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Talk:Argumentum ad fastidium
Not necessarily relevant
But I've read that highly overpowering disgust responses to stimuli is deeply associated with right wing authoritarianism, with some researchers I've read going as far as to suggest that that biological distinction is the primary driver of standing political divides in the US. That's a pretty broad thesis, but I think I should dig up some of those old papers and at least make them available as future citations for this page. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:48, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
- early 2010 exploration of the idea specifically in regards to homosexuality
- which was cited by this one, that argued that it underlied conservatism more broadly. Just look at figure 1, the 95% confidence interval bars for each step of political views don't even fucking overlap on the disgust scale. That's an amazingly strong relationship.
- a metaanalysis finding that it's been established as a relationship numerous times
- and finding it's an international trend(with respect to local conservative and traditional values)
- I dunno. Useful resources. Relevance? It's complicated. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 22:03, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
- I can see disgust being a primary driver of standing political divides, but I suspect there are other important factors as well (such as an "Us versus Them" mentality applied to party membership). Samstr (talk) 22:04, 11 September 2018 (UTC)