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(Mother Jones)   Who's better at their gaydar, liberals or conservatives? Guess, go on, guess. You might be surprised   (motherjones.com) divider line 172
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2013-03-22 02:44:11 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Dr Dreidel: Conservatives make snap judgements, liberals assume there is more than meets the eye.

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GAY TRANSFORMERS!

ROBOTS IN DISGUISE IN THE CLOSET!


That's a gay gundam.
 
2013-03-22 02:44:20 PM

Dr Dreidel: Conservatives make snap judgements, liberals assume there is more than meets the eye.

// same as it ever was


lol look a few headlines down and read about cuomo's magazine ban in ny. they're having to alter the legislation because democrats crafted a law based on snap judgments that won't work in the real world.
 
2013-03-22 02:48:08 PM

skullkrusher: vernonFL: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

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It depends on the picture.

not sure why Rob came as the surprise that it did. Dude is basically responsible for the metal-leather connection and he just wanted an excuse to dress the way he did when he was old trolling for strange.


I thought he said in an interview that he started dressing that way to hint that he was gay.. but most people didn't get it, and even his straight fans started dressing like him.

(was just listening to some 2008 Judas Priest while I was out driving)
 
2013-03-22 02:48:19 PM

skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x297]
Looks straight, not

[www.metalinsider.net image 850x854]

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.


Heh, I can see my dad finding that in my room as a teenager and asking me why I'm listening to fag music.
 
2013-03-22 02:49:01 PM
I found out one of my co-workers was gay after knowing her for months and had no idea.  It's funny in retrospect, she wore rainbow earrings all the time, I even commented on them once.  She attended and participated in drag shows, was a member of some gay pride club, and we'd chat about gay issues and shiat all the time.  So yeah, my gaydar is farking terrible but it's probably because I don't care.
 
2013-03-22 02:50:33 PM

Alphax: skullkrusher: vernonFL: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

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It depends on the picture.

not sure why Rob came as the surprise that it did. Dude is basically responsible for the metal-leather connection and he just wanted an excuse to dress the way he did when he was old trolling for strange.

I thought he said in an interview that he started dressing that way to hint that he was gay.. but most people didn't get it, and even his straight fans started dressing like him.

(was just listening to some 2008 Judas Priest while I was out driving)


can't find the quote. I thought I remember something about being able to get away with it because of the subversive nature of metal or something like that.
I dunno, anyway, lots of old timey metallers were dressed like they were going to gay clubs without really knowing it and that is funny
 
2013-03-22 02:51:08 PM

brap: Gay, gay, gay, gay for pay, gayer, gayest, Gaylord Perry, Gay Divorcee, limp-wristed pantywaist, butch powerdom, gay, did him, did me, 50 Shades of Gay, twink, Slurpee Jones of Manlord Mountain,...


LEONARD BERNSTEIN
 
2013-03-22 02:51:41 PM

vernonFL: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

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It depends on the picture.


That is hilarious because when I was a kid all the toughest kids loved Judas Priest and wore the band's T-shirts.  They were considered very badass.  If you said the guys in that band were gay they would think you were on drugs and you would probably get a beating for suggesting it.  Donny Osmond, Rod Steward and Rene Simard (Quebec) were considered to be homosexual even though (I believe) are actually straight.

I remember thinking George Michael was straight.  That is how farked up my gaydar was.
 
2013-03-22 02:51:52 PM

make me some tea: skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x297]
Looks straight, not

[www.metalinsider.net image 850x854]

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.

Heh, I can see my dad finding that in my room as a teenager and asking me why I'm listening to fag music.


my Catholic mom was more troubled by Slayer but that came a little bit later
 
2013-03-22 02:52:25 PM

skozlaw: It's not a stereotype if it really is broadly true.


worst. rationalization. ever.

Multiple studies now have concluded that conservative thinking is dominated by low effort, fear, low IQ and now stereotyping.

ah yes, here comes the pseudo-science. 100 years ago it was phrenology and eugenics, now it's liberals ratfarking the scientific method for their own retarded political gains.
 
2013-03-22 02:52:35 PM

MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.


BS.  You can't be a Rapeublican leader without being in the closet.  Why do you think they use closed door meetings?  They're not about to let out their shoe choices to just anybody
 
2013-03-22 02:52:36 PM
Conservatives seem to elect a lot of gay-bashers who turn out to be secretly gay.  I'd say their "gaydar" is completely broken.
 
