Thursday, October 25, 2007

Next year's Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine?

It is a wonder that researchers get away with such twaddle as this gem from Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics (I thought that the LSE was supposed to be reputable???).
What is even more remarkable is that the BBC chose to report on it. Dr. Curry claims that the human race will split into two - one part will be tall handsome and intelligent the other squat and dumb. Especially interesting is his observation that:

Women, on the other hand, will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features, he adds.

Sounds like the kind of fantasies I used to have when I was 14. ANYWAY...
The article goes on to say that:

Dr Curry warns, in 10,000 years time humans may have paid a genetic price for relying on technology.

This is the key. The BBC is part of the anti-technology Gucci Socialist/Environmentalist clique and anything that suggests that:
  • Technology and innovation is leading to our downfall

  • We should return to a simpler state (read living in jungles, praying to stone idols and dying of preventable diseases)

will get some airing on the BBC. Sad thing is that this sort of rubbish isn't even original.

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