Thursday, May 28, 2009

Studying the bowl...

The larger point is that liberals and conservatives often form judgments through flash intuitions that aren’t a result of a deliberative process. The crucial part of the brain for these judgments is the medial prefrontal cortex, which has more to do with moralizing than with rationality. If you damage your prefrontal cortex, your I.Q. may be unaffected, but you’ll have trouble harrumphing.

One of the main divides between left and right is the dependence on different moral values. For liberals, morality derives mostly from fairness and prevention of harm. For conservatives, morality also involves upholding authority and loyalty — and revulsion at disgust.
Crap by the bucketload...

Here, try this:

Pure Liberals first define "fairness" for the rest of us, and refuse to consider alternatives. This is why just about every issue comes down to identity politics with them. There is no subjective value accepted by a Liberal despite the fact it is purely subjective. They merely pronounce it objective. Facts, figures, statistics and the law are their worst enemy.

Pure Liberals are only interested in prevention of harm if the application is to themselves.

The whole Conservatives---authority/loyalty thing is just...well a bucketload of crap. I would define Conservatives as pragmatic, more interested in factual truth and more attuned to reality over ideology.

We don't care how you feel about a decision.

We are more interested in assuring that the decision is properly made with the desired result. That way, we don't end up painting the roof of our house white because some "climate creep" liberal idiot thinks it's a good idea.