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Response to BrendaBrick (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 01:48 AM

7. conservatives have a better understanding of human nature?

Did you "unpack" this statement?

Conservatives (presumably mostly Christian) are likely to believe that man's very nature is sinful -- that humans are born sinful.

So when a conservative has a "better understanding of human nature", it means that he/she grasps the dark side of human nature and accepts the possibility of cruelty/evil in human interactions better than a liberal who tries to embrace tolerance, love, social justices in others.

In this way, Haidt is right. Conservatives do see more darkness in the nature of humans and understand the potential for hatred, greed, all those other ills.

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