Left-Right Political Spectrum and the Human Gene Pool
Centre for Plant Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India
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- Felix Bast
Centre for Plant Sciences, Central University of Punjab
Bathinda, Punjab, India
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Received April 22, 2016; Accepted April 25, 2016; Published April 29, 2016
Citation: Bast F (2016) Left-Right Political Spectrum and the Human Gene Pool. J Phylogen Evolution Biol 4:e119. doi:10.4172/2329-9002.1000e119
Copyright: © 2016 Bast F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Left-Right system is a well-known political spectrum apropos across the global politics. A number of social, cultural, linguistic, religious and economic attributes are identifiable in either of these two spectral extremities throughout the world. It is also widely known that intra- and inter-population heterogeneity of gene pools contributes in speciationthe split of genealogical lineage into two or more. However, a connection between Left-Right political spectra, or any political spectra for that matter, and the human gene pool remain consummately unknown. The present ab initio analysis reveal that the identifiable traits of left-right political spectra has strong and inherent potentials to directly affect the human gene pool to an extent to contribute in inter- and intra-population genetic heterogeneity, and, therefore, can affect processes of speciation and hybridization. The stereotypic leftist attributes can potentially result in high intra-population genetic heterogeneity, low inter-population genetic heterogeneity, and hybridization between divulging gene pools. On the other hand, rightist attributes can result in low intra-population heterogeneity, high inter-population heterogeneity, and ultimately the speciation. A plausible reason is the differential contribution of these traits towards assortative mating in human population via assortment of shared ancestry; i.e., population stratification and positive assortative mating due to homogamy. In the light of this central premise, repercussions of Left-Right political spectra on human evolution are deliberated. Argued here is that Left-Right political spectra have shared abstraction with Nurture-Nature axis of human perception. Therefore, it is plausible that Leftist and Rightist preferences are interposed by cerebral cortex and amygdala, respectively, and can very well have genetic rationale.