president of the AGU used a discretionary appointment to put Chris Mooney on the Board of Directors. Mooney is not a scientist and has a long history of AGW activism
     
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    LOL.......how funny though that the intellectually inferior are dominating the discourse at the present time. The first question Id ask this dope is, "Hey dude........wheres all the carbon emmissions legislation.........Einstein??!!!"

    This goofball scientist needs to wake up and smell the maple nut crunch. If his side was winning, he'd need not write the hit piece.:coffee:
     
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    LOL. I knew 'Conservatives' were brain damaged! LOL

    Liberal & Conservative Brain Differences? | World of Psychology

    Some provocative research covered by the Chicago Tribune has proposed that the brains of liberals and conservatives work differently.

    David Amodio, the primary investigator, found that the anterior cingulate cortex for liberals performs differently, allowing them to think more flexibly.

    The work grew out of decades of previous research suggesting that political orientation is linked to certain personality traits or styles of thinking. A review of that research published in 2003 found that conservatives tend to be more rigid and closed-minded, less tolerant of ambiguity and less open to new experiences.

    It appears that conservatives have not responded well to this work, and some have taken offense. I personally think this kind of work is a fascinating way to try and understand political orientation, but I wonder how much effect this really has.

    Furthermore, it would be even more interesting to find out how this brain region could be influences by environmental factors. Like could learning flexibility as a child create more of this ability structurally as an adult? No matter what, this certainly won’t be the last study on politics and psychobiology.
     
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    Interesting to note that the more liberal nations become, the closer to bankruptcy they get and yet, people still believe that liberalism represents superior thinking when in fact, it represents nothing more than magical thinking.
     
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    I have stated many times on here despite what we are told or led to believe. Socialism/communism in all modern practiced forms, is a government for the banks and by the banks.
     
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    Ahh yes. Liberals' flexible thought process allows them to believe past failed ideas will work if we repackage them and give them a fancier name.
     
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    Ah yes, and the wonderful Bush tax cuts have given us prosperity beyond that we dreamed of under Clinton, correct? All we need to do to enjoy more of this prosperity is to cut taxes even further, particularly on the top 1%.
     
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    Like "Progressiveism".
     
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    It was good enough for Theodore.
     
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    Different personality types tend to be attracted to different careers, lifestyles and political POVs.

    Most of us probably noted that difference in college.

    The mindset of students majoring in say, the humanities, is wildly different (generally speaking) than it is with students majoring in say, computer science.

    I think that we preselect our lifestyles based on our different personality types.

    And yes, I do think there is probably something to the theory that our brains predispose us to have those very different POVs about life, careers, government politics, religion etc.

    There's both our own personality natures (we are born with) AND our own personal histories (nurture) effecting who we are and how we percieve the world.

    Additionally I think this self selecting process can be seen even in very young children.
     

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