Conservative or Liberal, it may be in the genes.

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    Then I'd be a conservative if it were true ;)
     
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    I'd say it's an acquired trait. I became a conservative when they took income tax out of my first paycheck...when I was 12 years-old.
     
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    Studies like this are scary. Why? Because people who believe they are "the most intelligent" people around might believe that bilge and use it as justification to murder anyone who disagrees with them.
     
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    Hmm, didn't quite get THAT out of the article Avatar, but upon reflection, I guess I see where your going.

    Kinda scary actually.....:smoke:
     
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    What a crock of horse crap. Political views are a very specific, higher level of behavior, and while they may be influenced by any genes contributing to a person's personality, it's an indirect, and unproven, effect.

    While I'm on it, I'm getting sick of modern scientists. Once upon a time, scientists started with a handful of evidence and tried to put it together to form a conclusion. Now, they start with a conclusion and they try to find evidence that supports it, rather than entertain the fact that their conclusion might be wrong. I mean, look at global warming. A proper scientist says, "Hmm, certain climate changes are occurring at certain parts of the planet. Let's compare those to the rest of the planet and look for possible causes." Instead, we have guys running around going, "Assuming pollution is causing changes in the climate, how can we prove it?"
     
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    Ok then, we'll be marking down the Hobbit as thinking the article basically sucks!:D

    Can I interest you in any article's on Darwin's Theory?;)
     
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    I come from a family of conservatives. I can't agree with the article.
     
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    Well, we'll nominate you for the poster child of , it ain't in the gene's!;)
     
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    Mom is a hippie, Dad is so libertarian he's practically an anarchist. I was so liberal in college (less than 5 years ago) that Howard Dean would have said "Well...that might be a bit too far," to me in political conversations...yet here I am, a moderate libertarian, I suppose.

    I agree with 1549 and others, the article is bunk.
     

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