[ExI] An important new application of evolutionary thinking (not)

Max More max at maxmore.com
Sat Aug 2 16:11:13 UTC 2008

Beer Makes You Smarter

A herd of buffalo can move only as fast as the slowest buffalo. When 
the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back 
that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as 
a whole because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps 
improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the 
slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills 
brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain 
cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the 
weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient 
machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers. 

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