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The more educated Republicans/conservatives are, the more they reject science.
http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/154252/the_republican_brain:_why_even_educated_conservatives_deny_science_--_and_reality?page=entire
True of liberals? Apparently not: they start out with an anti-nuclear bias, but more education on the subject lessens their worries, moving them closer to the scientific consensus, rather than further away, as with conservatives and global warming.

Medicalization of anti-authoritarianism.
http://www.alternet.org/health/154225/would_we_have_drugged_up_einstein_how_anti-authoritarianism_is_deemed_a_mental_health_problem/?page=entire

Jeb Bush: "I used to be a conservative" http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73242.html

gay marriage passes Maryland's Democratic legislature, referendum likely
Initiative in Maine likely, to overcome the anti-marriage referendum three years ago
(No links, just heads up.)

Santorum more scary than you thought:
http://www.alternet.org/election2012/154242/agenda_for_the_dark_ages:_gop_frontrunner_rick_santorum%27s_5_most_extremist_themes

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mindstalk
Feb. 28th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
I'm surprised. While I think I would tend to be on better behavior while "in other people's houses", as it were, I don't self-perceive a big difference in tone or style. I wonder if you were influenced by our having been on the same side in health care debates.

I did get to the point of not even trying to argue on values, just pointing out factual or logical errors when I saw them. But I am an atheist pro-choice social democrat, and I'm not going to hide my values on my own journal. Then again, we've been clashing over basic facts, which, I dunno. Obviously at least one of us has an epistemological problem. :)

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