[funsec] Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain
charles.pickens at itergy.com
Tue Sep 11 10:14:38 CDT 2007
I have yet to contribute anything to this mailing list (and I doubt I will now), but I'm bored stupid(er) today so what the hell;
At no point could any "snapshot" of social congnitive fucntion actually "prove" anything at all, anymore than a single line of code could explain a complex program or a single frame of a film convey the meaning behind the story.
This study, for what it has accomplished, shows only one thing: You can get a grant to study the composition of amorphous botch if you wrote it up properly and submitted it to a moron. Speaking of meaningless statements (questions in this case):
Is welfare good or bad?
Are taxes good or bad?
Brian, you should be ashamed of thowing out such simplistic troll-bait. Get thee to thy glass teat and partake in the fullness of the O'Wryly and learn at the feet of the master (...take the pebble from my hand, Grasshopper)
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Brian Loe [knobdy at gmail.com]
Sent: September 11, 2007 10:50 AM
To: Richard M. Smith
Cc: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: Re: [funsec] Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain
On 9/11/07, Richard M. Smith <rms at computerbytesman.com> wrote:
> Even in humdrum nonpolitical decisions, liberals and conservatives literally
> think differently, researchers show.
> By Denise Gellene, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
> September 10, 2007
A finer bunch of BS I've not read for awhile.
If the political spectrum actually went right and left, that would be
one thing, but it doesn't, which makes this study useless.
If the study were valid it would be interesting to read the
explanation for how "cognitive styles" change, through either life
experiences or learned knowledge. Since really, the political group
you belong to is not based on a way of thinking but a belief in the
right answers for a particular issue (is welfare good or bad, are
taxes good or bad).
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