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941 comments

Aw, cripes (3, Funny)

krray (605395) | about 11 years ago | (#6419107)

Aw cripes. NO WONDER I'm feeling dragged by the lagging economy and wishy-washy business recently.

It must have NOTHING to do with the fact that I'm now in my early 30's and married just over one year now. So, basically ... I'm screwed?

At least I won't knock over the 7-11 on whim while out on my midnight smoke run. Oh, wait, pussy whipped...Quitting.

Damn it Spock, we need more testosterone.

Re:Aw, cripes (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419157)

It's just that most (ordinary) women aren't really much for issues bigger than the Cable Bill and What Emmy Said To Susan About Dana's Relationship With Kevin and so on.

I disinclude geek women here - you ladies are a breed apart and I salute you.

Just try thinking about a Grand Unified Theory when someone is whining at you about how you forgot to clean out the f***ing cat box again.

fp for teh nigger gheeeys (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419109)

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YOU FAIL IT! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419226)

YOU FAILED TEH FP! GO SHOOT YOUR SELF IN THE HEAD!

(thwarting the lameness filter, because the lameness filter is teh sux)

GEORGE BUSH! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419242)

You picked teh wrong story to crapflood that one to, Ssunshine!

By the thesis posited in the article, GNAA should be a bunch of coffee-achiever Rand-ian supermen! You're all doomed!

D'OH! (5, Informative)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | about 11 years ago | (#6419112)

And crime. The linked article says this happens to genus and crime in young men. Why leave that off the article? Only 10% of Slashdot readers ever read the articles, so leaving that key piece of information off is a little irresponsible, since we know the reader's habits now.

Of course, I don't know why the average Slashdot reader would need to know either fact.

Re:D'OH! (1)

CommandNotFound (571326) | about 11 years ago | (#6419158)

Or, as Homer J. said:

"I don't have time to read it. Just give me the gist of it, son."

Re:D'OH! (1)

XaXXon (202882) | about 11 years ago | (#6419184)

Because drop in crime isn't "News for Nerds." Cutting off genius, on the other hand is (or at least closer)

It's not /.'s responsibility to report all news. /. has a very targetted audience. If you want to know about news corresponding to other areas, look for another site. I, on the other hand, am interested in stuff that has to do with geek stuff.

Btw, the parent poster misspelled "genius" as "genus". Maybe he's married?

Re:D'OH! (1)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | about 11 years ago | (#6419243)

Maybe he's married?

Yup, with children ;-) Damn spell check. It doesn't help when the misspelt word ends up being another valid word. I hate it when that happens.

Re:D'OH! (2, Funny)

Thud457 (234763) | about 11 years ago | (#6419303)

What if you're a genius super-criminal?

(or a supergenius criminal?)

Re:D'OH! (5, Insightful)

letxa2000 (215841) | about 11 years ago | (#6419282)

I wonder if its that the genius just turns off, or if it's just that you don't have as much time available to do genius stuff. Fact is, I know I produced much better code much quicker when I was single and could do development from 9pm to 5am. That kind of goes out the window once you get married... I don't feel stupid, but I do feel my creative and technological output has gone down since I got married.

FP!!! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419114)

* Are you gay?
* Are you a nigger?
* Are you a GAY NIGGER?

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If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is EFNet, and you can connect to irc.secsup.org or irc.isprime.com as one of the EFNet servers.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

P.S. To keep this post on topic, the GNAA always advises its members to remain gay and niggerly, and never do the white man thing, and get married, as such leads to a loss of creative juices.

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YOU SO FUCKING FAIL IT! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419188)

YOU STRAIGHT-ASS WHITEY BREEDER!

(thwarting the lameness filter, hehe)

One plus (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419124)

There's one more advantage to being a homosexual!

Re:One plus (1)

geekmetal (682313) | about 11 years ago | (#6419225)

Not exactly, if you read the article it says the genius in the person shines due to the high testosterone level.

Kanazawa suggests "a single psychological mechanism" is responsible for this: the competitive edge among young men to fight for glory and gain the attention of women. That craving drives the all-important male hormone, testosterone.

Marriage just kills competetive edge among men, cause you don't have to earn your sex anymore. (No relation to sexual orientation)

After a man settles down, the testosterone level falls, as does his creative output, Kanazawa theorises.

If the biological desire is to reproduce (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419126)

Maybe the body figures once it's begun to do so, it's okay to stop working as hard (thinking takes energy!). At that point, survival for what you have and what you're creating is more important than achieving more.

