Threat and Politics: Are Political Views Rooted in Biology?

Oct 31, 2008 Full story: www.sciencentral.com 198

New research has found that people with strong opposing political views might also have very different physical responses to threat.

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clone benson

Bryan, OH

#197 Nov 3, 2008
you cant take the biology out of the human equasion its the ignorance,that has to to be addressed
Truth

Chicago Ridge, IL

#198 Nov 3, 2008
Both candidates voted for the obscene “bail-out” that was just stolen from our national treasury against the vocal wishes of 85% of Americans. The rhetoric has gone beyond empty—it is a vacuum that sucks rationality and critical thinking from the minds of a panicked public.

There was one candidate who actually represented “stopping the madness” in this election cycle: Ron Paul. His candidacy is over, thanks to a media black-out, but the movement he represents is in full swing. We at the Campaign for Liberty are trying to bring together third-party and independent voters from all across the spectrum. We want your help whether you are Green party, Constitution Party, Libertarian, or even a Democrat or Republican. We will be in your area soon, and we hope to talk about the things that really matter. The stakes have never been higher.
Red States

United States

#199 Nov 3, 2008
Dear Red States:

If you manage to steal this election too
we've decided we're leaving. We intend to
form our own country, and we're taking the
other Blue States with us. In case you
aren't aware, that includes California,
Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the
Northeast. We believe this split will be
beneficial to the nation, and especially
to the people of the new country of New
California

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma
and all the slave states. We get stem cell
research and the best beaches. We get the
Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.
We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.
We get 85% of America's venture capital
and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you
get to make the red states pay their fair
share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22%
lower than the Christian Coalition's, we
get a bunch of happy families. You get a
bunch of single moms.
Please be aware that Nuevo California will
be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're
going to want all our citizens back from
Iraq at once. If you need people to fight,
ask your evangelicals. They have kids
they're apparently willing to send to
their deaths for no purpose, and they
don't care if you don't show pictures of
their children's caskets coming home. We
do wish you success in Iraq , and hope
that the WMDs turn up, but we're not
willing to spend our resources in Bush's
Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have
firm control of 80% of the country's fresh
water, more than 90% of the pineapple and
lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit,
95% of America's quality wines, 90% of all
cheese, 90% of the high tech industry, 95%
of the corn and soybeans (thanks Iowa!),
most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all
living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all
the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus
Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand,
you will have to cope with 88% of all
obese Americans (and their projected
health care costs), 92% of all U.S.
mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes,
90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern
Baptists, virtually 100% of all
televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones
University, Clemson and the University of
Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.
Additionally, 38% of those in the Red
states believe Jonah was actually
swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is
sacred unless we're discussing the war,
the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say
that evolution is only a theory, 53% that
Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you
crazy bastards believe you are people with
higher morals then we lefties.

Peace out,
--Blue States
MAKELLIN news

Greece

#200 Nov 3, 2008
KATASTATIKO PROGRAMMA TIS "MAKELLIN
SINTOMO ISTORIKO
I anagki sispiroseos ton ethnikon dinameon tis Makedonias dimiourgise pollakis themata ta opia antimetopisthikan me ta pio atima mesa apo pleuras esoterikon ke eksoterkon ehthron.
I ehthrotita auti is varos tou iperifanou laou tis Makedonias, pigazi apo ta simferonta tonfthonon ke tromon pou prokali i aneksartisia tis.
I "Makellin" proerhete apo tin antidrasi Makedonikon filon, i opies apoteloun to olo sinolo tis legomenis , Ellinikis filis, i opia enonete me mia glossa ke grafi.
I glossa auti pou onomasthike Ellimiki ine anamfisvitita ke glossa ton Makedonon.
I"Makellin" sistathike os organosi istera apo 4 eti eudokimou proetimasias stis 8-4-1966.
To onoma pou dothike shimatizete apo to Makedon-Ellin sigkoptomeno se "MAK-E-LLIN".
I disheries pou ipirhan anagkasan tin organosi na ergazete krifa eos otou sigkentrosi ikana stelehi gia tin enishisi tou agona.
SKOPI MAS
Na dimiourgisoume ti Makedoniki aneksartiti kinotita se sinergasia me Panellinia O mospondia
Na sispirosoume tous Makedones ke katikous tis Makedonikis gis.
Na dimiourgisoume mia paradigmatiki kinotita.
Na diafotisoume tin kini gnomi pros to simferon tis anthropotitas.
SISTIMA DIIKISEOS
I organosi tis "Makellin" diikite apo ta paleotera idritika stelehi ke ta ikanotera ta opia ifistante dokimasies. M ena pirina pou sintonizi tis energies ton ipolipon pirinon ke onomazete.
DIIKITIKOS PIRIN 703 [o kodikos arithmos tou] ke tous igitores ton pirinon pou simetehoun stin psifisi apofaseon os pros tin ektelesi.
ENIMEROSI
Ta enimerotika filla ke prokiriksis os ke pan entipon prepi na feri ti sfragida tou D.P. paristosa ton kranoforo astera, os emvlima episis orizete ke o kraton 2 ofis aetos me kikliko stefano.
O D. PIRIN TIS MAKELLIN
[epete sfragis ke ipografes
Palin is NUTS

