Scientist Discover the ‘Jackass’ Gene

In Jackasses on October 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Researchers at UC San Diego and Harvard University claim to have discovered a gene which they believe plays a role in the political ideology of humans.  The ‘liberal gene’, as some are calling it, is a variant of the DRD4 gene which tends to make those with it more likely to be liberals as adults.

This is just the latest example of junk science.  The research methodology is vulnerable to errors and bias, intended or not.  What’s more, the conclusion is based on the false premise that open-mindedness and tolerance is in any way related to the political ideology known as ‘liberalism’, which in practical application, is anything other than open-minded and tolerant.

Be that as it may, if these researchers have actually found a gene responsible for the tendency toward political liberalism, we think that it couldn’t have been too difficult to identify;

– it was the only gene calling all the other genes ‘racists’.

– it was the only gene which mistakenly thought of itself as the smartest one in the string.

– it was the only gene demanding redistribution of DNA.

– it was the only gene trying to solve its problems by throwing the other gene’s money at it.

– it was the only gene trying to abort chromosomes during mitosis.

– it was sandwiched between the ‘self-delusional’ gene and the ‘self-destructive’ gene.


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