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Old 12-29-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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This is no surprise, especially after 8 years of fearmongering from the neoconservatives and their supporters.

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain | Raw Story
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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progressives only fear two things,,,sucessfulness and freedom
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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This is no surprise, especially after 8 years of fearmongering from the neoconservatives and their supporters.

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain | Raw Story
I was going to say, how could this be even remotely surprising? I guess when one continually exercise that fear center, it grows?
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Of course we're more fearful -we have to contend with progressives ; they'd give King Kong the willies!
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: The South
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This is no surprise, especially after 8 years of fearmongering from the neoconservatives and their supporters.

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain | Raw Story
I agree! just look at all of the "OMFG" threads posted by these wack jobs.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Now is this real or just a joke of a web site, like onion?
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I found the article very funny in that an abstract (political affiliation) which changes as you age correlates to your brain.

So all the enhanced TSA/DHS actions are conservative based ?
So why aren't the libs all up in arms about it ?

From the OP link:
If the study is confirmed, it could give us the first medical explanation for why conservatives tend to be more receptive to threats of terrorism, for example, than liberals. And it may help to explain why conservatives like to plan based on the worst-case scenario, while liberals tend towards rosier outlooks.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Now is this real or just a joke of a web site, like onion?
I don't know, but if I were you, I'd be afraid of it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I noticed that the article freely mixes "Conservative" with "conservative".
They are not the same.

I'm conservative but not a Conservative.
Make the article just that more less credible.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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This is no surprise, especially after 8 years of fearmongering from the neoconservatives and their supporters.

Study: Conservatives have larger ‘fear center’ in brain | Raw Story
You know what else has been attributed to having a larger amygdala?

These news stories say people with larger amygdalas have a very active social life and lots of friends.

Conservatives have more friends than Progressives? If you're living in fear would you have more friends or tend to socially isolate?

One of these stories is politically driven and designed to be polarizing... I don't think I have to say which article that is. Throw it on the scrap heap of political propaganda.

How to Win Friends: Have a Big Amygdala? – TIME Healthland

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/1012....2010.699.html
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