beer for algernon

Spike Jones (spike66@ibm.net)
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 21:39:56 -0700

Matt Gingell wrote:...people can hold and manipulate 7 plus-or-minus 2 symbols comfortably Im way down the bell curve, I can barely do 5 on a good day....

Matt, consider this. In the old west, the buffalo herds would roam the plains, pursued by predators. The weakest and slowest buffalo would be picked off first, and the remaining survivors would live to reproduce, so in fact predation kept the herd strong.

The consumption of alcohol is known to kill brain cells, but fortunately it kills the slowest and weakest brain cells first. This is why one gets so much smarter after three or four beers. Perhaps you should drink more. {8^D spike