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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 08:04:29 PM

the_dude_abides: aaaaaaaand cue the word games... cmon, explain to me how you didn't mean stupid when you said "inferior brain structure" lol


Brain structure affects many, many attributes aside from intelligence.
 
2013-03-22 08:12:55 PM

skozlaw: the_dude_abides: aaaaaaaand cue the word games... cmon, explain to me how you didn't mean stupid when you said "inferior brain structure" lol

Brain structure affects many, many attributes aside from intelligence.


I agree. That conservatives are stupid is aside from the point and was not at all implied.
 
2013-03-22 08:21:43 PM

Ablejack: I agree. That conservatives are stupid is aside from the point and was not at all implied.


citation needed
 
2013-03-22 08:33:16 PM

impaler: I'm saying it's Republicans vs Non-Republicans, and the Republicans don't have facts and science on their side. This isn't a provable statement, it's a disprovable one.


so you don't need to prove it because it doesn't FEEL false

sounds an awful lot like the religious right lol
 
2013-03-22 08:55:04 PM

the_dude_abides: impaler: I'm saying it's Republicans vs Non-Republicans, and the Republicans don't have facts and science on their side. This isn't a provable statement, it's a disprovable one.

so you don't need to prove it because it doesn't FEEL false

sounds an awful lot like the religious right lol


No. "X doesn't have Y" can be disproved, not proven. You can't prove a negative.

It's basic logic. Has nothing to do with feeling.
 
2013-03-22 09:12:24 PM
i appreciate you clearing that up for all us cro-mags... so let's get back to:

If it's Republicans vs Non-Republicans, then 'yes.' One side has facts and science as a matter of course.

still waiting for proof
 
2013-03-22 09:23:41 PM

the_dude_abides: i appreciate you clearing that up for all us cro-mags... so let's get back to:

If it's Republicans vs Non-Republicans, then 'yes.' One side has facts and science as a matter of course.

still waiting for proof


Evolution, global warming, abstinence only education, labor department statistics,

Math

This website with a Miami GOP registrant.
www.rumproast.com
 
2013-03-22 09:36:37 PM
that's your idea of proof? that's just a list of issues with no specifics
 
2013-03-22 09:59:35 PM

the_dude_abides: that's your idea of proof? that's just a list of issues with no specifics


If you're unfamiliar with those topics, and the GOP's stance on them, I can't even begin to teach you in a fark thread.

Start with wiki.
 
2013-03-22 10:09:39 PM

impaler: If you're unfamiliar with those topics, and the GOP's stance on them, I can't even begin to teach you in a fark thread.

Start with wiki.


lol right, it's soooooo self evident that you can't be bothered to explain... it's always the same thing with you dummies

libs: "we are the party of facts and truth and stuff!"
me: "ok so prove the point to me with facts and science"
libs: "we don't need to prove it! me and my friends and all the people at dailykos know we're right!"

i'm not asking because i don't know... i'm asking because YOU don't know
 
2013-03-22 10:12:02 PM
and please be specific... cite facts directly, not op-ed articles like your buddy skozlaw did
 
2013-03-22 11:35:20 PM

the_dude_abides: Ablejack: I agree. That conservatives are stupid is aside from the point and was not at all implied.

citation needed


Good point. I thought I was just kidding about conservatives being stupid, but you showed me.
 
2013-03-23 12:28:23 AM

the_dude_abides: lol right, it's soooooo self evident that you can't be bothered to explain... it's always the same thing with you dummies


So because I know the well known stance of Republicans on Evolution, global warming, abstinence only education, labor department statistics, and math, and how the facts and science disagree with them, means I'm dumb?

Do you even know what the word "dumb" means? Because it seems to be the opposite of its actual meaning.

Basic run down
Republicans support:
abstinence only education.

Facts and science are against it.

Republicans are against:
Evolution
global warming
labor department statistics
math

Facts and science are support them.

Source www.google.com

Stop being obtuse, Republican. (but that would make you not Republican... so)
 
2013-03-23 12:32:31 AM

skullkrusher: 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?


If you're already too pretty to be accepted by the football and brats crowd, mayhaps you'll not have as much peer pressure to be terrified of "Teh Gay" and catching it, and therefore more likely to hide in the closet.  While the pretty-faced kid who was chased into art class has less constant reinforcement that male attraction is the worst thing ever, and rarely gets it from people he respects or cares about.

I'm just hypothesizing.
 
2013-03-23 02:11:04 AM

rufus-t-firefly: barneyfifesbullet must be a liberal.


Well, it did vote for Al Gore.
 
2013-03-23 03:01:21 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Suggestively eat clams?


I read this 2 hours ago and I'm still chuckling about it.
 
2013-03-23 04:24:32 AM

log_jammin: FirstNationalBastard: Suggestively eat clams?

I read this 2 hours ago and I'm still chuckling about it.


I'm stealing it for use in real life. No, seriously.
 
2013-03-23 07:30:16 AM
Conservatives rely entirely on superficial appearances? That must be why they're always the ones getting "fooled" by transvestites. And why it seems to be their greatest fear.

"He was wearing LIPSTICK, for chrissakes! How was I supposed to know?"
 
2013-03-23 10:11:36 AM

the_dude_abides: - study 3: direct quote from article


That's basically saying "even when there is a correlation, there can be outliers from the main distribution tendency". Just like if you meet a random American black woman, the odds are relatively high that she favors the Democrats not the Republicans... but Condi Rice gives an existence proof that there do exist some black women who are also Republican.

impaler: I'm saying it's Republicans vs Non-Republicans, and the Republicans don't have facts and science on their side.

the_dude_abides: so again I ask: do you think that's solid proof of your argument that republicans are stupider than democrats?


That's being careless, by the way; the correlations are more directly to "conservative versus liberal" than "republican versus democrat". Even that somewhat oversimplifies.

Still, you might track down doi:10.1016/j.intell.2010.12.001 at a local institutional library. (That's a subscription link, I'm afraid.) Or see what studies you can turn up for yourself in Google Scholar; there's quite a few. The tendency isn't particularly pronounced, but statistically significant.

You can also look at some of the complexities using the General Social Survey data, if you're inclined to play around yourself. WORDSUM is from a short verbal intelligence test, DEGREE handles education, POLVIEWS and PARTYID are political orientation and party. There's a codebook, which you can search for other items of interest. The 2012 data isn't available by that interface yet, but 1972-2010 is enough to help get a feel.
 
2013-03-23 05:12:04 PM
Do gay people have straidars?
 
2013-03-23 08:47:19 PM
*reads article*

So, a conservative mindset is more prone towards making snap judgements and stereotyping according to a new study?

That's not really a "surprise" per se.
 
2013-03-24 03:41:18 AM
Ahhh.  Another bullshiat MJ article.
 
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