Wednesday, June 15, 2005

It IS In My Blood!

And, in fact, then, there IS something wrong with their heads.

Heather Barbour over at Athene posts on an fascinating study published in the latest American Political Science Review claiming that genetics, not just socialization, may shape political attitudes. So perhaps all the nurturing in the world won't cure what's in Bush's faulty nature.

Barbour wonders, then, if stem cell research could cure political extremism.

Of course, if these findings are accurate, and we see a sudden uptick in Republican interest in stem cell research, I suggest panicking.

5 comments:

Jared said...

Does this mean we can expect to see a future where Pitney's "The Art of Political Warfare" has an updated chapter on biological warfare?

fnoppo said...

this explains quite a bit actually.

Heather barbour (Athene) said...

It does suggest that the long-term picture for Dems may rest on how quickly they can procreate. Didn't I read somewhere that Reps have more children than Ds? Something to think about...

cd said...

Good grief - that is true and now I'm having truly stomach-turning visions of what kind of pick-up lines will be employed at this summers Young Democrats of American Convention (in fantastic San Francisco - sign up today! www.ydabythebay.com).

Hey baby, what's say you and I go save the future of the party?

Ick.

jbl said...

You know what though - I know lots of Democrats whose parents are Republicans but maybe only one or two Republicans with Democrat parents.