United States

#201 Nov 3, 2008
POOR OLD JOHN
Come next Wednesday AM, the senile old fool can go up to the White House, say his goodbyes to George Bush and Dick Cheney and then head home to Arizona to live off his rich wife in all their splendors - and console himself with what a "hero" he was - in his own mind.

Hell, he might even invite the Boomtown Babe down for some oral pleasure - after all, that MUST have been his objective in choosing her - certainly she possessed few other attributes - then ship her back home to Alaska so she can watch Russia beyond the tundra for the Republicans .

Have your last hurrahs - then go away, John - and quietly - today America needs REAL change and doers, not mavericks and frontier dancehall whores

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#202 Nov 3, 2008
Palin is NUTS wrote:
POOR OLD JOHN
Come next Wednesday AM, the senile old fool can go up to the White House, say his goodbyes to George Bush and Dick Cheney and then head home to Arizona to live off his rich wife in all their splendors - and console himself with what a "hero" he was - in his own mind.
Hell, he might even invite the Boomtown Babe down for some oral pleasure - after all, that MUST have been his objective in choosing her - certainly she possessed few other attributes - then ship her back home to Alaska so she can watch Russia beyond the tundra for the Republicans .
Have your last hurrahs - then go away, John - and quietly - today America needs REAL change and doers, not mavericks and frontier dancehall whores
Nothing like a loving liberal. Sarcasm off. Slick your are lower than a maggot.
Palin is NUTS

United States

#203 Nov 3, 2008
Aww you poor baby does the TRUTH hurt...??? Awwww..

Winkie Winkie...

LMAO
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing like a loving liberal. Sarcasm off. Slick your are lower than a maggot.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#204 Nov 3, 2008
Palin is NUTS wrote:
Aww you poor baby does the TRUTH hurt...??? Awwww..
Winkie Winkie...
LMAO
<quoted text>
No it does not hurt me at all. I just feel sorry for someone as yourself being so bitter. It must be a lonely existence sitting around blaming Bush for all that ails you.
Obama alein suport

Woodside, NY

#205 Nov 4, 2008
New Mexico hard pressed to maintain order as votes fear obamas new taxes and illegal outlawing of guns. Aleins clash with citizens.
&fe ature=related

Where you can find this film on DVD.
http://www.indieflix.com/Films/Roswell1847

Don't vote Obama Hes for ALIENS
Fabiolka

Tiranë, Albania

#206 Nov 4, 2008
I hate Zac Efron. He is so ugly.
UGLY UGLY...
cracker

Belleville, IL

#207 Nov 4, 2008
Political views are rooted in group think. It has nothing to do with biology.

It seems political views are influenced by peer pressure and location. Most of the inner cities all think Democrat. There is tremendous peer pressure in the black community to always vote Democrat, there are strong liberal tones in the churches. There is also peer pressure in other miniority groups. Then you have the tremendous pressure of those in unions, which always preach leftist Democrat propoganda. There is the peer pressure those people they work with and probably socialize with and or course this is heavily influenced by a weekly leftist union "newspaper" in the mail.

Then there is the family peer pressure. Children are indoctrinated into thier parents mindset and usually stay there for life. The old "I was born in a Democrat family, so I'm a Democrat" mentality.

Birds of a feather flock together. People of similar thought patterns are naturally drawn together whether its politics, religious or crime related.

Since: Nov 07

Great Bend, PA

#208 Nov 4, 2008
Obama alein suport wrote:
New Mexico hard pressed to maintain order as votes fear obamas new taxes and illegal outlawing of guns. Aleins clash with citizens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =K692bs_1yOEXX&feature=rel ated
Where you can find this film on DVD.
http://www.indieflix.com/Films/Roswell1847
Don't vote Obama Hes for ALIENS
Stop spamming the thread with your crap!

“RUN, FACISM IS COMMING!!!”

Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#209 Nov 5, 2008
Scott T wrote:
I visited my in-laws in 2004 which is where quite a bit of this information comes from. The rest came from research and the internet. While I was visiting in Germany the unemployment rate was 10.7%. Their real spending money had decreased by 25 to 30 percent. Their economy which at one time was the envy of Europe , was in a shambles ALL THIS TIME THE GERMAN MEDIA KEPT APPROVING OF THE WAY THE ECONOMY WAS PERFORMING.
In 2005, The Germans finally threw Gerhard Schroeder and his party out of office. It was estimated by some German economists that it will take 34 years to recover from the damage Schroeder's policies had caused .
Similar occurrences were taking place in France (under Chirac) where unemployment rose to 11.4% and there were riots in the streets. The French people finally threw him out of office too.
A famous man once said “People that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
If you do not believe this do your own research.
If you vote for Barack Obama and his economic policies, we are finished as an economic power, and your children and grandchildren will ask you why, what will you say?
I am sure that the Obamaman can trot out 15 economists to prove his plan can work, but let me remind you of what President Harry Truman said "If you take 360 economists and place them in a room, they will all face in a different direction..
I am not an economist and I am not a liar. OBAMA IS A LIAR
I am a concerned citizen worried about this country and the direction it is taking toward socialism. Socialism has failed in every democratic country that it was tried. It can only succeed in a dictatorship. Evidence: Venezuela and the erosion of freedoms in that country.
I have counted 214 changes in Obama's policies in the last 6 months as he changed them every time the American people did not favor his stand on an issue. No integrity, no morals, no honor, no ideas, PURE SOCIALIST.
Remember the old saying “be careful of what you wish for, you may get it."
I wish profoundly stupid and conflagratory people like you would leave the gene pool. Does that count?

“RUN, FACISM IS COMMING!!!”

Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#210 Nov 5, 2008
Blackinjun wrote:
<quoted text>
how do you christians justify the not bearing false witness?...
I WANT TO KNOW HOW CHRISTARDS JUSTIFY SUPPORTING WARLORD POS OIL BARONS?!?!?!?

I guess they don't listen to Jesus when it is inconvienient, eh?

("Love thy enemies" much you @#$%ing retards?)

“RUN, FACISM IS COMMING!!!”

Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#211 Nov 5, 2008
Truth wrote:
Both candidates voted for the obscene “bail-out” that was just stolen from our national treasury against the vocal wishes of 85% of Americans. The rhetoric has gone beyond empty—it is a vacuum that sucks rationality and critical thinking from the minds of a panicked public.
There was one candidate who actually represented “stopping the madness” in this election cycle: Ron Paul. His candidacy is over, thanks to a media black-out, but the movement he represents is in full swing. We at the Campaign for Liberty are trying to bring together third-party and independent voters from all across the spectrum. We want your help whether you are Green party, Constitution Party, Libertarian, or even a Democrat or Republican. We will be in your area soon, and we hope to talk about the things that really matter. The stakes have never been higher.
As happy as I am about the right taking a defeat, I admit, you may have a point. How about you third party folks begin with mayors and senators and such before you try to elect a president with no network to support him? Just my two cents. GL in 2012.

“RUN, FACISM IS COMMING!!!”

Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#212 Nov 5, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing like a loving liberal. Sarcasm off. Slick your are lower than a maggot.
No, actually, a wealthy bunch of elitist right wing POS are lower than maggots.

Perhaps John could crash another plane into the white (brown?) house as a last hurrah?

“RUN, FACISM IS COMMING!!!”

Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#213 Nov 5, 2008
cracker wrote:
Political views are rooted in group think. It has nothing to do with biology.
It seems political views are influenced by peer pressure and location. Most of the inner cities all think Democrat. There is tremendous peer pressure in the black community to always vote Democrat, there are strong liberal tones in the churches. There is also peer pressure in other miniority groups. Then you have the tremendous pressure of those in unions, which always preach leftist Democrat propoganda. There is the peer pressure those people they work with and probably socialize with and or course this is heavily influenced by a weekly leftist union "newspaper" in the mail.
Then there is the family peer pressure. Children are indoctrinated into thier parents mindset and usually stay there for life. The old "I was born in a Democrat family, so I'm a Democrat" mentality.
Birds of a feather flock together. People of similar thought patterns are naturally drawn together whether its politics, religious or crime related.
You make some great points. But it is like the nature vs. nurture arguements. Both sides have a point because both nature and nurture are opperant influences on humans. Just like the subject you are on about. If a "biological theory" fan tells you you are all wrong, he is merely selling his ideal. If you tell the same person they are all wrong, you are merely showing disdain of biological evidence and nothing else. Sorry, as usual, both nature and nurture have a point in the issue.
makellin 703

Athens, Greece

#215 Nov 6, 2008
peeveris makedonian armyonly for freedom makedonia DIETHNES DIKASTIRIO tis MENGKENIS koinotita LOUVRIS periohi dimou Tsotiliou KOZANIS Katadikastiki apofasi gia tin proedrevomeni koinovoleftiki tromokratia'tis ellen

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