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Republicans Have Bad Brains?

Neale2 Wrote: May 03, 2012 9:45 AM
Neuroscience is a discipline in its infancy. It uses reverse inference to postulate relationships between brain function and cognitive regionalization. The vast majority of articles in the popular press grossly overestimate the state of the science and essentially what is knowable. The brain has over 100 billion neurons, each making 10,000 connections with other neurons, making the number of interconnections rival the number of objects in the universe. To make the claims that a few people who self report a political affinity show a tiny difference is a test measured with a stopwatch can be extrapolated to broad populations gross ignorance or dishonesty or both.

"They do that because they were born that way."

If you say that about homosexuals, you are tolerant and realistic. If you say it about blacks, you are racist (unless you're black yourself). If you say it about women, you may or may not be sexist, depending on who is manning (er, womanning) the feminist battle stations. If you say it about men, you just might be a writer for Esquire. But if you say it about conservatives, you're a scientist.

Over the past decade, a new fad has taken hold among academics and liberal journalists: call it the new science...