Brightest are the Heaviest Drinkers

By FuBai · Feb 10, 2008 · ·
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  1. Heretic.Ape.
    That's why I drink so much, I'm just really smart ;)
  2. umbra1010
    I can hear it now "I am an alcoholic, it's becuase im smart" haha.
  3. BuffaloBoobs
    I reckon that my perpetually increasing intake can then be accredited to my vast knowledge of everything
    Fantastic news!
  4. El Calico Loco
    Work stress is probably a factor, but that's not the whole story. Imagine if you had to live your entire life surrounded by mentally retarded individuals with high self-esteem. They think of themselves as perfectly normal and you as the oddball. They can't seem to understand what you're talking about half the time, but they know you're wrong. Society is structured around retarded institutions designed to fulfill retarded desires.

    It's enough to drive anyone to drink. :laugh:

    (In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is annoying.)
  5. bcubed
    This is alongside the whole "thirsty muse" phenomenon: how so many of the most creative artists were heavy drinkers, and whether the drink was a net asset or hinderance to the artist.

    A few years ago, my sister, during her MBA studies, mentioned how some study (note that this is second-hand info, so take as you will) showed a correlation betweeen alcohol consumption in buisiness school and the level of success later enjoyed in the business field.

    The thing about the whole aritcle is how, when confronted with an observation outside of a particular worldview, they come up with a very specious means of "explaining away" the discrepancy. As in: "Users are losers, nothing good comes from drugs, etc...Wait? Smarter people drink MORE?!? Well...they WOULD have drunk less, except that the dummies they work with are a bunch of lushes!"

    I would be interested to see a. If those with high IQs--irrespective of career--drink more, and b. If the positive correlation between drink and IQ exists only for alcohol or for drugs across the board. (If there is a link across the board, it blows the whole "drink more to fit in" theory out of the water,because--outside of possibly small portions of the entertainment industry--one needen't "do drugs" for career enhancement.)
  6. cra$h
    swim found that he drinks a lot just to get away from people because they dont think as deep and philosofical as he does. drinking helps people understand eachother. swim has proven it. just listen to drunks, they always agree, or eventually agree maby the next day or so
  7. hoodabudda
    intelligence and anxiety go hand in hand
  8. Orchid_Suspiria
    Sounds like propaganda to me paid for by the liquor industry.Next we are going to see an article called "Dumbest are the Heaviest Marijuana Smokers".
  9. Paracelsus
    That's a pretty strong allegation for a study by the UK Medical Research Council, done on 8170 ten-year-old children on which a follow-up was made twenty years later.

    I understand that many people who have a preexisting bias against alcohol may tend to challenge the study, but it looks like good science.
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