Monday, August 07, 2006

Anti-stupidity Pill -- Seriously Folks!

This is just about one of the dumbest things that I've heard about lately: "A German scientist has been researching an A German scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported Saturday."

So a few thoughts and questions for you to ponder:
  • How does one test the short-term memory of a fruit fly? Seriously, do they have memories?

  • How is short-term memory related to stupidity? Isn't it the long-term memory that counts on this front?

  • Along the same lines: how does attentiveness relate to stupidity?

This is just craziness... sometimes I wonder about the scientific research community...

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