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Wednesday, June 22

Bad Genes. Good Genes

Interesting story about Political Leanings And Genetics at the Seattle Post Intelligencer. A study says that your party affiliation has to do with your upbringing in most cases while your political leanings are genetic.

Political scientists have long held that people's upbringing and experience determine their political views....

But on the basis of a new study, a team of political scientists is arguing that people's gut-level reaction to issues such as the death penalty, taxes and abortion is strongly influenced by genetic inheritance....

Environmental influences such as upbringing, the study suggests, play a more central role in party affiliation as a Democrat or Republican, much as they do in a person's affiliation with a sports team.
I'm a left leaning registered republican who never voted Republican. My relatives and family are right leaning Republicans who only voted for JFK because he was Catholic. The relatives are wealthy overachievers. I was adopted, was an underachiever but I had the good genes... and I inherited their money. heh
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