Saturday, April 14, 2012

Brains and brawn!

Strong men more likely to vote Conservative

Wow. Intelligence and muscle. I kinda' knew.


The researchers looked at the political attitudes of actors in Hollywood and found those who played action stars were more likely to support military action by the US overseas. 
The study said: "Those actors known for their physical strength and formidability, among them Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone, were more likely to support military action. 
"Generally speaking, Hollywood actors are left wing, but the action stars among them were more likely than not to support the Republican position on foreign policy.
"Upper body strength in adult males is a crucial variable that appears to have impacts on a wide range of mental mechanisms. 
"These mechanisms were designed by natural selection at a time when personal physical aggression was far more common and individual differences in fighting ability were far more relevant for the resolution of conflicts. 
"Despite the steady decline in physical aggression and violent deaths that have accompanied Western civilization, the human mind is still designed for ancestral environments."
As usual, natural selection explains it all.

Hmmm... If conservative men are prone to aggression, why is it that men in conservative demographics (old, white, married, employed, upper class, devout) are orders of magnitude less likely to commit violent crime than men in liberal demographics (young, non-white, unmarried, unemployed, lower class, non-devout)?

To liberals, conservatism is an unfathomable mystery. 

1 comment:

  1. Polarizing america again egnor?

    You can throw out many different demographics and what they do/dont do. So what?

    Bible belt states lead the US in gay pornography searches between 2004 and 2011. What does THAT tell you? Why dont you report on that?