A Slurp in Time…

…saves your mind. Research that I can completely live agree with, so swill away.

Now, what do we see when we look at all those moderate drinkers? For one thing, they are more highly educated. According to one study, the percentage of college graduates who drank in the month previous to a survey was nearly 70%, while the same survey showed the rate of drinkers among those with less than a high school education to be under 40%. Those moderate drinkers also earn more; in one study, even when controlling for education, age, occupation, region, and health, abstainers had incomes on average 10% less than drinkers.

And all of those highly-educated, high income earning people are also more intelligent. They have better health, fewer accidents, and greater longevity. And they drink. Therefore, I would suggest that the higher IQs of all those drinkers is the “fundamental cause” of their better health; at a minimum, it is a confounding factor that needs to be controlled for in further studies on the beneficial effects on health of alcohol. Such studies could ascertain whether moderate drinking is indeed good for you, or whether all of those drinkers would have better health anyway, because of their higher general intelligence.

5 Responses to “A Slurp in Time…”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    So if I’m reading this right, the solution to poverty is to give the uneducated masses booze…interesting.

  2. How very intelligent of you to work that out! (You sound like a moderate drinker to me, clever boy.)

  3. I think you should buy your girl a drink and do a test run.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    A brewery wouldn’t help her.

  5. Nightfly says:

    Nor beer goggles the size of the Hubble.

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