Two words sum it all up..... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419130)

Two words sum it all up....

"yes dear...."

Re:Two words sum it all up..... (1)

scottcha+4 (643890) | about 11 years ago | (#6419299)

Also..."I'm sorry".

It's all about diversion of brainpower (1)

winkydink (650484) | about 11 years ago | (#6419131)

It requires a lot of thought and planning to have sex with seombdy else vs. DIY

Output, not potential (5, Insightful)

Planesdragon (210349) | about 11 years ago | (#6419134)

Being married--and raising children--is hard work.

Most recognized genuses have the luxury of working with little to no distraction. When you have a wife, financial trouble, and screaming children, it's rather hard to plumb the secrets of the universe.

This is no surprise to anyone.

Re:Output, not potential (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419197)

Your assumption (and mine too!) is that the husband is the genius!

Re:Output, not potential (5, Insightful)

cshark (673578) | about 11 years ago | (#6419264)

I don't really agree with the results of this test. I've been married for five years, and I'm more creative than ever. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a happy stable relationship with someone who shares many of my interests.

But most geniuses make bad relationship decisions. In fact, most of the other geniuses (especially computer programmers and physicists for some reason) that I know are morons in this area. So how about this.

Marriage itself doesn't necessarily cause brain impotence, bad choices in interpersonal relationships do.

So kids, the moral of the story...
Don't think with your dick.

So there.

Just to make /.ers feel good (5, Funny)

jpmkm (160526) | about 11 years ago | (#6419135)

I'm thinking this is just to make slashdotters able to justify their position with the opposite sex.

Re:Just to make /.ers feel good (0, Flamebait)

ae0nflx (679000) | about 11 years ago | (#6419237)

/.er's have a position with the opposite sex?!?!? That's an article in itself! Jez...This hasn't happened since Kernel v2.5 came out...

Re:Just to make /.ers feel good (1)

hesiod (111176) | about 11 years ago | (#6419251)

> I'm thinking this is just to make slashdotters able to justify their position with the opposite sex.

I thought the same thing! I mean the justification part, I'm not insightful enough to come up with that theory (now that I'm married ;)

Re:Just to make /.ers feel good (1)

Keebler71 (520908) | about 11 years ago | (#6419277)

I'll bet ya both the author and the poster are single....

also at (1)

geekmetal (682313) | about 11 years ago | (#6419136)

The story is also available at Yahoo! [yahoo.com]

Just proves: (4, Funny)

A_Non_Moose (413034) | about 11 years ago | (#6419143)

Stupidity is hereditary...your kids give it to you.

:)

The marriage part...well, I'll let her explain it.

I am one such genius (5, Funny)

Hao Wu (652581) | about 11 years ago | (#6419144)

That is why I worry about accepting a bride. What will it do to my studies? How could a woman help my research, or compile data for me? I am very torn both ways.

Re:I am one such genius (1)

BlacKat (114545) | about 11 years ago | (#6419178)

Find someone with the same core interests as you and then work on them together?

I could only imagine that would keep the "tap" going and not turn it "off" totally. :)

JUST COME TO TERMS WITH YOUR GAYNESS (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419195)

It's the only way!

OT: Recent article about SF author? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419145)

There was recently an article about a good new hard SF author. I meant to note the name (Murphy?), but I didn't. Does anyone else find Slashdot's search engine to be fairly worthless?

Anyhow, if someone can come up with a link to the article, or at least the name of the author, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks!!!

People change their priorities. (5, Insightful)

rkz (667993) | about 11 years ago | (#6419147)

If you are young single and have no children you obviously value your work very highly. Marriage is not too bad, your work is still important but your wife takes away from your work slightly.
I belive the biggest change comes when your children are born, after which your whole life changes. You no longer live for yourslef but ever decision is based on the children. They are the most important thing in your life, work is nothing....!

A proud father.

Re:People change their priorities. (1)

imAck (102644) | about 11 years ago | (#6419249)

As a husband and father myself, I would have to agree. Potential correlations to age aside, it comes down to being an issue of time. There are only so many hours in the day...and I can't spend as many of them reading man pages as I used to. Being employed in a scientific capacity, however, I would take some issue to his conclusions for that very reason. Given that my employment affords me eight hours a day to do research etc., "scientific creativity" is still a priority in that it pays the bills.

True, I can't say that scientifically, because I would have to use the simultaneous trajectory of my unmarried life as a control, but what the heck, that's only my two bits.

