Thursday, May 19, 2022

Interesting …

… Testosterone Administration Induces A Red Shift in Democrats.


  1. So becoming a Republican can be a side effect of testosterone treatment? What common ideations did they started having, I wonder. That's where the gist is, not in the curious headline result. Do you have a link to the study itself?

    Testosterone treatment would be given to transgender males, but it would be along with other treatments of which I a not familiar. Just to say that I looked up side effects at Mayo (Testosterone (Oral Route)), and it is really no help that I can immediately see anyway, just generalities like "sadness" and "irritability".

    It's well known that "Inmates who had committed personal crimes of sex and violence had higher testosterone levels than inmates who had committed property crimes of burglary, theft, and drugs." What does that mean, if anything, is there a tie in?

    Interesting point that it seems the study addresses Republicans who stayed Republicans, which makes sense I suppose, not to say that some percentage did not suffer similar side effects as those that showed up in the Democrats who shifted red. Then I wonder would Libertarians shift Republican, which would upset the idea of a "red" shift per se? Then what would happen with Nazis and Communists?

    It seems there is an ideational side effect for some who took the supplemental testosterone. Then I question the Paul J Zak, who is an economist, and he gets questioned a lot for his odd neurological studies, that seem to raise questions. It seems that being out of his studied field, he goes for the headline and not for the details.

  2. Yeah, well, I've always noticed that men think with with their c*cks!
    (Is this a real study? Or an amusing hoax?)