April 26, 2012

Are Republicans Genetically Inferior?

Berezow & Campbell, RealClearBooks


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Are Republicans genetically inferior to Democrats? That might sound like a preposterous question, but essentially that is the thesis of Chris Mooney's latest book The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science -- and Reality.

In a recent article, Mooney summarizes his case. "[I]t often seems there are so many factually wrong claims on the political right that those who make them live in a different reality." He continues, "So here's an idea: Maybe they actually do. And maybe we can look to science itself...to help understand why it is that they view the world so differently."

Translation: Republicans are stupid and there has to be a biological explanation for it.

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TAGGED: Evolution, Politics, Neuroscience, Genetics, Chris Mooney, Republicans, Eugenics, Book Reviews

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