"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Denialist Brain

Chris Mooney ,author on the Republican Brain , follows up in the HuffingPost with more twaddle which would be more acceptable in the Third Reich than today . One would have thought that the type of theories that painted those that do not agree with the Global Warming world order as having psychological and genetic problems died with Hitler but it seems that the new Greenshirts have resurrected those ugly ideas. Mooney has painted the picture of bad defensive conservatives "attuned to the threatening aspects of their environments" whereas the good "liberals" "try things out and seek the new" . I guess it is only our modern society which has allowed survival of the liberal elite because in prehistoric times they would have been eaten while those attuned to defense survived. Reading Mooney's tripe makes one realise sadly how much our gene pool has deteriorated when those traits that have allowed the human race to survive and flourish are denigrated by those who do not have them and hold up their lack as a virtue.
Gilbert and Sullivan dealt with those types in their day with crushing satire which is still   relevant today.

Today we are more direct and less poetric and  words like  wankers would be considered appropriate!

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, complete nonsense. And a comprehensive misunderstandig of evolution and economics to boot.