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'No Duh!' Studies Du Jour

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It seems like this has been a landmark week for studies that will have you scratching your head and asking."Why?" Most of this information falls into the "no duh!" category of science. Tell us something we don't already know, people!

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Obese Children More Likely To Be Bullied (Yahoo) -- Any first grader could have told you this.

Meeting a Beautiful Woman Makes Guys' Hearts Race (FOX News) -- It does? Really?? Who knew?!

It's Official: Birth Control Does Lower Sex Drive (True Slant) -- So THAT'S how it prevents pregnancy ... by making us never want to have sex!

Television to Blame for Obesity and Poor School Performance (Scotsman)-- Good thing scientists are spending their valuable time studying important stuff we never knew ... not!

Study Shows Trend of Increasing Obesity in Pregnant Moms Contributing to Higher Body Fat in Newborns (ScienceDaily) -- And this is what they call science these days?!

Mom's Favoritism Can Affect Kids, Sibling Rivalry as Adults (USA Today) -- Now we're really glad we were mom's favorite!

Teens Who Post About Sex More Likely To Have It (LiveScience) -- Teenagers talk about sex? On Facebook? Get out!


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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anon May 7, 2010, 2:28 PM

And you are contributing to society how exactly? By pointing out the flaws in other people’s work which can later be cited in further scientific works?

You can’t cite a first grader. Go learn something about the scientific process, then write an article.

Anne May 7, 2010, 2:42 PM

I am one of these useless researchers that studies the effects of media. These studies DO provide valuable information in that they give supporting evidence to things we may have believed. Of course they are ideas we’ve all thought about, that’s why they were researched. Plus most of these studies are likely more complex than the one-liners make them sound.

Anon May 7, 2010, 2:51 PM

Most of the stuff you listed was surveys and statistics… Not the scientific method.

When you actually have something to say about science, you might have a point.


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