"Israeli Army recruits and veterans" What is the average IQ of those not in the army??
Following the logic in the summary, it should be higher. From the summary:
'People on the lower end of the average IQ tend to display poorer overall decision-making skills when it comes to their health,' says Weiser.
What about second hand smoke?
"Who's the more foolish: The fool, or the fool who follows him?"
i'm shocked. cigarretes are known to constrict blood and oxygen flow. i bet people who smoke are limiting the blood and oxygen flow to their brain and this results in lower IQ results.
it's not the tobacco since a lot of smart people smoke cigars. it's the extras like uranium, polonium and hundreds of other chemicals that the tobacco companies spray on cigarretes that are really bad for you
No, you got it wrong. Smoking does not make you dumb, but dumb people start smoking. It's right there in the summary: stupid people make poor choices regarding their own health.
And I find it easier to think abstractly when I do (I did quit for over a year). Smoking forces me to take a break from what I'm doing every once in a while, so I get to separate myself from it. Then I get 5 minutes or so of time to contemplate or for abstract thought. I do honestly find myself more productive when I do smoke. Now, I'm not trying to rationalize it (I hate the fact that I got started again)... Just an observation...
Yes, and in the morning, I don't wake up until I have had my cup of coffee. Funny how it wasn't so back when I didn't drink coffee...
Point: your smoking addiction lets you function normally when you smoke, but when you do not smoke, you will function worse. A non-smoker functions normally all the time.
A machine as locked down as the iPod isn't "general purpose" in my view.
A view I share, but unfortunately it's not a single purpose device like a VCR or cassette deck (showing my age again). Even as locked down as it is it falls into the "general purpose" category, some may call this "redefining the industry", I prefer to call it only doing half a job.
BTW, the definition should almost be word for word with Wikipedia.
With the added benefit of every app having been screened for malware.
That's simply not true. Apple doesn't check for malware. They'll remove a malware if it's obvious enough it is one. And they'll remove apps for all kinds of other reasons.
But do not think that they do a rigorous code review and security check of every application. They do not, and they admit as much.
If anything, your comment seems to demonstrate, their screening process is probably leading iPhone/iPad users into a false sense of security (assuming those same users think the same way you do).
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken