#174 Apr 25, 2013
Multiple Scientific Studies Confirm: Extreme Conservatism Linked To Racism And Low I.Q.
posted by Jason April 23, 2013
"An article published at Psychology Today by Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.D. of Millennial Media writes about the correlation between far right-wing conservatism, low intelligence and racism.
Hodson and Busseri (2012) found in a correlational study that lower intelligence in childhood is predictive of greater racism in adulthood, with this effect being mediated (partially explained) through conservative ideology. They also found poor abstract reasoning skills were related to homophobic attitudes which was mediated through authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact.
We checked the study Hodson and Busseri study, and the abstract certainly does say,
Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups. In an analysis of two large-scale, nationally representative United Kingdom data sets (N = 15,874), we found that lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology. A secondary analysis of a U.S. data set confirmed a predictive effect of poor abstract-reasoning skills on antihomosexual prejudice, a relation partially mediated by both authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact. All analyses controlled for education and socioeconomic status. Our results suggest that cognitive abilities play a critical, albeit underappreciated, role in prejudice. Consequently, we recommend a heightened focus on cognitive ability in research on prejudice and a better integration of cognitive ability into prejudice models.
A January 2012 article in the Journal Live Science also cites the Hodsdon-Busseri study,
Theres no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice.
Indeed, University of Washington Political Science Professor Christopher Parker, author of the new book Change They Cant Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America agrees.
Professor Parker, interviewed by Chris Matthews says,
What weve found out, weve come up with something that we called Reactionary Conservatism. What that means is, where as a regular conservative or a more mainstream conservative recognizes change is necessary to avoid revolutionary change, a reactionary conservative actually wants to go back in time. In the book we tie the Tea Party to the Know Nothing party of the 1850s, the Clan of the 1920s, the John Birch Society of the late 1950s and 1960s. Its the same belief system, Chris, this idea that theyre scared of losing the America that they know and love to these other groups of people. " ...
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#175 Apr 25, 2013
I recall seing this in the News of the Weird a while back, the subheadline for it was 'You Think You Know Someone...'
(He couldn't have become a top lawyer with a low IQ now could he?)
Lawyer Richard J. Cotter Jr., a member of the genteel Boston establishment (and once a friend of President Kennedy), who died two years ago, was revealed, upon the reading of his will, to have been a longtime (yet closeted) supporter of white supremacists. According to a December Associated Press story, Cotter left $650,000 to pro-Nazi organizations, thus astonishing his friends and colleagues.[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-AP, 12-9-00]
The Illuminati establishment have always been pitting peoples against each other to cause class warfare, they know exactly what they're doing
google Ordo Ab Chao and Hegelian Dialectic
Ant Mega-Colony Covers Half The Planet
Ant colonies are often part of bigger "mega colonies" that share genetic traits and will not make war on each other. One colony got so big it now rivals the human population in its reach, covering most of the planet.
According to BBC News:
In Europe, one vast colony of Argentine ants is thought to stretch for 6,000km (3,700 miles) along the Mediterranean coast, while another in the US, known as the "Californian large", extends over 900km (560 miles) along the coast of California. A third huge colony exists on the west coast of Japan.
While ants are usually highly territorial, those living within each super-colony are tolerant of one another, even if they live tens or hundreds of kilometres apart. Each super-colony, however, was thought to be quite distinct.
But it now appears that billions of Argentine ants around the world all actually belong to one single global mega-colony.
/\/\/\---hmm, the colonies used to war against each other but now all get along. Gee, maybe they all sang Kumbaya and formed a United Nations of ants, or better yet, maybe all the ants stopped being like sheeple and finally were able to WTFU, realizing how the few Illuminati ants at the top of the pyramid were pitting them against each other for their own ant New World Order agenda, and maybe the awoken ones got together and killed the evil Illuminati tyrant bastard ants- happily ever after
#176 Apr 25, 2013
You are an obvious example of an intolerant, bigoted, low IQ conservative.
#177 Apr 25, 2013
Sam Harris eloquently explains how conspiracy theories, and religion, run amok.
#178 Apr 25, 2013
-my anti-Vermont Yankee button I was wearing several years ago got me called a 'liberal' by a dipsh't conservatard lover of nukedom/war and nukedom
And libtards finding out that I'm against abortion and socialism label me as a 'conservative'
Can't pigeonhole me but ewe sheeple constantly try, ewe'all are hopelessly & stubbornly stuck in the Left Right Paradigm and just don't get it...
