on WHAT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE REPUBLICAN? leads to very interesting commentaries on truth, science, religion, morals etc by Daniel Everett, Howard Gardner, Michael Shermer, Scott Atran, James Fowler, Alison Gopnik, Sam Harris, James O'Donnell, Roger Schank (via 3quraksdaily). It is the kind of discourse that I have been waiting for. Unfortunately, the punchline may be Roger Schank's:
"Republicans do not try to change voter's beliefs. They go with them. Democrats appeal to reason. Big mistake."