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Thread: Conservative? Liberal? Genetics may be the answer why.

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    Conservative? Liberal? Genetics may be the answer why.

    Political Views May Be Genetically Influenced, Twin Study Shows

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 6, 2008) — Research by Rice University professor of political science John Alford indicates that what is on one's mind about politics may be influenced by how people are wired genetically.

    Alford, who has researched this topic for a number of years, and his team analyzed data from political opinions of more than 12,000 twins in the United States and supplemented it with findings from twins in Australia. Alford found that identical twins were more likely to agree on political issues than were fraternal twins.
    Alford believes that political scientists are too quick to dismiss genetics; rather, he believes genetics should be studied and taught along with social-environment influences.

    "It has been proven that genetics plays a role in a myriad of different human interaction and makeup," said Alford. "Why should we exclude political beliefs and attitudes?"
    Finally putting "real" science into poltical science. Given the advances in genetics, someday the doctor might ask "Do you want a blue or red baby?".
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    Is there a dumb gene, cause this guy just might have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphan7 View Post
    Is there a dumb gene, cause this guy just might have it.
    well..technically there probably is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphan7 View Post
    Is there a dumb gene, cause this guy just might have it.
    How about the Capt Obvious discovery that "An astounding 4/5 of identical twins shared the same opinion.......on the issue of property taxes".
    ....and maybe damn near everything else?
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    "Cure AIDS?", "Nah, lets treat ED and determine if political affilations are somehow encoded in our genes"
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    Shouldn't this thread be in the Political Forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FINintheMOON View Post
    Shouldn't this thread be in the Political Forum?
    So far it's okay here. The initial subject is science in nature. Hopefully, it stays that way.

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    I don't buy it. Both of my parents were New Deal Democrats, and I came out about as right wing as you could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finswin56 View Post
    So far it's okay here. The initial subject is science in nature. Hopefully, it stays that way.
    So do I but based on the last posts... It is taking a turn for the worse...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbs3009 View Post
    I don't buy it. Both of my parents were New Deal Democrats, and I came out about as right wing as you could be.
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