2013-03-22 02:53:12 PM

mrshowrules: vernonFL: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

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It depends on the picture.

That is hilarious because when I was a kid all the toughest kids loved Judas Priest and wore the band's T-shirts.  They were considered very badass.  If you said the guys in that band were gay they would think you were on drugs and you would probably get a beating for suggesting it.  Donny Osmond, Rod Steward and Rene Simard (Quebec) were considered to be homosexual even though (I believe) are actually straight.

I remember thinking George Michael was straight.  That is how farked up my gaydar was.


I think everyone thought GM was straight.
I remember thinking that Justin Bieber was gay. Turns out he's a lesbian so I was right, just in the wrong direction.
 
2013-03-22 02:53:15 PM
This follows the idea that everyone is racist, to an extent, but you're only defined as racist if you actually use these preconceived notions in your dealings with people.
 
2013-03-22 02:53:49 PM

MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.


I hate to say this, but sadly, there are people who let their sexual orientation define them. Not so much me (it's like number 30 of the terms I'd use to define myself), but it is frustrating and kind of sad to see people who really do define themselves by their sexuality. That said, there are plenty of gays who you'd never pick out of a line up because we're 8-6 workers, hockey loving, beer drinking, not giving a f*ck about fashion, snowboarding, mountain biking gays... it was kind of weird the other day I was having a conversation about CO's civil unions bill with a friend of mine and he said "I don't really care one way or the other, I mean, I don't even know anyone who is gay... not because I don't like gays, but because here in the mountains I guess it just doesn't appeal to them or whatever." Of course, he's saying this to me... and I've been with the same guy for a couple years now, so the civil unions bill very much effects me. There are times where I know I shouldn't really share every aspect about me (not relevant to the conversations), but there are also times where I just want people to know that not all gay people are in parades, watching project runway, or club kids.
 
2013-03-22 02:56:13 PM

the_dude_abides: ah yes, here comes the pseudo-science. 100 years ago it was phrenology and eugenics, now it's liberals ratfarking the scientific method for their own retarded political gains.


Yes because republicans are so good at things like math and science
 
2013-03-22 02:57:29 PM

brap: Gay, gay, gay, gay for pay, gayer, gayest, Gaylord Perry, Gay Divorcee, limp-wristed pantywaist, butch powerdom, gay, did him, did me, 50 Shades of Gay, twink, Slurpee Jones of Manlord Mountain,...


i221.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-22 02:57:55 PM

mrshowrules: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

This.  I'm married and faithful (not on the prowl).  I could really care less what anyone's sexuality is.


How much less could you care, pray tell?
 
2013-03-22 02:59:10 PM
As a woman, I can't pick out a lesbian to save my life. I don't care if women are gay...at all.  As for men, my capacity for caring extends only insomuch as I feel guilty when i find out i am lusting after a gay man.
 
2013-03-22 03:00:18 PM

skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.


The point wasn't really to see if gaydar is real.  They were actually investigating differences in cognitive biases between liberals and conservatives.  Ambiguous categories was a requirement, gay/straight was an easy one to pick.  Otherwise, you're right, identifying sexuality using just a picture is kind of hard (or impossible).

Cheers.

//lousy science reporting continues to be the norm.  At least they try, so there's that.
 
2013-03-22 03:04:05 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Dr Dreidel: Conservatives make snap judgements, liberals assume there is more than meets the eye.

[curiosidadesnanet.com image 700x545]

GAY TRANSFORMERS!

ROBOTS IN DISGUISE IN THE CLOSET!


That's Gundam, lets not go there on this topic..... to many Fangirls with Fanfics....
 
2013-03-22 03:04:19 PM

Brian_of_Nazareth: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

The point wasn't really to see if gaydar is real.  They were actually investigating differences in cognitive biases between liberals and conservatives.  Ambiguous categories was a requirement, gay/straight was an easy one to pick.  Otherwise, you're right, identifying sexuality using just a picture is kind of hard (or impossible).

Cheers.

