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Saturday, November 13, 2004

  Physics Geek: Great American Smokeout

Physics Geek: Great American Smokeout

I more or less managed to quit smoking cigarettes a while back (I still bum them), but I picked up a tobacco pipe instead, which smells better and tastes better. Until today I justified still smoking the pipe because I love getting double takes from cops - "what the heck is that guy smoking?")

I also believe that smoking raises IQ by 5 points. Example - In the 60s, everyone in NASA smoked. Result: We got to the moon in 9 years. In the 00s, no one in NASA can smoke on duty. Result: We can't get back to the moon in less than 16 years.

I've just learned that even if I quit smoking that I'm still at least 14 IQ points smarter than either Bush or Kerry. I also scored 40 pts higher on the SATs than Al Gore. This proves to me that IQ is not a indicator of success in life or politics - that other factors, environment(Yale, marrying rich), heredity (the blue blood kind), discipline, and just plain luck - are far more important than IQ. Damn it.

So the smart thing is to quit smoking and clean up my immediate environment - and then start to hang around places like Yale.

I've got to put 7 more years, dumber, on the tail end of my life if I want to get to the asteroids.

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