Author Topic: Politics makes us mean and dumb  (Read 115 times)


Offline Baruch

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 06:41:26 PM »
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 01:50:58 AM »
http://emotionresearcher.com/politics-makes-us-mean-and-dumb/

I agree there are people who don't care about politics much, some who are utterly obsessed with the details, and some who care about it when there are elections.

I'm some combination of the last 2 categories.  I care about politics, but (other than here) I don't worry about it too much.  I just want to keep track of what the political fanatics are saying about once a week.

When election time comes along, I ignore what the candidates are saying then and look at what they have done before.  I look at what they have done and supported in the past.  What they have done before is the best guide to what they will do in the future.

I don't listen to campaign speeches, I don't listen to what their surrogates say on talk shows, I don't listen to what they say in a campaign.  I just look at what they have supported and done before. 

That's all I need to know and all anyone needs to know.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 01:45:48 PM »
some scientists actual did a study comparing MRI scans of hard-core democrats and hard-core republicans. said there is an actual difference big enough to see.

Who knows maybe an MRI scan of a group of Christians and a group of atheists will show a difference big enough to see as well
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 03:07:59 AM »
some scientists actual did a study comparing MRI scans of hard-core democrats and hard-core republicans. said there is an actual difference big enough to see.

Who knows maybe an MRI scan of a group of Christians and a group of atheists will show a difference big enough to see as well

Depends on what the MRI is seeing.  Is it belief or is it rational thought?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 03:24:03 AM »
some scientists actual did a study comparing MRI scans of hard-core democrats and hard-core republicans. said there is an actual difference big enough to see.
This?

Offline Solomon Zorn

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 03:33:55 AM »
This?
Interesting study. Thanks for the link.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Politics makes us mean and dumb
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 03:49:56 AM »
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead