Knew it all along

January 24th, 2006

So a recent study out of Emory University has figured out what we should have known all along. Democrats and Republicans are never going to agree. Why you ask? Well, it seems that extremely politically polarized individuals don’t think rationally. fMRI scans of the brains of decidedly Democrat or Republican individuals who saw pictures of politicians and bits of speeches before the 2004 election showed that the people used the emotional centers of the brain rather than those areas associated with reasoning.

Hence, the reason why the two political parties will never agree on anything… they don’t actually think about anything. It’s all about how we feel.

The question I have to ask is whether this makes Independents more reasonable people politically. Food for thought.

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