Friday, December 17, 2004

Dr. Eng, meet Occam's Razor

Check out Mickey Kaus from Wednesday:
How dumb are academics? Part XXIII: Today's N.Y. Post reports on a Harvard School of Public Health Study that found "men tend to do less exercise and put on weight" after they remarry, even though they eat healthier diets. The explanation, offered by Dr. Patricia Mona Eng:

Time demands of a new spousal role may preclude routine exercise.

Alternative non-Harvard-approved explanation for why they exercised more before they remarried: They wanted to get laid. ... On second thought, that theory may be crude and inappropriate. Sex isn't a big factor in male motivation. We all know that. Stick with the "time demands of a spousal role" business. Yes, that's the ticket.


At 9:29 a.m., Blogger Sean McCormick said...

"Time demands of a new spousal role may preclude routine exercise."

That sentence is about right aside from the fact that it's missing a few colourful expletives.


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