Thursday, October 02, 2008

FFFFFFF political parties

Wherein pretty much with the general idea of this And a large part of being involved with a social identity group is not just agreeing with others in your group but also pointing out to those outside the group that they are outside Kinda like how I'm doing by saying "FFFFFFF political parties" is labeling myself as being part of a different group Beliefs are nothing more than a mobius strip of thought patterns


Overcoming Bias links to a Washington Post article by Shankar Vedantam about people unable to overcome bias:
"Party identification is part of your social identity, in the same way you relate to your religion or ethnic group or baseball team," said Gary C. Jacobson, a political scientist at the University of California at San Diego. This explains why, on a range of issues, partisans invariably feel their side can do nothing wrong and the other side can do nothing right. By contrast, moderates don't feel there is a yawning divide on issues because they don't identify with one party or another. Moderates, in other words, are like people who are uninterested in sports and roll their eyes when fans of opposing teams hurl abuse at each other. Another consequence of intense party identification is that the Democratic and Republican parties have rid themselves of contrarians. Liberal Republicans and, to a lesser extent, conservative Democrats are endangered species.


Bonus Star Wars really is FFFFFF stupid.

2 Comments:

Blogger reader_iam said...

!!

10/04/2008 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Outis said...

"That's the feasibility demonstration right there!"

BWAHAHAHAHA!

10/05/2008 10:58:00 PM  

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