No wonder the Right doesn’t believe in evolution… it helps explain why they’re all so authoritarian and paranoid:
As the new research suggests, conservatism is largely a defensive ideology — and therefore, much more appealing to people who go through life sensitive and highly attuned to aversive or threatening aspects of their environments. By contrast, liberalism can be thought of as an exploratory ideology — much more appealing to people who go through life trying things out and seeking the new.
Read the whole article by Chris Mooney here: Understanding Republican Brains
Good stuff and there’s legit research to back it up. Recommended!