The theory of intelligence

Piccole letture in chiave umoristica e/o filosofica

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“Well, you see Bob, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. Consequently, when the herd is hunted, the slowest and weakest ones at the back are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole because the speed and health of the group keeps improving thanks to the elimination of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, an excessive intake of alcohol kills our brain cells. But, as with the buffalo, it is the slowest and weakest brain cells that get attacked first. The result is that regular consumption of alcohol eliminates the weaker brain cells thereby making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

“And that, Bob, is why you always feel more intelligent after a few glasses of wine.”

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