...our standard of "information" is a bit tougher than the blips and fads you fall for.
William Saletan is the chief national correspondent at Slate.com. Saletan gained notoriety in the fall of 2004 with nearly daily columns covering the ups and downs of the Presidential race. He currently writes the 'Human Nature' column. Previously, he wrote 'Frame Game' which analyzed the way current events are spun by politicians and the media and 'Ballot Box,' a column devoted to politics and policy.
A self described "liberal Republican," Saletan came out strongly against the re-election candidacy of George W. Bush. He investigated the source of his disenchantment with today's GOP in a series of dispatches from the 2004 Republican Convention. 
He is the author of Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War. 
Saletan, a native Texan, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1987 and currently lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Fifteen minutes is a habit? Tapping a keyboard is a way of thinking? Come on. You can make a case for conservative inflexibility, but not with this study.
The indictment sounds scientific: CM spots errors; conservatives are less sensitive to CM; therefore, conservatives make more errors. But the original definition of CM, written six years ago by the researchers who hypothesized it, didn't presume that the habitual response was wrong, inappropriate, or objectively mismatched with current requirements. It presumed only that a stimulus had challenged the habit. According to the original definition, CM is "a system that monitors for the occurrence of conflicts in information processing."
he (anecdotally, more or less) thinks that the results of the test don't imply things that the authors of the test, and the authors of various newspaper articles about it, imply.
The 'study' is just so bad I want it to be a cleverly-planted straw man. The difference in mean age between liberals and conservatives is enough alone to explain whatever differences this silliness revealed.
Analyzing the data, Sulloway said liberals were 4.9 times more likely than conservatives to show activity in the brain
What is “better” depends upon the environment. In a static environment, the conservative bias is superior
I hoped you would argue.
There's really no way to charitably interpret your comment.
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