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#1 cantrell

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:18 AM

A study at University College London in the UK has found that conservatives' brains have larger amygdalas than the brains of liberals. Amygdalas are responsible for fear and other "primitive" emotions. At the same time, conservatives' brains were also found to have a smaller anterior cingulate -- the part of the brain responsible for courage and optimism.


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#2 Razzy

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:23 AM

I believe it. I would like to see the statistics pre-Glenn Beck and the Fox fear mongers.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:13 AM

Well a lot of conservatives are the ones that take the Bible literally word for word and are fearful of hellfire and brimstone!ultraconservatives are less open minded,maybe out of fear!

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:18 AM

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#5 jim stone

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:50 AM

I am afraid I find this unbelievable. I expected to see this "study" had come from berkeley. London is more liberal than berkeley?






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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:22 AM

Isn't it painfully obvious the right is controlled more by fear than the left? I mean jesus christ, listen to fox news for an hour at any time of day and yo would think the world is ending.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:19 AM

I believe it, but what makes fear a "primitive emotion"? Are not all emotions primitive? And aren't all people who vote because of appeal to emotion guilty of giving into their primitive emotions?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:20 AM

and yet the left is easier to control with faux polls and blogs and documentaries. the libs would all wear trash bags tomorrow if Michael Moore did a docu about the benefits of it.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:21 AM

Fear is a good thing, fear keeps people alive

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:23 AM

ben franklin is still right. moderation. in almost anything and everything we do, say, eat, drink, sleep, watch, whatev.

#11 g5jamz

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:27 AM

Republicans look to starve children, kill old people, hope the homeless freeze, women to be servants to males, illegals indentured servants to them, yadda yadda yadda..

yeah...conservatives have cornered the market on fear mongering.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:30 AM

and yet the left is easier to control with faux polls and blogs and documentaries. the libs would all wear trash bags tomorrow if Michael Moore did a docu about the benefits of it.
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Yes , Libs are controlled by information and opinion.

Cons are controlled by fear.


Fairly accurate.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:35 AM

Oh...and our planet is going to freeze...or burn up...or something.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:53 AM

Well that about sums up the depth of con thinking.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:02 AM

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