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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ideology is Genetic

So claims this article:

So far, the political connection has relied on studies by Lindon Eaves, professor of human genetics and psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. About 8,000 sets of identical and fraternal twins answered a series of questions on topics such as school prayer, nuclear power, women’s liberation and the death penalty. Identical twins, who share their entire genetic code, answered more similarly than fraternal twins, who are no more similar than non-twin siblings.

I totally believe this to be true. Except that it probably has more to do with intelligence rather than some other trait. Liberals generally have stupid ideas, therefore it doesn't surprise me that more stupid people are liberals.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Hormonal imbalances may also play a role, as may physical brain abnormalities.

9:59 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger festivus said...

"Physical brain abnormalities" like those that seem to be a requirement for membership in the DFL?

10:39 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

Conservatives have more kids. Discuss implications.

11:33 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

It is ironic that conservatives have more children. Conservatives are more responsible; they are planners. They are conservative. On the other hand, just the families of Pencil and SSC skew the numbers much higher.

6:21 AM, November 03, 2006  
Blogger Dan tdaxp said...

This is a manual trackback.

I enjoyed your comments on the article, and replied on my own blog. This issue is also being discussed on digg.

1:36 PM, November 03, 2006  

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