What really Matters is not about 'Right' vs.'Left' but Right vs. WRONG!
and as the saying goes:
"The Left will support War when it comes with their beloved Big Govt. and the Right will support Big Govt. if it comes with their beloved War"
some of the best cartoons I've found that illustrate the Left Right Paradigm
vids that splain it-
#179 Apr 25, 2013
Please, your just another religiously deluded, conspiracy theory loving, America hating, reactionary, talibangelist bigot.
#180 Apr 25, 2013
Einstein's gravity theory passes toughest test yet: Bizarre binary star system pushes study of relativity to new limits
by Dave Finley April 25, 2013
" ( Phys.org )A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before.
Once again, Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, published in 1915, comes out on top.
At some point, however, scientists expect Einstein's model to be invalid under extreme conditions. General Relativity, for example, is incompatible with quantum theory. Physicists hope to find an alternate description of gravity that would eliminate that incompatibility.
A newly-discovered pulsara spinning neutron star with twice the mass of the Sunand its white-dwarf companion, orbiting each other once every two and a half hours, has put gravitational theories to the most extreme test yet. Observations of the system, dubbed PSR J0348+0432, produced results consistent with the predictions of General Relativity.
The tightly-orbiting pair was discovered with the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT), and subsequently studied in visible light with the Apache Point telescope in New Mexico, the Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands. Extensive radio observations with the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico and the Effelsberg telescope in Germany yielded vital data on subtle changes in the pair's orbit.
In such a system, the orbits decay and gravitational waves are emitted, carrying energy from the system. By very precisely measuring the time of arrival of the pulsar's radio pulses over a long period of time, astronomers can determine the rate of decay and the amount of gravitational radiation emitted. The large mass of the neutron star in PSR J0348+0432, the closeness of its orbit with its companion, and the fact that the companion white dwarf is compact but not another neutron star, all make the system an unprecedented opportunity for testing alternative theories of gravity.
Under the extreme conditions of this system, some scientists thought that the equations of General Relativity might not accurately predict the amount of gravitational radiation emitted, and thus change the rate of orbital decay. Competing gravitational theories, they thought, might prove more accurate in this system.
"We thought this system might be extreme enough to show a breakdown in General Relativity, but instead, Einstein's predictions held up quite well," said Paulo Freire, of the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Germany.
That's good news, the scientists say, for researchers hoping to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves with advanced instruments. Researchers using such instruments hope to detect the gravitational waves emitted as such dense pairs as neutron stars and black holes spiral inward toward violent collisions.
Gravitational waves are extremely difficult to detect and even with the best instruments, physicists expect they will need to know the characteristics of the waves they seek, which will be buried in "noise" from their detectors. Knowing the characteristics of the waves they seek will allow them to extract the signal they seek from that noise.
"Our results indicate that the filtering techniques planned for these advanced instruments remain valid," said Ryan Lynch, of McGill University.
Freire and Lynch worked with a large international team of researchers. They reported their results in the journal Science."
#181 Apr 25, 2013
I said "...got me called a 'liberal' by a dipsh't conservatard lover of nukedom/war and nukedom" but meant to say the conservatard was a "lover of nukedom/war and the Bush's"
I've always been against extremist tyrannical death-lovers whether Neocons OR Socialists since I'm not caught in the Left Right Paradigm like most of ewe'all
anyway, where did I ever express hate for America?
Link to it or STFU liar biatch!
#182 Apr 25, 2013
Study Ties Autism Risk to Creases in Placenta
By PAM BELLUCK April 25, 2013
"After most pregnancies, the placenta is thrown out, having done its job of nourishing and supporting the developing baby.
But a new study raises the possibility that analyzing the placenta after birth may provide clues to a childs risk for developing autism. The study, which analyzed placentas from 217 births, found that in families at high genetic risk for having an autistic child, placentas were significantly more likely to have abnormal folds and creases.
Its quite stark, said Dr. Cheryl K. Walker, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Mind Institute at the University of California, Davis, and a co-author of the study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.Placentas from babies at risk for autism, clearly theres something quite different about them.
Researchers will not know until at least next year how many of the children, who are between 2 and 5, whose placentas were studied will be found to have autism. Experts said, however, that if researchers find that children with autism had more placental folds, called trophoblast inclusions, visible after birth, the condition could become an early indicator or biomarker for babies at high risk for the disorder.
It would be really exciting to have a real biomarker and especially one that you can get at birth, said Dr. Tara Wenger, a researcher at the Center for Autism Research at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, who was not involved in the study.