Re:People change their priorities. (1)

connsmythe96 (576445) | about 11 years ago | (#6419292)

If you are young single and have no children you obviously value your work very highly.

What? Says who?

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Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419148)

Mario Takes It In The Asshole [jniv.net] *

And by "it", I mean some faggot's cock - you fucking homos!

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Re:WQWWQQWWWQQ@WWWWQQQ@WWWWWQQQQ@WWWWWWQQQQQ@WWWWW (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419203)

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Re:WQWWQQWWWQQ@WWWWQQQ@WWWWWQQQQ@WWWWWWQQQQQ@WWWWW (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419233)

Re:WQWWQQWWWQQ@WWWWQQQ@WWWWWQQQQ@WWWWWWQQQQQ@WWWWW (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419271)

Re:WQWWQQWWWQQ@WWWWQQQ@WWWWWQQQQ@WWWWWWQQQQQ@WWWWW (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419290)

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At last!! (5, Funny)

md81544 (619625) | about 11 years ago | (#6419152)

Scientific support for my choice of the bachelor lifestyle. And I thought I was just being selfish.

Re:At last!! (1)

hesiod (111176) | about 11 years ago | (#6419293)

> And I thought I was just being selfish

And I thought you were just a loser.

(that there's a joke, I'm prolly a bigger loser than you will EVER be! HA! err...)

Marriage AND Children? (0, Troll)

Lil'wombat (233322) | about 11 years ago | (#6419153)

I guess professional sports shows that having children outside of marriage has no detrimental effect on creativity

This is...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419161)

... applicable to slashdot how? It's not like it's going to affect the output of goatse trolls.

Fear not! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419163)

This is a problem most /. readers will never have to deal with.

It's all right? (4, Funny)

rice_web (604109) | about 11 years ago | (#6419168)

So it is a good thing to be a virgin.

Time to go back to the high school jocks and teach 'em who was right afterall.

They thought I couldn't get sex.... I was simply trying to maintain my genius.

Re:It's all right? (1)

md81544 (619625) | about 11 years ago | (#6419248)

Hang on... the article isn't saying that if you have the odd shag or three (per day) you're going to lose your ability to code in perl... it's just getting married and settling down (thank goodness)

Re:It's all right? (2, Funny)

Theaetetus (590071) | about 11 years ago | (#6419253)

They thought I couldn't get sex.... I was simply trying to maintain my genius.

Sorry, no... Study says you just have to remain unmarried - but you can feel free to get all the sex you can.

Or maybe this implies something about your lack of genius. ;)

j/k
-T

Re:It's all right? (1)

rice_web (604109) | about 11 years ago | (#6419291)

Study says you just have to remain unmarried

And what SlashDotter ever had sex before marriage? Face it, we're bitches from the start.

Re:It's all right? (1)

SirWhoopass (108232) | about 11 years ago | (#6419254)

You misunderstand, it isn't sex that causes the loss of genius, it is marriage and children.

The guys who sleep around get to keep their genius and they get laid. Way better than simply keeping your genius.

Re:It's all right? (1)

f97tosc (578893) | about 11 years ago | (#6419296)


So it is a good thing to be a virgin.
Time to go back to the high school jocks and teach 'em who was right afterall.
They thought I couldn't get sex.... I was simply trying to maintain my genius.

Woah. Nobody said there was anything bad about having sex... it can be inspirational.

And nobody said that family was bad for other activities than discoveries. Maybe the jocks are successful pointed-hair-bosses and football players.

Tor

What This Reminds Me Of... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419171)

...when John Milton was married, he wrote "Paradise Lost." After his wife died, he wrote "Paradise Regained."

This joke is what the article's statement remids me of.

This was discussed in Seinfeld... (1)

d7o3g4q (648760) | about 11 years ago | (#6419173)

JERRY: Got lost? We went to school here for three years. GEORGE: What are these? (Holds test tubes to his head like antennae) Take me to your leader. JERRY: Oh my God. You had sex. You had sex with Louise! GEORGE: No, the Portuguese waitress. JERRY: The Portuguese waitress? GEORGE: I calculated my odds of ever getting together with a Portuguese waitress. Mathematically, I had to do it, Jerry.

Ah ha! This must be why Metallica sucks. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419174)

I wonder if the Black album coincides with the weddings of Lars, Kirk, and James. Hrmmmmm. Time to fire up Google.

Booty (-1)

felonious (636719) | about 11 years ago | (#6419177)

Never underestimate those who wield the power of pussy!

