Thursday, February 02, 2006

Mindless Political Debate

But I repeat myself. A new study "points to a total lack of reason in political decision-making... 'Essentially, it appears as if partisans twirl the cognitive kaleidoscope until they get the conclusions they want, and then they get massively reinforced for it, with the elimination of negative emotional states and activation of positive ones.'" In other words, they get high on politcal spin.

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