[FoRK] Fwd: [hackerdojo] NightOwls are smarter...

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Jul 12 09:39:28 PDT 2010

  On 7/12/10 6:15 AM, geege schuman wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 1:38 AM, Stephen Williams<sdw at lig.net>  wrote:
>>   Lol...  What about those that stay up until 2-6am?  ;-)
> Like convenience store workers, strippers (and their patrons)?

(Some) strippers probably are smarter than their patrons.  Perhaps most.  At least at the point of "sale".  ;-)

> (How come YOU get to top post?)

There are two main categories of top post.  This one, editorializing on a found article rather than conversing in a thread as we 
are now, makes more sense.  The attached article(s) could be arbitrarily long and having to search for the initial comment(s) at 
the end is out of order as it might force a reread.  The opposite is true for a thread: having the context first, in order, is 
the natural reading order.

Still, with those who are not known to be sufficiently email savvy, and almost all of those suspected of using terminally broken 
Outlook, I have to always top post or there is a high likelihood of confusion.

Or, just because I'm special.  :-P


> Geege
>> Thought the Dojo might like this:
>> =========================
>> from:ttp://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200911/intelligence-the-
>> evolution-night-owls
>> IQs and Zs
>> Night owls are smarter than other people, and now we may know why. The
>> modern world contains many features our slow-to-evolve brains still
>> find unfamiliar—cars, TVs, hot dogs on a stick. But the world has
>> always thrown new stuff at us, and brighter humans may adapt more
>> ably.
>> Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at The London School of Economics and
>> Political Science, argues that, while we have specialized mental
>> modules for navigation, social interaction, and other age-old tasks,
>> general intelligence is its own module handling only evolutionarily
>> novel circumstances. And he has data showing that people with higher
>> IQs are more likely to have values and preferences that just didn't
>> make sense for our ancestors to embrace. One of those is staying up
>> late.
>> A previous study found that evening people are smarter than morning
>> people. In a new paper, Kanazawa replicates the finding and provides a
>> theoretical grounding. Because the nocturnal lifestyle allowed by
>> electricity didn't exist 10,000 years ago, we must now rely on general
>> intelligence to override our early-to-bed instincts. So those with
>> more of it stay up later. How much later? See below.
>> Night Lights
>> Bedtimes and wake-up times for Americans in their 20s by IQ.
>> Very Dull (IQ<   75)
>> Weekday: 11:41 P.M.-7:20 A.M.
>> Weekend: 12:35 A.M.-10:09 A.M.
>> Normal (90<   IQ<   110)
>> Weekday: 12:10 A.M.-7:32 A.M.
>> Weekend: 1:13 A.M.-10:14 A.M.
>> Very Bright (IQ>   125)
>> Weekday: 12:29 A.M.-7:52 A.M.
>> Weekend: 1:44 A.M.-11:07 A.M.

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