Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Republican Flop Sweat at the Polls

Sweaty palms and puppy love: The physiology of voting - life - 08 October 2010 - New Scientist:
Politics is an emotional business, but it seems that subtle physiological reactions have political consequences, too. For example, Douglas Oxley at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln discovered that political conservatives react more strongly to shocking images and sudden noises by sweating more and blinking harder, compared with liberals.
Dripping with fear after getting a dose of Fox News, sweaty, closed-minded Republicans, blinking like mole-people fresh from their burrows, are giving a whole new meaning to having to hold your nose while you vote.

Seriously though, this highlights the importance of countering Fox News's continuous stream of fear-mongering. We need to help these people calm down and not be so afraid.
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