Toxoprogmosis

About three years ago I wrote a brief item about Toxoplasma gondii, which is a cat-borne parasite that causes behavioral aberrations in mice — and appears to do the same in humans too. The article I originally linked to is here, and today I’ll add a link to another article, here.

At the time, however, I overlooked a related item, to wit, a 2013 article in Psychology Today explaining that liberals are much fonder of cats than conservatives are.

The effect of T. gondii is to make prey species less wary of predators. Draw your own conclusions.

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5 Comments

  1. The one eyed man says

    You are mistaken. It is conservatives who have a thing about cats.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-calls-ted-cruz-pussy-n-h-rally-article-1.2524951

    Posted February 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm | Permalink
  2. Kevin Kim says

    Gentlemen, gentlemen! No need to bicker: there’s plenty of pussy for everyone! This is the internet, after all, and as you know, the internet is made of cats!

    Posted February 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  3. Whitewall says

    Exotic languages, and now fur affinity! A couple of puns come to mind…but I’ll refrain. You boys be nice now.

    Posted February 9, 2016 at 10:22 pm | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    Toxoplasma gondii..a parasite that causes indifference and even suicidal behavior in its host. Sounds like two generations of post WW2 Western Europe. The final symptom manifests itself in hyper virtue signaling even in the face of imminent extinction of the body. Toxoplasma gonii is probably the scientific name for Leftism.

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 8:10 am | Permalink
  5. JK says

    Just give it 15 “good” minutes of listening:

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/08/rand-paul-socialism-and-why-your-vote-doesnt-matter/

    Fifteen minutes.

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm | Permalink