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DOH! McCain’s a LIAR!

September 22, 2008

I picked this up over at Ad Dominum, and wanted to share it. If you like it, you can post it on your blog or email it to your friends…

You can send this to your Republican friends, but an article over at Salon suggests that new information does not impact our committment to a presidential candidate – apparently, that’s just not how the brain works. Incompetent people overestimate their competence, and the competence of others. Competent people have realistic ideas about their own competence, but assume others are just as competent – that others “get it too”. And it seems, that when contradicting information is is presented, the emotional areas, instead of our intellectual brain areas get stimulated. Eeeesh.

We’re potentially soooooo screwed.

The world really COULD go to hell in a handbasket.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. susan s. permalink
    September 22, 2008 1:36 pm

    Yes, I would send this to all the republicans I know, but since they all are the other members of my family who are convinced that they are right and I would never hear the end of it. 😉 I _will_ send it to my cousin who is a Democrat. He can send it to other Repubs he knows.

  2. Paul (A.) permalink
    September 23, 2008 4:48 pm

    On a not-quite-related point there is this letter.

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