I just want you to know, and I don't say this often (that means you are special), but you are full of hog wash. I realize that you don't believe the very hog wash you spew and you do it mainly to antagonize people, but that just makes your intentions worse.
By the time a kid gets in college, they political opinions are already formed. Having some "liberal" professor for history or math or range and wildlife management is not going to change a student's core identity. If they believe the earth is only a few thousand years old, taking a cultural anthropology won't change their fundamentalist beliefs. If they vote for Republicans, a political science class will not turn them into a Democrat.
Now, there is a chance if a student believes there is no such thing as climate change or global warming might change their opinion when faced with data in a geology class - that's a true threat to you!
Knapper that is what they are concerned about, when their kids get more education they learn to THINK not just believe in things.
Learning about what mankind KNOWS from experiment, study and investigation puts them into the world of reality not just believing in things.
Too bad some on here can not move into that world of reality.
I have to disagree with everything you said Knapper.........Collage today seems to be a place where only liberal views are allowed. Nothing else period......There are some exceptions but few..
The heart of the question is whether or not you think a good old conservative kid will come out a liberal or not after attending college. My belief is that their social and core beliefs can't be changed by attending college. What do you believe?
That is the point, you choose to live in a fantasy of beliefs.
if you did not have to just rely on belief it would mean there was evidence to show it was reality.
i choose to live in the real world and what is 'spooky' about the real thing.
It seems spooky to me that some people want to think a belief, which has nothing to back it up, is what is right when reality shows it to not be true.
I somewhat agree with you that by the time you are in collage you have formed a lot of your beliefs..One of my grand daughters is a Bernie Sanders liberal.(free collage) AJ would be proud of her. .........Yet at the age of 18 to 24 you can have a lot of stuff fed into your head that can influence you. I think it is fair to say some collages have went over the liberal top.....I was a democrat in my younger years. Just can`t imagine why anyone would be one now?
Re: Just once I'd like a rational explanation.
I turned 74 this year so you have nothing on me, pal. The thought that you aren't paying the rich people is really a good one! Because those people didn't pay taxes, it was your taxes that kept the government running! So actually YOU PAID THEIR TAXES, SO THEY COULD DRIVE BY POINT THEIR FINGERS AND LAUGH AT WHAT AN IDIOT YOU ARE.
Here's proof of what I say!! He cares more about his rich bltch folks than you!!