Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Woe is carnivorous short persons

At least as far as intelligence is concerned. Steve Levitt of Freakonomics refers us to a paper which "establishes"* a clear link between height and intelligence, which would explain the long-observed correlation between how tall you are and how much you make.

But here's hope for the vertically-challenged. You may not be able to do much about your height, but according to this research, you can be smarter if you become a vegetarian!

*Skepticism is always warranted in these studies, even if the authors are academics in good standing