97% consensus:   conservatives don’t actually submit to authority like a herd of farm animals

Boy the old ‘conservatives are submissive to authority’ chestnut used to be a popular one over at Same Rowdy Crowd.  Where as a matter of ‘principle’ they were also loathe to firm up their observations in response to questioning.  Because science. 

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/06/conservatives-dont-mindlessly-follow-authority.html

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2 thoughts on “97% consensus:   conservatives don’t actually submit to authority like a herd of farm animals

  1. pm1956

    Well, actually, the old “canard” that conservatives defer to authority really is true…it’s just that liberals do as well. They only differ in terms of what they think is a legitimate authority. Apparently conservatives are more likely to defer to generals while liberals tend to do so to scientists….

    (and if i was really going to be an ass, I’d talk about distinctions between presidents based on their pigmentation…)

    😉

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