Some scientists claim to have discovered the “liberal gene.” Of course you and I know that this is one of the stupidest thing you’ll ever read but if we were to take them at their word the first thing I think is that hey there must be a cure then. We just need to monkey around with their genes a little bit.
NBC San Diego reports:
Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults’ political leanings.
According to scientists at UC San Diego and Harvard University, “ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4.” That and how many friends you had during high school.
The study was led by UCSD’s James Fowler and focused on 2,000 subjects from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Scientists matched the subjects’ genetic information with “maps” of their social networks. According to researchers, they determined that people “with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults.” However, the, subjects were only more likely to have leanings to the left if they were also socially active during adolescence.
How soon until liberal makes it illegal to abort any babies in the womb with an abundance of DRD4?
I love how they say people with lots of friends in high school are liberal, leaving the conservative end of the spectrum to be peopled by societal friendless misfits. This kind of thing is just such pseudo science that only idiots would believe this. But maybe I just don’t have enough DRD4 to understand it.