Vegetarian soapbox needs solid kicking.
So I'm not being a afflicated by rampant vegetarianism.
'Or ammmm I?' (please read this is Spongebob Squarepants sotto voice)
Yesterday on my way back from Dundrum with the paramour, we were listening to Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk and up popped Dr Catherine Gale who has recently completed some 'research' that suggests vegetarians are smarter than the average bear, or me and quite possibly, you.
'We know from other studies that brighter children tend to behave in a healthier fashion as adults — they’re less likely to smoke, less likely to be overweight, less likely to have high blood pressure and more likely to take strenuous exercise,” Gale said. “This study provides further evidence that people with a higher IQ tend to have a healthier lifestyle.”
'My God Paramour, listen to that. Smart people tend to make better choices than the not so smart. Why it's genius!'
In the study, Gale’s team collected data on nearly 8,200 men and women aged 30, whose IQ had been tested when they were 10 years of age.
“Children who scored higher on IQ tests at age 10 were more likely than those who got lower scores to report that they were vegetarian at the age of 30,” Gale said.
Okay so far so good.'
The researchers found that 4.5 percent of participants were vegetarians. Of these, 2.5 percent were vegan, and 33.6 percent said they were vegetarian but also ate fish or chicken.
Schrrreeeecccccchhhhhhhh! Say fucking what now?
'There was no difference in IQ score between strict vegetarians and those who said they were vegetarian but who said they ate fish or chicken,' the researcher added.
So it transpires that many of the 'vegetarians' eat chicken and fish.
'But surely they aren't vegetarians?' Moncrieff cried.
'Well they preceive themselves to be.'
So there you have it, vegetarians ar so clever and smart they don't even have to be vegetarians at all, they just need to close their little beady eyes and 'perceive' it. And then said vegatarians who actually eat meat can become smarter than people who also eat meat but don't claim to be vegetarians.
In other words some people are smarter than others.
I'm surprised the world still turns this morning.