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  •  It's culture not genetics. (2+ / 0-)
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    "I have to go... There are two gay men knocking on my door asking me if I need any abortions or marijuana. Diary, this may be my last entry" Facebook hysteria after 2012 election

    by pitbullgirl65 on Sat May 04, 2013 at 07:29:31 AM PDT

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    •  not so sure about that (4+ / 0-)
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      Eileen B, rserven, OldDragon, mdmslle

      Some people may very well be genetically predisposed to prefer to be low information and authoritarian.

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Sat May 04, 2013 at 08:39:18 AM PDT

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    •  Culture may reinforce it.... (4+ / 0-)
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      rserven, OldDragon, elginblt, mdmslle

      ....but I do believe there is an authoritarian gene.  These hateful behaviors would have significant survival value in a primitive hunter-gatherer or nomadic herder society where you want ALL the men fertilizing ALL the women to maximize the population.

      There is no doubt, however, that conservative culture - which is designed to keep us fragmented - reinforces the genetic tendency geometrically.

      See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare, See the gentry in the country riding out to take the air. ~~Gordon Lightfoot, "Don Quixote"

      by Panama Pete on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:59:40 AM PDT

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