Troubling news is spreading. I may have been going about my dissertation all wrong. The New York Times is reporting on some new 'research' that looks into to why some scientists are more productive than others. The findings? Productivity is correlated to the amount of beer the researcher drinks. The article states, "the more beer a scientist drinks, the less likely the scientist is to publish a paper or to have a paper cited by another researcher." Apparently alcohol's role in networking hasn't been helping the scientists.
Now, before anyone goes off the deep end, keep in mind that drinking some beer is good for you and the study does not say anything about bourbon. Here's to hoping that philosophy research is that different from scientific research..
-- Second Suitor
Update (from PGOAT): Let me take this opportunity to gratuitously re-post the Crack Spider video.
Nice web, Mr. Crack Spider.