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Politics, science, and the White House

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 17 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4848

Politics & Religion

Politics and religion are philosophies that function as software for the hardware
of our nervous system. Liberalism is read-and-write software that promotes
progress; while conservatism and fundamentalism are read-only software that
protects the status quo.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 November 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA