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Research Christmas 2014: Going to Extremes

Are “armchair socialists” still sitting? Cross sectional study of political affiliation and physical activity

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 11 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7073

Politics & Religion

Politics and religion are polarizing philosophies that function as competing software for the hardware of our mind. Liberalism and humanism are read-and-write software that updates but corrupts old files; while conservatism and fundamentalism are read-only software that copies but freezes old files. Stymied by incompatible software, our mind scans cyberspace seeking new, syncretic software.

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 December 2014
Hugh Mann
New York, USA