|alcohol: is it for you?|
Posted 2004-08-17 17:03:28 by
The study that this article cites, which shows a positive correlation between drinking alcohol and intelligence test results, fairly cries out for a followup study: do the people who started drinking as a result of the study show increased test scores afterward? That would be some useful information.
Considering how much I detest the taste of alcohol, I don't know if I'd be willing to bring myself to make the sacrifice simply for an increase in my already gargantuan mental faculties! However, I'm not averse to theoretical calculation: Two pints of beer is the amount they seem to be recommending, and I assume they mean Imperial pints. Google Calculator, which is awesome, shows that Two Imperial pints is equivalent to about 1.2 quarts. As a rough guess, I'd say that that's about how much liquid I currently drink in a day.
Sadly, though Google Calculator knows about middle c and the speed of light, it couldn't convert Imperial pints to kilocalories or U.S. dollars.
I also thought this Chick Tract parody was pretty funny.
| Posted by Anonymous (Craig Timpany) on 2004-08-20 01:01:06 |
Yeah, two pints would be a fair session for me. There's no way I'd average that much without installing an additional liver or something.
| ||The benefits were most marked among women drinkers and, to the researchers' surprise, showed no sign of flattening out with increasing consumption.|
I wish I had their data. I wanna extrapolate the IQ of the average wino! They could be of superhuman intelligence.
| Posted by Jim Crawford
on 2004-08-20 10:56:58 |
| ||I wish I had their data. I wanna extrapolate the IQ of the average wino! They could be of superhuman intelligence.|
I'd like to see it as well. I kind of have a suspicion, though, that the intelligence boost only kicks in after the hangover is gone :)