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    Default Holy Crap! Liberalism REALLY Is A Mental Disorder!



    A genetic mental disorder...

    Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'
    October 28, 2010

    Study conducted by researchers at UCSD, Harvard

    Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults' political leanings.

    According to scientists at UC San Diego and Harvard University, "ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4." That and how many friends you had during high school.

    The study was led by UCSD's James Fowler and focused on 2,000 subjects from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Scientists matched the subjects' genetic information with "maps" of their social networks. According to researchers, they determined that people "with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults." However, the, subjects were only more likely to have leanings to the left if they were also socially active during adolescence.

    "It is the crucial interaction of two factors -- the genetic predisposition and the environmental condition of having many friends in adolescence -- that is associated with being more liberal, according to the study.

    "These findings suggest that political affiliation is not based solely on the kind of social environment people experience, said Fowler, who is a professor of political science and medical genetics.

    The researchers also said their findings held true no matter what the ethnicity, culture, sex or age of the subjects were.
    Now here's where it gets interesting. From Wiki:
    The dopamine receptor D4 is a G protein-coupled receptor encoded by the DRD4 gene.[1] As with other dopamine receptor subtypes, the D4 receptor is activated by the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is linked to many neurological and psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, Parkinsons disease, bipolar disorder, addictive behaviors including sex addiction, and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. It has also been linked with novelty seeking and liberalism [2]. It is a target for drugs which treat schizophrenia and Parkinson disease.
    Savage was right all along!

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    Default Re: Holy Crap! Liberalism REALLY Is A Mental Disorder!

    So most of us had few friends in HS then right?

    Sounds about right.
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    Default Re: Holy Crap! Liberalism REALLY Is A Mental Disorder!

    I had 3-4 close friends and probably 10 good acquaintances and probably 150 "guys I know and hang out with infrequently" during adolescence.

    Basically this explains why cities are so liberal. All the inbreeding of liberals and exposure to lots of people. I grew up in a small rural area. My entire high school, 9-12 had 250-300 people.
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    I had like... three friends.

    Maybe two. One of them frequents this site.


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    Default Re: Holy Crap! Liberalism REALLY Is A Mental Disorder!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Ruck View Post
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    A genetic mental disorder...

    Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

    Now here's where it gets interesting. From Wiki:

    Savage was right all along!
    This came from Wiki, but I have heard Savage say this:

    He holds master's degrees in medical botany and medical anthropology and he earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine. As Michael Weiner, he has written books on herbal medicine and homeopathy.
    Last edited by Backstop; October 28th, 2010 at 21:37. Reason: Death by Board Code

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