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 Post subject: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:54 am 
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Smart People Do More Drugs--Because of Evolution

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Intelligent people don't always do the right thing, only the evolutionarily novel thing.

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more intelligent individuals are more likely than less intelligent individuals to acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel preferences and values that did not exist in the ancestral environment and thus our ancestors did not have, but general intelligence has no effect on the acquisition and espousal of evolutionarily familiar preferences and values that existed in the ancestral environment.

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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:44 am 
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People--scientists and civilians alike--often associate intelligence with positive life outcomes. The fact that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive drugs tampers this universally positive view of intelligence and intelligent individuals. Intelligent people don't always do the right thing, only the evolutionarily novel thing.

Because, of course, taking drugs prevents "positive life outcomes."

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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
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some of the biggest wasteoids i know are really intelligent

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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:57 am 
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So is this study saying I'm dumb?

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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:02 pm 
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Wait, where's the study? I have questions!

Did they control for socioeconomic status? What measure did they use for intelligence? What did they classify as drugs?! Aaaaaaghhhh!!!

Edit to add: Oops, just saw the link. I'm so silly guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:06 pm 
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graffitipassion wrote:
Wait, where's the study? I have questions!

Did they control for socioeconomic status? What measure did they use for intelligence? What did they classify as drugs?! Aaaaaaghhhh!!!

Edit to add: Oops, just saw the link. I'm so silly guys.


There's some more info here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the ... more-drugs


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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Okay, but it doesn't seem like science dude did their own study. They just came up with a hypothesis and FOUND a study to support it.


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 Post subject: Re: Smart People Do More Drugs sez science dude
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:08 pm 
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I think the study is a bit bunk. I'm assuming they mean things like LSD, Crystal Meth, etc. We are an information age and if you were intelligent enough, it would seem that you would look up what these drugs do to you, your body and others that have come before you.

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