//lousy science reporting continues to be the norm.  At least they try, so there's that.


headline says gaydar. headline on TFA says gaydar.  gaydar requires more than just looking at someone's face so it really isn't about gaydar at all
 
2013-03-22 03:05:59 PM
So basically when liberals stop thinking they become conservative?
 
2013-03-22 03:06:59 PM
Gaydar is what people used back in the 80's.


These days we use Homometers (Ho-mom-iter).  It will give you a much more accurate reading.
 
2013-03-22 03:07:07 PM
FTFA: Overall, in the study as in the real world, there was indeed a moderate correlation between more "feminine" male faces and being gay. That doesn't mean this relationship holds up in all individuals, but it's true as a statistical average across large numbers of people.

I wonder if that's because the "feminine" male faces have less social factors repressing them.
 
2013-03-22 03:07:39 PM

Rapmaster2000: My gaydar detects gays 100% of the time.  I do this by assuming that everyone is gay.


Pretty much this.  If the GOP things that every guy is gay, then they'll identify the gays 100% of the time.
 
2013-03-22 03:09:21 PM

TheBigJerk: FTFA: Overall, in the study as in the real world, there was indeed a moderate correlation between more "feminine" male faces and being gay. That doesn't mean this relationship holds up in all individuals, but it's true as a statistical average across large numbers of people.

I wonder if that's because the "feminine" male faces have less social factors repressing them.


como?
 
2013-03-22 03:11:59 PM

Ambivalence: As a woman, I can't pick out a lesbian to save my life. I don't care if women are gay...at all.  As for men, my capacity for caring extends only insomuch as I feel guilty when i find out i am lusting after a gay man.


In college, it became a running joke with a friend and I - I'd be chatting up some cute girl at a party, my friend would come up to me later and say "You know she's gay, right? Yep, big ol' dyke." More often than not, my friend had also already hooked up/slept with her.

Don't feel guilty. Feel angry because they inadvertently wasted your time.

// not really, I just kept complaining that I had no gaydar
// might also have hurt the numbers that I went to lots of Rocky Horror parties
 
2013-03-22 03:12:28 PM

skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x297]
Looks straight, not

[www.metalinsider.net image 850x854]

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.

Heh, I can see my dad finding that in my room as a teenager and asking me why I'm listening to fag music.

my Catholic mom was more troubled by Slayer but that came a little bit later


My mother was really disturbed by finding a Skid Row CD box in the dumpster. She must've thought I was getting into devil worship.
 
2013-03-22 03:13:01 PM

skullkrusher: Brian_of_Nazareth: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

The point wasn't really to see if gaydar is real.  They were actually investigating differences in cognitive biases between liberals and conservatives.  Ambiguous categories was a requirement, gay/straight was an easy one to pick.  Otherwise, you're right, identifying sexuality using just a picture is kind of hard (or impossible).

Cheers.

//lousy science reporting continues to be the norm.  At least they try, so there's that.

headline says gaydar. headline on TFA says gaydar.  gaydar requires more than just looking at someone's face so it really isn't about gaydar at all


I understand that, just thought you might find a bit more meat discussing the fact that the science underlying the article actually suggests simply that conservatives use a lazier method of thinking.  That's got to be worth a bag of popcorn on the politics tab.

Cheers.

//Getting bored with the same old topics, trying to see what else we got
 
2013-03-22 03:13:21 PM

make me some tea: skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x297]
Looks straight, not

[www.metalinsider.net image 850x854]

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.

Heh, I can see my dad finding that in my room as a teenager and asking me why I'm listening to fag music.

my Catholic mom was more troubled by Slayer but that came a little bit later

My mother was really disturbed by finding a Skid Row CD box in the dumpster. She must've thought I was getting into devil worship.


when in reality you were just worshipping shiatty music :)

/I keed
//guilty myself... to this day actually
///Skid Row was one of the better hair metal bands of the day
 
2013-03-22 03:13:34 PM

firefly212: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

I hate to say this, but sadly, there are people who let their sexual orientation define them. Not so much me (it's like number 30 of the terms I'd use to define myself), but it is frustrating and kind of sad to see people who really do define themselves by their sexuality. That said, there are plenty of gays who you'd never pick out of a line up because we're 8-6 workers, hockey loving, beer drinking, not giving a f*ck about fashion, snowboarding, mountain biking gays... it was kind of weird the other day I was having a conversation about CO's civil unions bill with a friend of mine and he said "I don't really care one way or the other, I mean, I don't even know anyone who is gay... not because I don't like gays, but because here in the mountains I guess it just doesn't appeal to them or whatever." Of course, he's saying this to me... and I've been with the same guy for a couple years now, so the civil unions bill very much effects me. There are times where I know I shouldn't really share every aspect about me (not relevant to the conversations), but there are also times where I just want people to know that not all gay people are in parades, watching project runway, or club kids.


