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Great Moments in Social Science, Part 10,976

This squib, which I ran across quite by accident in a book on substance abuse, hardly requires comment:

A recent study at the University of Glasgow found that alcohol makes the opposite sex appear more facially attractive, at least in the eyes of the drinker. Compared to abstainers, drinkers were more likely to rate someone of the opposite sex as attractive. Alcohol had no effect on the rating of same-sex attractiveness. This may explain why drinking in bars and at parties often leads to sex.

What would we do without social science?

Discussions - 4 Comments

"Facially attractive"? I wonder if the scientists can read their own data correctly?

I think the scientific term is beer goggles.

I wonder if we could save liver damage by simply putting in lower-wattage bulbs?

Or, as that famous social scientist and commentator Will E Nelson once wrote: "I went home at two with a ten, and woke up at ten with a two."

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