[lit-ideas] Re: Emotion and Politics

  • From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 21:16:04 -0500

> [Original Message]
> From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 1/25/2006 7:02:43 PM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Emotion and Politics
> The study points to a total lack of reason in 
> political decision-making.
> Notably absent were any increases in activation of 
> the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the part of 
> the brain most associated with reasoning.

Just proves that war, especially an offensive war, is an emotional act, not
a rational one.  I think most human decisions are emotional.  Humans use
their rational brains mostly for doing things like inventing, creating. 
Everything else is in the emotional, animal brain.  I always thought if we
did away with love, and just liked instead, the world would be a lot better

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