Thursday, April 30, 2009

You have to laugh

From Terry Eagleton, writing in the London Review of Books ($):

During the Second World War, a woman was interned for five months when the authorities discovered an entry in her diary reading 'Destroy British Queen. Install Italian Queen.' She turned out to be a beekeeper.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A logic problem

Now class, what can we conclude from these two nearly adjacent papers in the current issue of Intelligence?

1. Intelligence and semen quality are positively correlated

2. Conservatism and cognitive ability
First sentence of abstract: "Conservatism and cognitive ability are negatively correlated."