Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Monday, August 19, 2002
Isn't science wonderful?
Your tax dollars at work ... a couple of scientists at Glasgow University have apparently discovered that drinking alcohol makes you believe that people around you are better looking than they actually are. Well, I suppose that at least while they were working on this, they weren't concoting anthrax or something, but I mean really. No doubt we will now have Richard Dawkins and his friends telling us that this proves the power of evolutionary biology; that mankind evolved beer to help ugly people have sex.
Can't help but notice that Dr. Barry Jones, who appears to be a rather more serious researcher into alcoholism than the Reuters story would suggest, repeats the old canard that "there is a strong link between facial attractiveness and signals about the quality of a potential mate", a piece of evolutionary-psychology crap about which I am doomed to find myself writing some more ...
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