POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH'S ROBERT COLVILLE
An interesting line of thought.
I do think it's reasonable to believe that people are pre-disposed towards political and religious beliefs by differences in their brains.
I'm open to research that contradicts this, but anecdotal experience overwhelmingly supports it.
If true, this means so much of the arguing and proselytizing done is a waste of effort, except perhaps for those people with capacities putting them in the very middle of the particular spectrum of opinion who might lean a bit one way or another.
This notion would support what many politicians instinctively practice by moving towards the middle.
I also embrace the idea of how little we know, the human brain being one of the things we least understand.
Think of all the crackpot theories in psychology and education we've gone through in the last fifty years.
Simply stunning, virtually all of it wrong, all of it guessing.