I really don't understand this mindset you express here.  Anyone I meet that seems worth cultivating any kind of social relationship with is going to find out that I am gay, sooner rather than later.  If someone is going to have an issue with it, I'd rather find out immediately than to waste time and energy on a bigot.

How much a friend of yours could he possibly be if he doesn't know that about you?   Do you seriously never talk about anything that might possibly hint that you have someone you have been with for a couple years?  Or do you lie about it?  I get not wanting your sexuality defining yourself, but I would think who you lovewould make up a large enough chunk, that hiding it or lying about it is just too damned much work.   At least with someone that you define as a friend.
 
2013-03-22 03:13:54 PM
I was surprised that some of my military friends seem to have no gaydar at all, at least when looking at fellow service men and women. I spent a year in a service school recently where we had a number of gay/lesbian airmen and one gay civilian. They didn't  advertise (DADT still). Interestingly, the most anti-gay guys seemed to be the most oblivious.

Years later, with DADT dead, one of my classmates is adamant there were no gays in our section. I'm not sure how you explain it but likely in his mind it was all the symbols and trappings of the military, sort a manly man's world, all those visuals overrode other stimuli.
 
2013-03-22 03:14:09 PM

Brian_of_Nazareth: skullkrusher: Brian_of_Nazareth: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

The point wasn't really to see if gaydar is real.  They were actually investigating differences in cognitive biases between liberals and conservatives.  Ambiguous categories was a requirement, gay/straight was an easy one to pick.  Otherwise, you're right, identifying sexuality using just a picture is kind of hard (or impossible).

Cheers.

//lousy science reporting continues to be the norm.  At least they try, so there's that.

headline says gaydar. headline on TFA says gaydar.  gaydar requires more than just looking at someone's face so it really isn't about gaydar at all

I understand that, just thought you might find a bit more meat discussing the fact that the science underlying the article actually suggests simply that conservatives use a lazier method of thinking.  That's got to be worth a bag of popcorn on the politics tab.

Cheers.

//Getting bored with the same old topics, trying to see what else we got


I think we've exhausted the "conservatives and intellectually lazy and stupid" angle
 
2013-03-22 03:16:38 PM

James F. Campbell: mrshowrules: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

This.  I'm married and faithful (not on the prowl).  I could really care less what anyone's sexuality is.

How much less could you care, pray tell?


I'm just overly preoccupied with it and I think it would be healthier if I cared less.
 
2013-03-22 03:18:04 PM

Rav Tokomi: So basically when liberals stop thinking they become conservative?


Exhibit A: those wild college friends who marry and have kids and now tolerate nothing in the way of sex, drugs, alcohol, or rap videos.
 
2013-03-22 03:20:37 PM

edmo: Rav Tokomi: So basically when liberals stop thinking they become conservative?

Exhibit A: those wild college friends who marry and have kids and now tolerate nothing in the way of sex, drugs, alcohol, or rap videos.


Parenthood makes people stupid. It's true.
 
2013-03-22 03:26:00 PM

Alphakronik: Gaydar is what people used back in the 80's.


These days we use Homometers (Ho-mom-iter).  It will give you a much more accurate reading.


I believe there is a smart phone app for that.
 
2013-03-22 03:27:10 PM

FirstNationalBastard: edmo: Rav Tokomi: So basically when liberals stop thinking they become conservative?

Exhibit A: those wild college friends who marry and have kids and now tolerate nothing in the way of sex, drugs, alcohol, or rap videos.

Parenthood makes people stupid. It's true.


really? that's your take? that when they were in college and drinking and having sex and doing drugs they were smart? and now that they're trying to act responsibly because they have a family, they're stupid?
 
2013-03-22 03:27:36 PM

skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x297]
Looks straight, not

[www.metalinsider.net image 850x854]

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.


I find that absolutely hilarious too.
 
2013-03-22 03:28:38 PM
My guess is that a brain that leans conservative is also hardwired to separate people in neat, cut-and-dry us-and-them categories.
 
2013-03-22 03:29:42 PM
Pictures of just faces = Fail
50/50 sample = Fail

Make the sample 10% gay like the population and show people in a common interaction like walking up to a counter and ordering coffee or fast food.
 
2013-03-22 03:30:17 PM
There is a certain look about the samers. Most of the Obama administration and the people he promoted are queer. Just sayin. But that is part of the reason he was pretending to be against the samer weddings for the first few years. When you are all about homo, like Obama, you need some policy to disguise the fact.
 
2013-03-22 03:30:41 PM

make me some tea: "When the researchers ran the study again with one key modification, they were able to come up with an intriguing answer to this question. This time around, roughly half of the test subjects were required to remember a bit of gibberish-"7T4$RF%"-and type it in after every five faces that they saw. Obviously, this exercise is highly distracting-and that's precisely the point. It took up thinking bandwidth-and when thus distracted, liberals behaved just as the conservatives had in the first study. Now, they too relied on gender stereotypes to decide whether individuals were gay or straight.

In other words, it appears that liberals and conservatives alike snap to initial, stereotypical judgments about a person's sexual persuasion based on facial features. But liberals then engage in a more elaborate thinking process and often adjust their views away from the stereotype-at least when they're not distracted."

Now THAT is interesting.


I'll say. I thought that subby was gay while I was figuring out my taxes, but now I think I'll introduce him to my sister.
 
2013-03-22 03:31:18 PM

skullkrusher: when in reality you were just worshipping shiatty music :)

/I keed
//guilty myself... to this day actually
///Skid Row was one of the better hair metal bands of the day


lulz

I still find it listenable, even though I haven't listened to it in a long time.
 
2013-03-22 03:32:52 PM

the_dude_abides: FirstNationalBastard: edmo: Rav Tokomi: So basically when liberals stop thinking they become conservative?

Exhibit A: those wild college friends who marry and have kids and now tolerate nothing in the way of sex, drugs, alcohol, or rap videos.

Parenthood makes people stupid. It's true.

really? that's your take? that when they were in college and drinking and having sex and doing drugs they were smart? and now that they're trying to act responsibly because they have a family, they're stupid?


No, because they've turned 180 degrees and decided that everything they were doing and had no problems with before spitting out a dependent or two should now be banned for the safety of their crotch droppings... that doesn't make them responsible, it makes them shiatty parents who don't want to parent, and stupid.

/and what's so dumb about drinking, sex, and recreational drugs, especially in college?
 
2013-03-22 03:33:31 PM

AliceBToklasLives: barneyfifesbullet: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.

True, if I have interpreted you statement correctly ("what you are" = "what you are")


www.math.pitt.edu

Agrees.
 
2013-03-22 03:34:37 PM

Selena Luna: skullkrusher: make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x297]
Looks straight, not

[www.metalinsider.net image 850x854]

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.

I find that absolutely hilarious too.


my mom pissed her pants for about 2 minutes and in between laughs managed a "THAT'S ANOTHER ONE HE LISTENS TO!"
Then my grandma told my mom that she'd pray for me.
 
2013-03-22 03:36:21 PM

pdee: Pictures of just faces = Fail
50/50 sample = Fail

Make the sample 10% gay like the population and show people in a common interaction like walking up to a counter and ordering coffee or fast food.


Something simple like getting a coffee would make more sense.
 
2013-03-22 03:37:42 PM

the_dude_abides: namatad: this adjusting of views is exactly what we liberals claim is the difference between us and the gops. this adjusting views, or critical thinking is also why we turn away from religion and conservatism. we want re-evaluate the world and make changes and improvements. they dont want to think.

so you're saying that liberals are better critical thinkers than conservatives because you don't stereotype. and then you proceed to stereotype conservatives. brilliant.


No, the study basically found that if you cause liberals to do additional mental tasks above what a republican has to then they think at about the same level.  So in other words:  Republicans are as dumb normally as a liberally that is already thinking about something + what the Republican is thinking about.

Funny how a test about Gaydar proves previous assertions that Republicans on average are dumber than liberals.
 
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