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Talk:Argumentum ad fastidium

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Not necessarily relevant[edit]

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)

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)
Read the actual papers, there's specifically an argument made for "us vs them" being rooted in a different=digust germ-avoidance behavior. It's not necessarily true but seriously, figure 1 in paper 2 is wow. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 22:12, 11 September 2018 (UTC)