My general life philosophy is that we’re all human beings, and we just need to learn to communicate better with each other. This philosophy does not, however, preclude the possibility of there being actual biological differences between different groups of people.
No, we are not all the same.
Yes, it absolutely does open up a huge can of worms to even consider that there might be basic biological differences between, say, the different human ethnicities (yes, I am aware that “race” and “ethnicity” are often social constructs; no, they are not always social constructs), or the different genders (yes, I am aware that science is now realizing that gender is fluid; no, that doesn’t mean there aren’t different genders).
Yet, I think it would be stupid to just ignore these potential differences. As with everything else in life, nothing is black-and-white (well, except pandas, killer whales, and that adorable cat I saw on the internet whose coloration makes it look like he’s wearing a tuxedo), and most differences come down to a combination of both environment and genetics.
Anyway, that was a pretty long-winded introduction.
I’ve written before about the differences between liberal and conservative brains. Well, here’s a study that concludes that liberals and conservatives differ in their sense of humor, as well. Here’s a summary, in case you don’t want to read the full paper. In a nutshell, the study finds evidence that liberals have a better sense of humor than conservatives.
I’m not sure how I should feel about this.