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  •  Agreed, for the most part. There is a correlation (0+ / 0-)

    not a proven link, but a documented correlation, between people who are not, um, intellectually rigorous, and early onset of dementia, including Alzheimer's.

    I think we can agree that Mittens' Harvard enrollment and degrees are due much more to his family and those entitlements than his intellectual prowess. Basically, he's at least lazy intellectually and worked only as hard as he had to to get what he wanted, money & the power that went with it.

    I think the conservative brain also turns away from the complexity that overwhelms it and actively tries to deny that complexity and simplify to the point where they can deal with things rather than acknowledge that they aren't up to the task of comprehending. And perhaps that habit of turning away prunes neurons faster than would otherwise happen. I don't know. As an aside, and, gee I don't know why this most often occurs to me when dealing with conservative brains, but I always loved Einstein's quote about making things as simple as possible, but no simpler. ;-)

    Hugs to your FIL.

    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

    by FarWestGirl on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 12:42:43 PM PDT

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