weekend question.jpgThe Washington Times reported June 6:

Liberals and conservatives are often disgusted with one another. No surprise there.
But conservatives are literally the more easily disgusted of the 2 when it comes to such squeamish things as maggots, questionable toilet seats and the prospect of eating monkey meat. Such sensitivity, it seems, plays a role in their ideology and moral values.
Two joint studies released Friday from psychologists at Cornell, Harvard and Yale universities determined that conservatives are more fastidious about the creepier, smellier side of life….

The chicken or egg theories why:

  • Moral values are driven by emotion.

  • Emotion is driven by moral values.
  • In other words, either people who are more squeamish lean toward conservatism, or conservatism leads to a greater awareness of the potentially unhealthy or unsafe.
    Questions: Which do you think came first? What does this say about liberalism?