And lower IQ.
Since the time of Oscar Wilde, the media has tried to push drugs as something only intelligent people “try”. OK, “Try”, first off, that’s not possible.
You are a biochemical in/out machine. There is no Try. This isn’t a fucking cheese sample.
Try to put porridge in your gas tank. It isn’t supposed to be there. It throws the otherwise working parts off. Can you arrange a deep clean for your brain? No.
One meal can give you food poisoning or an infection that won’t quit. This is easy to diagnose because it’s gut. One instance of drug use can and does damage you. It may not kill you, but like puffing on one fag doesn’t instantly KaPow you with lung cancer, it does always damage you.
Something something artistic 2deep4u Byron. I’m sure the pre-existing mental illness and self-medication had nothing to do with it.
Nope. There is no evidence for that ‘genius’ connection, it’s purely anecdotal. The lazy people want to blame the drugs for less-than-ideal performance failure, a common form of self-sabotage. Do smart people sabotage out of peer pressure?
They commonly cite openness, a personality trait that smart people can be ever so slightly higher on. This is because it basically looks for intellectual curiosity, it’s a confound of the variable.
No, it doesn’t mean that ‘open’ people are smart, it isn’t truly connected.
Not to mention, but I’m gonna-
People self-rate on openness, can you imagine if we did that with IQ?
Relatively little is known about the neural bases of the Big Five personality trait Openness/Intellect. This trait is composed of two related but separable aspects
Intellect was also correlated significantly with scores on tests of intelligence and working memory capacity, but the association of Intellect with brain activity could not be entirely explained by cognitive ability.
Look at a related variable, something easy to measure. e.g.
The higher someone’s IQ, the older they are when they lose their virginity.
I don’t think they’re smoking pot. Somehow. This is just the new trendy thing to smoke anyway, look at tobacco rates for how much Millennials despise something with health warnings attached. Tricked their grandparents though.
Look at the cluster of finding. Look at related variables.
They might just say, Oh that’s it, no other effects on a person?
In adults you can damage the frontal connections. This happens with any addiction including porn and is called hypofrontality, there is reduced activity in the reasoning… levels (which are where most of the IQ stuff happens).
Well, why would pro-abortion anti-natalists be telling us to do it?
This along with advanced paternal age.
Both increase mutations.
It isn’t women trying to conceive who need to be teetotal and off drugs for as long as possible (ideally never starting), there is far more cause for men to do it. Look up advice for men trying to conceive, it says exactly this.
If anything, the rules are more stringent for men.
Because it’s their sole contribution to the baby-making process.
The work comes years beforehand.
This is genetic.
Since men process sperm repeatedly, constantly, any damage from any point in their life is present and consequent on their present sperm. However, it’s hard to discern clear medical causation beyond a few months because we’ve yet to find a suitable method, not because it isn’t there. FYI, you can’t really use sperm beyond ten years, more like five would be pushing it. It isn’t a magical technology.
Sperm is purely epigenetic in men because it is one of the few body parts that constantly refreshes with a completely new code, new switches off or on. It would be immoral to damage and mutate babies deliberately to prove this.
published in the Human Reproduction journal — researchers looked at sperm samples of 1,970 men from various fertility clinics in the United Kingdom. The scientists examined how smoking and drinking habits, as well as other lifestyle factors, such as BMI, medical history and the type of underwear worn, affected sperm
Okay, you might think, but most of them are fine?
You don’t have any particular medical problems? You can afford to?
Of the men studied, 1,652 produced “normal” samples of sperm, meaning that more than 4 percent of their sperm was the right shape and size. The remaining men’s sperm was shown as “abnormal.”
A lot of men have rendered themselves infertile and don’t even know it.
There’s no such thing as free love, look at the Boomers suddenly getting pathogenic cancers.
Is it any coincidence that such drug use is common among already-low IQ populations?
How about the undeniable link to high time preference, inversely associated with IQ?
The ONLY link found of IQ to drug use is childhood IQ.
Yep, they’re basically lobotomising themselves.
Once the neurons are pruned, they’re dead. They’re gone. You cannot get them back.
Is that because drugs=good or some other explanation, like a society that hates smarts and teaching systems that imprison them until they’re eighteen?
Where’s the adult (25+, in brain terms) IQ connection?