Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why Do Smart People Do More Drugs?

Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa has this theory, which he calls the Savanna-IQ Interaction Hypothesis.

Here's how it goes: intelligence evolved as a way to deal with "evolutionary novelties" -- to help humans respond to things in their environment to which they were, as a species, unaccustomed. Thus, smart people are more likely to deal with new things and try them. Those new things seem to include drugs.

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