Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Well, this would explain a number of people I've known

Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults.

They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained


Luton Ian said...

There's a good reason why it's called "dope".

I'm not going to dismiss the idea that it permanently impairs IQ,


If the study didn't control for differing IQ before the dope smoking started,

it could be explained equally well by the kids who were brighter to start with, staying off the stuff.

I've got to laugh, I guy I used to work with (think of "rocky" in the rocky horror show - he looked like that), was always sneaking off for what he thought was a crafty spliff.

He'd spend the rest of the morning looking at his phone every ten second to see if it was lunch time yet.

He wasn't very bright to begin with.

Anonymous said...

such BS - I know very smart professional folks who smoke every day. They don't have beers or martinis at night. Beer and cigarettes will rot your brain and body. Don't drink the govt koolaid guys.

Firehand said...

I have doubts that Duke U. and King's College count as distributors of .gov koolaid; at least not this kind.

BobG said...

I tend to go with Luton Lan; maybe it's the stupid ones that end up doing all the smoking.
Correlation does not necessarily imply causation.

JebTexas said...

Sagan smoked. But then again, he was very bright to begin with.