posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 07:10 PM
In a nutshell, this thread discusses scientific evidence suggesting that the brain of a politically affiliated subject will actively defend its
preconcieved notions by dealing with contradictions in its own beliefs through emotional and conflict-resolving portions of the brain rather than the
center of reasoning, and upon completing this task, will issue itself with a reward stimulus.
Partisan gunslingers may feel an unfamiliar sensation, namely guilt, while reading this thread (or, given the claims of the sources, perhaps they
won't), but those who consider themselves above the politics of division and take a sincere interest in the means and ends of politics (in this case
psychologically/sociologically speaking) may find it quite stimulating.
Sp00n1's thread on the brain-activity patterns and thought processes suggested thereby which are associated with political bias is one of the most
original and interesting things I've ever seen in this forum. This thread's relevance, neutrality, and copious consultation of sources is exemplary.
About thirty minutes ago, I began to chastise myself for ever having started a hall of fame thread. I probably should have taken into account at the
beginning that I'm so exceptionally critical of everything around me that there'd never be a post good enough for me to put in here. But, as I do
from time to time, I dutifully made the rounds in hope. I'm glad I did.