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#314935 - 09/05/19 11:21 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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I learned today that fear is preferable to intelligence in the game of survival, according to Classical Liberalism.
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#315183 - 09/11/19 01:15 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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Anybody know what this means?

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#315184 - 09/11/19 02:13 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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#315185 - 09/11/19 02:45 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: pdx rick]
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There is a strange faulty reasoning going on here: When people claim that Socialism has failed everywhere it's been tried, others point out that Norway has just about the highest standard of living anywhere. Then the original claimants insist that Norway is not socialist. (It's the No True Scotsman argument.)

Then I point out that Bernie and AOC just want the US to be more like Norway, and they scream: SOCIALISTS

Right in the same forum thread, by the same person!

How can you have a logical discussion with that? That's not moving the goal posts, that's like putting them in a different stadium.

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Norway and the United States have nearly identical GDP per capita.Yet Norway, unlike the United States, enjoys universal health care, child care, and elder care, as well as tuition-free universities, around 12 months of paid parental leave, and a robust social safety net.

Norway’s success is inconvenient for critics of progressive, big-government economic and social policies; Conservatives prefer that the public associate socialism with basket cases such as North Korea and Venezuela and refuse to acknowledge that countries like Norway enjoy a form of socialism. Hmm

Why can't we have nice things like Norway has too? gobsmacked

The size Norway's population and the population of US might have something to do with why the US does not have the social safety net Norway does. Then there was the wealth that the North Sea oil provided for Norway. It was used to fund the social safety net. As that wealth is reduced by the social safety net the nice things Norway has won't last.
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#315186 - 09/11/19 02:46 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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I learned today that fear is preferable to intelligence in the game of survival, according to Classical Liberalism.

If that's what you learned you weren't paying attention.
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#315187 - 09/11/19 02:53 AM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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The response to fear is an instinct necessary for human survival. Since the amygdala in conservatives is bigger than in others that means they have a better chance at survival than those whose amygdala is smaller than a conservative's is. Thanks for brightening my day by telling me that conservatives have a better chance at survival than liberals do.

Opinions? What is an appropriate response to “fear” that would increase one’s chances of survival? Survival of what?, you might ask. Also, what fear are we talking about? Many fears are imaginary, or arise out of ignorance or bias - how is fear a necessary instinct for survival when a perceived threat is not real?

I fear that conservatives fear too much, and are prone to stupid instinctive responses that result in confusion and collateral damage.
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#315188 - 09/11/19 12:40 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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Primitive instinctive fear is a leverage tool in these modern times that is exploited by predacious con men in pursuit of power. Is that advantageous to survival? It’s doubtful...
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#315194 - 09/11/19 06:10 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: logtroll]
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The fight or flight instinct (fear) is an automatic response that occurs when anyone feels threatened. Whether it is being in a building that is on fire, walking in an unfamiliar area, or watching a scary movie.
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#315226 - 09/12/19 12:50 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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The fight or flight instinct (fear) is an automatic response that occurs when anyone feels threatened. Whether it is being in a building that is on fire, walking in an unfamiliar area, or watching a scary movie.

I think the adrenal glands are associated with the fight or flight response.

Amygdala info

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In a 2003 study, subjects with borderline personality disorder showed significantly greater left amygdala activity than normal control subjects. Some borderline patients even had difficulties classifying neutral faces or saw them as threatening.


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Shown in research to perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making and emotional responses (including fear, anxiety, and aggression), the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system.
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#315228 - 09/12/19 12:57 PM Re: What do words mean? [Re: Senator Hatrack]
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Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
The fight or flight instinct (fear) is an automatic response that occurs when anyone feels threatened. Whether it is being in a building that is on fire, walking in an unfamiliar area, or watching a scary movie.

Yes, but as the scientific study I cited shows, conservatives are ridiculous when it comes to fear and go WAY overboard, and in my opinion, this hyper-sensitivity to fear borders on neuroticism. Hmm

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Neuroticism is one of the Big Five higher-order personality traits in the study of psychology. Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than average to be moody and to experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness.

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