Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Can you imagine this headline/article about any other group?

The Awl publishes:
It's Science!7

Why White People Are Fat, Drunk and Sad


Finally, an excuse for my obesity, dipsomania and moroseness: "Westerners could be genetically programmed to consume fatty foods and alcohol more than those from the east, researchers have claimed. Scientists at the University of Aberdeen say a genetic switch – DNA which turns genes on or off within cells – regulates appetite and thirst. The study suggests it is also linked to depression."
 
Next up, why some population groups are genetically predisposed to perform as well as other groups in standardized tests of intelligence and are overrepresented in prison populations.

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