Monday, October 10, 2005

A scientific explanation for politicians

Via Nealenews: another 'scientific' excuse for the fiends who occupy parliament and city hall:

Pathological liars have abnormal brains, research indicates.

"Nobody has ever found anything in pathological liars before this," said lead author Yaling Yang of the University of Southern California.

The study found a 22% increase of white matter in the frontal cortex in the brain of pathological liars. In normal people, it's the grey matter -- or the brain cells connected by the white matter -- that helps keep the impulse to lie in check and enables people to feel remorse and learn moral behaviour.

They have special needs you see, and so their lies must be forcibly tolerated. If thieves can return to government after getting caught, so must liars be granted an equal opportunity.