Liberal bias in science?

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    I am highlighting this because I see it as evidence that some people will take a finding that, on its face is neutral at worst, and turn it into a negative against conservatives.

    What Are You Looking At? Conservatives May Be Less Sensitive to Certain Social Cues: Scientific American

    I could see this as proof that conservatives are more observant, but the researchers seem to think it means they are less observant. How is seeing the dot faster evidence that they are paying less attention to anything? Especially since they are supposed to be looking for the dot?
     
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    Conservatives are anal and have no imagination. That's why only 6% of them are scientists: they do what they are told to do, when they are told to do it and make every effort to ignore reality.
     
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    The liberals waited to follow an imaginary lead while conservatives took the lead. But the spin is
    how about "liberals are slow on the uptake" :lol:
     
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    I think the term "liberal" might be being abused here. I wouldn't put it as in the current political spectrum of the term.

    I guess you could call science "liberal" because it's forever changing, but science has to be that way. If it wasn't, then it would simply stop testing and studying and become pointless.

    As far as the political spectrum of the term. It could only be viewed as "liberal" because of the theories based upon evolution and cloning, which is usually to the dismay of the of the religious "conservative right".

    Outside of that, I know of scientist who come from all different beliefs and are both conservative and liberal.
     
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    By finding the dot faster?

    Also, you say that 6% of conservatives are scientists. What percentage of liberals are scientists and where did you get that information?
     
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    :cuckoo: It's common knowledge. It has been posted here at USMB at least 1,000 times.
     
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    It's rdean's sock puppet!!!!
     
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    :lol:

    You're not too bright are you?
     
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    Probably trolling. Anyway, rdean and modbert had posted the results of a Pew Poll where only 6% of Scientists identified themselves as Republicans. (I don't remember the sample size or the details of the poll.) Of course there are conservative Republicans, conservative Democrats and conservative Independents, but those are just tiny details. :lol:
     
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    Read what she said again.
     

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