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Does Political Belief Make You Suck at Math?

A recent study seemed to suggest that political ideology can have a profound effect on how good you are at math. But how accurate is that finding?

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In this video, Cambridge University mathematicians do a great job of breaking down the research and picking it apart. Turns out the findings are accurate—and they could be far more widely applicable than you might think. [YouTube]

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Makes sense. Most people think they know they answer and don't bother with the work.

This is a good example why real scientists should not have a political leaning. Unfortunately this is hard to do so way too much science gets corrupted.

But the bigger issue is why in the world would this guy wear a purple shirt in a room full of desks with purple cushions?