There is by now evidence from a variety of laboratories around the world using a variety of methodological techniques leading to the virtually inescapable conclusion that the cognitive-motivational styles of leftists and rightists are quite different. This research consistently finds that conservatism is positively associated with heightened epistemic concerns for order, structure, closure, certainty, consistency, simplicity, and familiarity, as well as existential concerns such as perceptions of danger, sensitivity to threat, and death anxiety.
Social Psychologist John Jost (and fellow scholars)
Two Little Piglets (watch the video)
Antarctic fur seal pups, Arctocephalus gazella, South Georgia Island (x)
Let me tell you of my burning desire to pet a baby seal
Pre-Columbian statuette depicting an unknown Goddess carrying
a severed human head. Headhunting is a very ancient practice which
possessed great ritual significance. In many respects, the Goddess portrayed here resembles the Hindu female deity Kali, who was also a destroyer. Medusa, Queen Mab, Lilith, and the ancient Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet provide other examples of the feminine dark side.
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