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  1. 27 Feb '17 22:43 / 1 edit
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2017/feb/27/how-internet-porn-caused-the-rise-of-donald-trump

    "How internet porn caused the rise of Donald Trump:
    Unfortunately, the links between online porn and Donald Trump’s
    successful campaign to become US president are easy to see."
    --Dean Burnett

    "But isn’t this claim … ridiculous?
    Of course it is. No part of this argument stands up to scrutiny. It’s just a
    smattering of basic neuroscience combined with a very simplistic (and
    somewhat harsh maybe) portrayal of pornography. People’s sexual
    leanings and behaviour varies tremendously, as does porn, given how
    much of it there is. Internet porn was no less common during the Obama
    years, and is just as accessible in places like Canada and Germany,
    which seem to be avoiding the embracing-ridiculous-despots trend thus far."

    "This article just is an example of how easy it is to create a valid-sounding
    theory by forming a conclusion and reverse engineering it, cherry-picking
    things that back it up from the vast amount of data available ..."

    "There are many articles, blogs, opinion pieces, Twitter threads etc.
    flying around lately, which confidently explain major and complicated
    events in straightforward and compelling ways, and they’re often shared
    readily by those who agree with their conclusion."

    "It’s good to want a simple explanation for unpleasant events, but it’s
    important to be aware that there may be no simple, comprehensive one
    to be had, so trying to find it can be counterproductive. It’s fine to argue
    about exactly why the ship hit the iceberg, as long as you start bailing at some point."
  2. 28 Feb '17 00:03
    The American people recognized that we hit the iceberg, that's why we didn't elect Hillary.
  3. 28 Feb '17 11:56
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2017/feb/27/how-internet-porn-caused-the-rise-of-donald-trump

    "How internet porn caused the rise of Donald Trump:
    Unfortunately, the links between online porn and Donald Trump’s
    successful campaign to become US president are easy to see."
    --Dean Burnett

    "But isn’t this claim … ridiculous?
    Of co ...[text shortened]... argue
    about exactly why the ship hit the iceberg, as long as you start bailing at some point."
    Wait....wut?

    Is this why Hillary supporters walk around in vagina costumes?