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Some Very Political Science

slung Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 5:43 PM
"A new study suggests intense hostility toward homosexuals may be linked to a repressed same-sex attraction, combined with an authoritarian upbringing." When are they going to do the study that shows "intense promotion toward homosexuals may be linked to a repressed same-sex attraction..."? We all work with people who go on and on about how happy they are that gay people can now marry, etc. and we're supposed to ignore the obvious reason. A friend's ex-wife told him when they have kids she wanted to give the girls trucks and the boys dolls. His response: "So you want our kids to be gay?" She now lives with her lesbian lover.

The news is stuffed with "studies" in which "experts" tell us how we should behave. One recently found that conservatives have lost their trust in science over the last 40 years. That's probably because the very political academics of science are routinely summoned to prove the right-wingers are not only wrong but dangerously wrong and not just dangerously wrong but evil, too.

These studies are laughable.

First, there was the study purporting to prove that conservatism appeals to low-intelligence racists "who have trouble grasping the complexity of the world." Then there was the scientific study that parents should...