Monday, December 08, 2008



There may be nothing here at all...but I'm starting to sense a pattern... In general, it seems like night owls are more liberal, and more skeptical of the status quo. If there is any truth to this, I wonder...

- Is there some biological correlation between waking/sleeping schedule and political views?

- Any chance that the cause and effect (if it exists) is the other way around? Perhaps people with conservative views, who identify with authority and order, are more motivated to rise and shine, and fit in with the bulk of the working world.

- Perhaps if some people are predisposed to fall asleep at 3am and wake up at 11am, the fact that they are out of sync with the mainstream pushes them in the direction of being more circumspect about the status quo.

Note: I'm not postulating that biology is the sole, or even main determinant of political views, or that all conservatives are early risers. I'm just wondering if there may be some interplay between natural sleep/wake rhythms—at least relative to the majority—and one's attitudes about society. Just a thought. Calling all grad students interested in the intersection of biology and sociology!

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