The research potentially marks a new frontier, not only for autism, but also for the significance of the placenta, long considered an after-birth afterthought. Now, only 10 percent to 15 percent of placentas are analyzed, usually after pregnancy complications or a newborns death.
Dr. Harvey J. Kliman, a research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine and lead author of the study, said the placenta had typically been given such little respect in the medical community that wanting to study it was considered equivalent to someone in the Navy wanting to scrub ships toilets with a toothbrush. But he became fascinated with placentas and noticed that inclusions often occurred with births involving problematic outcomes, usually genetic disorders.
He also noticed that the more trophoblast inclusions you have, the more severe the abnormality. In 2006, Dr. Kliman and colleagues published research involving 13 children with autism, finding that their placentas were three times as likely to have inclusions. The new study began when Dr. Kliman, looking for more placentas, contacted the Mind Institute, which is conducting an extensive study, called Marbles, examining potential causes of autism.
This person came out of the woodwork and said,I want to study trophoblastic inclusions, Dr. Walker recalled.Now Im fairly intelligent and have been an obstetrician for years and I had never heard of them.
Dr. Walker said she concluded that while this sounds like a very smart person with a very intriguing hypothesis, I dont know him and I dont know how much I trust him. So she sent him Milky Way bar-size sections of 217 placentas and let him think they all came from babies considered at high risk for autism because an older sibling had the disorder. Only after Dr. Kliman had counted each placentas inclusions did she tell him that only 117 placentas came from at-risk babies; the other 100 came from babies with low autism risk." ...
#183 Apr 25, 2013
..." She reasoned that if Dr. Kliman found that they all show a lot of inclusions, then maybe hes a bit overzealous in trying to link inclusions to autism. But the results, she said, were astonishing. More than two-thirds of the low-risk placentas had no inclusions, and none had more than two. But 77 high-risk placentas had inclusions, 48 of them had two or more, including 16 with between 5 and 15 inclusions.
Dr. Walker said that typically between 2 percent and 7 percent of at-risk babies develop autism, and 20 percent to 25 percent have either autism or another developmental delay. She said she is seeing some autism and non-autism diagnoses among the 117 at-risk children in the study, but does not yet know how those cases match with placental inclusions.
Dr. Jonathan L. Hecht, associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, said the study was intriguing and probably true if it finds an association between these trophoblast inclusions and autism. But he said that inclusions were the placentas way of responding to many kinds of stress, so they might turn out not to be specific enough to predict autism.
Dr. Kliman calls inclusions a check-engine light, a marker of: somethings wrong, but I dont know what it is.
Thats how Chris Mann Sullivan sees it, too. Dr. Sullivan, a behavioral analyst in Morrisville, N.C., was not in the study, but sent her placenta to Dr. Kliman after her daughter Dania, now 3, was born. He found five inclusions. Dr. Sullivan began intensive one-on-one therapy with Dania, who has not been given a diagnosis of autism, but has some relatively mild difficulties.
What would have happened if I did absolutely nothing, Im not sure, Dr. Sullivan said.I think its a great way for parents to say,O.K., we have some risk factors; were not going to ignore it. "
#184 Apr 25, 2013
The essence of Christianity is the acceptance of Satans big lie, you can disobey God and not keep his commandments and you won't die.
#185 Apr 25, 2013
You proudly proclaim your affiliation with every vile "conservatard" talking point conspiracy theory you mistake for actual truth.
Here is a hint, if Pat Robertson, Glen Beck, Fox news, Alex Jones or anyone rightly labeled as a hate group by the Southern Law Poverty Center is trying to force feed it to deluded sheep like you, it is most likely a conservatarded anti-American lie.
I might add that your a hateful bigot who doesn't support the rights of women, homosexuals and non-christians.
Your delusional, fascist vision of America is a dictatorship with your psychotic, imaginary god as supreme dictator.
It is the very antithesis of freedom, liberty, justice and the American way.
#186 Apr 25, 2013
God and satan are indeed both lies.
#187 Apr 26, 2013
Satan say what?
#189 Apr 27, 2013
Maddow slams right-wing mainstreaming of crackpots like Alex Jones
By David Ferguson April 25, 2013
"Wednesday night on MSNBCs The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow chided the right for giving credence to the crackpot conspiracy theories of Alex Jones and bringing the most extreme fringe thinking to the front and center of the Republican Party.
Maddow began the segment by talking about the 9/11 Commission Report, a book and graphic novel about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which attempted to spell out exactly what happened that day and in the days leading up to it.
