April 12, 2012

How Genetics Influences Our Politics

Chris Mooney, CNN Light Years


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Is it possible that, as children, we’re already either “liberal” or “conservative”? Do we actually have at least some elements of a nascent ideology well before we even know what that means?

In the 1882 comic opera Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullivan planted precisely this idea - long before there was any science to back it up.

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TAGGED: Liberals, Conservatives, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Politics, Genetics

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