Of course it hasn't been your experience Bowser. So called "conservatives" can only see to their right or left, and the beast in front of them. "Practical" in the "conservative" world often isn't practical, e.g. the "conservative" response to the Great Recession. The herd animal, and "conservatives" are herd animals have limited information and therefore do not know what is truly practical. They have a limited knowledge base and are motivated by primal emotions. Why are most scientists not "conservative"? How many "liberals" are trying to figure out their genders? Let's look at some of those pesky facts. Estimates of the number of people affected by gender dysphoria range from .05% to .5% of the population. Using your vision of conservatism and liberalism, "conservatives" account for about 34% of the population. That means 66% of the population is liberal. I think we can safely say most "liberals" aren't busy trying to figure out their sexual identity given only .05% to .5% of the population suffers from that particular malady. Liberals are out building businesses and advancing the sciences and the arts. They are out teaching. They are out there building our society and advancing our technologies. "Conservatives" are trying to tear it all down, motivated by their fears and ignorance. "Psychologists have found that conservatives are fundamentally more anxious than liberals, which may be why they typically desire stability, structure and clear answers even to complicated questions. “Conservatism, apparently, helps to protect people against some of the natural difficulties of living,” says social psychologist Paul Nail of the University of Central Arkansas. “The fact is we don't live in a completely safe world. Things can and do go wrong. But if I can impose this order on it by my worldview, I can keep my anxiety to a manageable level.” Scientific American "Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety. Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity." Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201104/conservatives-big-fear-brain-study-finds So called "conservatives" are herd animals. They like simple answers to complicated issues. The inability of "conservatives" to deal with a complicated world makes them vulnerable to manipulation by others. That's why they so easily fall victim to right-wing entertainers like Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, et al., and fake news.