posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 07:27 PM
Wow..... I don't know what to say. Science is reduced to this? This? ..junk science?
I hasten to explain, this is total JUNK for two scientific reasons. Fist...24 people, a study does not make. It makes a viability check to see if a
study might be worth doing....but 2 dozen people is no study.
Worse though... Much worse than that... I see NO mention of a control group or blind aspects of any form, whatsoever.
What I do see, based on the MRI of just 24 people...is a declaration that physical brain differences exist between a Conservative and Liberal??
Really? I'd ask if they were serious, but the article is very clear about the fact they are. It references other work in the field, but so vaguely as
to basically encompass ANYTHING in that field one might find to pick in support. Convenient.
If I were a student or Alum of USC (South Carolina not California) I'd be demanding some answers. So now..we're hard coded to a political party?!
Thanks OP, for bringing this. I mean that sincerely. I have an instructor who'd expressed some interest if I'd seen something like this come across,
out of Academia. This fits everything being asked for. S/F