Seriously, this can't come as much of a surprise:
Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain
Even in humdrum nonpolitical decisions, liberals and conservatives literally think differently, researchers show.
Oh, yes ... let's get started.
Exploring the neurobiology of politics, scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work.
I know what you're thinking ... "Conservatives' brains work??" Calm down ... it gets better.
Previous psychological studies have found that conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments whereas liberals are more open to new experiences.
Yes, yes, we are. Why, I remember this ex-gymnast Greenpeace member from Windsor and, let me tell you, she had this interesting way of ... uh ... well, never mind, it's not important. Where was I? Oh, right ...
The results show "there are two cognitive styles -- a liberal style and a conservative style," said UCLA neurologist Dr. Marco Iacoboni, who was not connected to the latest research.
And I know what you're thinking ... "Conservatives have style??" Stop that -- I'm trying to make an important point here.
Analyzing the data, Sulloway said liberals were 4.9 times as likely as conservatives to show activity in the brain circuits that deal with conflicts, and 2.2 times as likely to score in the top half of the distribution for accuracy.
Sulloway said the results could explain why President Bush demonstrated a single-minded commitment to the Iraq war and why some people perceived Sen. John F. Kerry, the liberal Massachusetts Democrat who opposed Bush in the 2004 presidential race, as a "flip-flopper" for changing his mind about the conflict.
In short, after investing hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives in Iraq and having nothing to show for it but a raging civil war and a trashed military, it's only the liberals who might take a step back and think, "You know ...maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all."
Based on the results, he said, liberals could be expected to more readily accept new social, scientific or religious ideas.
Perhaps. But, in the end, scientific creationism is still dumbass stupidity. We liberals may be intellectually accommodating, but we do have our limits.