She also recommended the Popular Mechanics volume Debunking 9/11 Myths, which attempted to debunk the misinformation about the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and refute some of the 9/11 truther theories about the attacks being planned by the U.S. government.
Of course it didnt work, Maddow lamented.The 9/11 conspiracies have stood up to the facts disproving them. The 9/11 conspiracies have not gone away because theyre too ideologically and, I think, emotionally satisfying to the people who espouse them.
The same people, apparently, who believe that the 9/11 attacks were engineered by the government are applying the same false flag theory to the Aurora, Colorado shooting, the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut and now the Boston Marathon bombing. Some have even gone so far as to disrupt press conferences by public officials in Boston.
This is not a freelance thing, explained Maddow. It largely centers around Alex Jones and his Internet radio show Infowars.
Mostly Jones has been relegated to fringe discussions, but now even Matt Drudge of conservative website The Drudge Report has endorsed Jones by calling 2013 the year of Alex Jones on Twitter Wednesday.
Jones not only believes that the government planted the bombs in the crowd in Boston, but that the Oklahoma City bombing was staged, that the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster was a fraud and that there is overwhelming evidence that President Barack Obama is the global head of al-Qaeda.
On Tuesday, New Hampshire state Republican Rep. Stella Tremblay left a message endorsing Alex Jones theory of the Boston bombings on Glenn Becks Facebook page. When her local paper contacted her for clarification, she doubled down, saying,Are you that blind that youre not willing to ask questions of your government?
Now, members of the U.S. Congress are demanding investigations into the canards that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased enough ammunition to wage a 7-year war against the American people and the theory promulgated by Glenn Beck that a Saudi national with connections to the bombing was briefly detained then released, and that Michelle Obama visited this mysterious person in the hospital.
The right has always had this to contend with, said Maddow,the Alex Joneses of the world and the Glenn Becks of the world, people who are eager to decode anything that seems complex or upsetting in the world to make it very simple for you, very simple, so that every story in the world has the same implication, that all of your suspicions and prejudices are true, that the world is in fact a very simple place, that people really are out to get you and that you do understand all of it.
And, she continued,that you can trust no other source of information about the world than these gentlemen who would like you to please send another $19.95 for another months subscription since they are the only people who will tell you the real truth."
Watch the video, embedded below via MSNBC:
#190 Apr 27, 2013
Satan says nothing because he is not real, he is just make believe.
#191 Apr 28, 2013
Rachel Maddows Jihad Against Alex Jones, Part II
MSNBC cant stand it. It cant handle the fact the Alex Jones Show is out-trending any number of MSNBC teleprompter-reading shows. So it has once again enlisted Rachel Maddow to tell her dwindling audience of semi-somnolent liberals that Ron Paul is a racist while continuing her scripted attack on Alex Jones and Glenn Beck.
As evidence that shes really scraping the bottom of the barrel or rather her establishment handlers and script writers are Maddow was reduced to making fun of Planet Infowars Dating Freedom Lovers site.
Maddows not really to blame for her absurd rant. She is, after all, like her hero Obama, just a teleprompter reader.
Just more mindless liberal mud slinging stuck between adverts for transnational corporations.Its pathetic, really.
An irrelevant woman who was put on the propaganda network because shes a lesbian pandering to politically correct metrosexuals and other fellow travelers who hate the Constitution and love Obama, never mind his murderous wars and non-stop killing of helpless brown children. The libs are really pretty much indistinguishable from the neocons when you think about it.
If this is all they can do to criticize the opposition, they may want to leave the news reporting to somebody else and start running cartoons in Maddows time slot.
TN State Sen to Piers Morgan:Now that gun control has failed when are you moving back to the UK?
Obama administration openly pushing food stamps to illegals; no citizenship required, no income status checked
Californian sheeple Sign Petition For Nazi Takeover
Just as we got Austinites to sign a petition to ban Diydrge Oxide (water), Infowars and Mark Dice teamed up to ask Californians to sign up for a Nazi Takeover, Door to Door Gun Confiscation, Add More Police Powers etc. Watch and be amazed.
#192 Apr 28, 2013
Come on stud, share your profile!
#193 Apr 28, 2013
ewe'rs says ewe are good at doing the 'reach-around'
speaking of profiling, the FBI officially claims that there's no such thing as an FBI Profiler,
Former FBI Profiler on Boston Bomber - Video on NBCNews.com
yet another FBI 'Profiler'
FBI profiler Brad Garrett http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread943...
#194 Apr 28, 2013
The most rampant racists aren't white people so what are you saying?
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