Yep. (5, Funny)

cascino (454769) | about 11 years ago | (#6419181)

To quote Victor Hugo the morning after sleeping with his mistress:
"France lost a great novel last night."

This is a load of you know what. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419183)

I'm still a genius, with a wife and three kids.

Little known fact: (4, Funny)

EvilStein (414640) | about 11 years ago | (#6419185)

There is a food that has been proven to all but eliminate a woman's sex drive.

It's called "wedding cake." :D

bah-dum..*ching*

uh. (0)

Matey-O (518004) | about 11 years ago | (#6419186)

What?

.

Not just marriage (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419187)

I'm single and I've found the continued growth of my stupidity also tames my genius.

No surprise here... (5, Funny)

hax4bux (209237) | about 11 years ago | (#6419190)

Spouses, rug rats and home ownership are all serious destractions. This is why I feel real hackers should be castrated to avoid them. There is historical precedent (i.e. the operatic castrato).

You might think being an unwashed dedicated geek is enough to repel the opposite sex, but we all know plenty of counter examples. Nope. Castration is the only way to demonstrate that you are a dedicate uber geek.

You first.

oh (5, Funny)

lurgyman (587233) | about 11 years ago | (#6419191)

Does this mean there's been a rash of marriages in Washington?

Bach humbug! (5, Informative)

AtariAmarok (451306) | about 11 years ago | (#6419192)

It did not take long to come up with a glaring exception: a man recognized as one of the top few composers of all time:

"Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was the most prolific of the great composers. In his 65 years he produced 1,200 musical works and 20 children. You can find his compositions listed in an encyclopedia." [geocities.com]

(For the mathematically minded, that's 60 musical works per child. Isn't P.D.Q. #21 ?)

Ha ha! (1)

Lysol (11150) | about 11 years ago | (#6419198)

Dr Kanazawa theorises after a man settles down, the testosterone level falls, as does his creative output.

This is great! I have two scenerios in my head:

1. Man, hard five-o'clock shadow, wearing apron, cig hangin out of his mouth, frying eggs wondering 'how'd I get myself into this'.

2. Man sitting on couch, staring into space and kids repeatedly hit him on the head with nerf sword yelling 'play Harry Potter with us'.

What's worse and definitely not funny, btw, is that I'm just around the corner from that. Jesus... *stares out the window*

Nonsense! (0, Flamebait)

exp(pi*sqrt(163)) (613870) | about 11 years ago | (#6419205)

the competitive edge among young men to fight for glory and gain the attention of women
Nothing to do with that. Just try to do something creative while you have a wife working full time to sap your creative energies and redirecting them to massage her ego. "Am I really everything you want in the world?", "Don't you think about me all day long?", "Is your work more important than our marriage?", "Stop doing that and help me clean the house!". No doubt it's all familiar to many /.ers.

This is a surprise? (1)

MarkedMan (523274) | about 11 years ago | (#6419207)

>creative genius is turned off almost like a tap if a man gets married and has children, regardless of age."

Lack of regular sex will do that to you...

Can you do both? (1)

IthnkImParanoid (410494) | about 11 years ago | (#6419209)

Not having RTFA, I find it much more likely these men chose between being a scientist or inventor and having a family. They both require just about 100% commitment if you're to have any success with them, so it seems you can't do both, and these guys are smart enough to know that. Once they chose their family, they gave up on attaining greatness.

NGANGANN!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419212)

* Are you gay?
* Are you a nigger?
* Are you a GAY NIGGER?

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!

Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.

Why not sign up now? It's quick and easy, only 2 simple steps!

First, you have to obtain a copy of "GAY NIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE" [imdb.com] [imdb.com] and watch it.

Second, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on EFNet, and apply for membership.

Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today!

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-A Proud and Gay Nigger

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This is probably good news (2, Funny)

photo storm (610997) | about 11 years ago | (#6419213)

It means that our brilliant technical minds will continue being brilliant, since the overwhelming majority are in no danger of becoming married.

Not true (1)

Cranky_92109 (414726) | about 11 years ago | (#6419214)

It's just that their wives take credit for all of their really GOOD ideas.

questions abound (1)

cacheMan (150533) | about 11 years ago | (#6419215)

What happens when they get divorced? What about womens creative genius? What about men that don't get married, they just get older?

I'm lucky... (1)

Muerto (656791) | about 11 years ago | (#6419216)

Thank goodness I lost my testicles in a terrible accident at age 12... i'm set to be brilliant for the rest of my life.

Re:I'm lucky... (1)

SparkyUK (10333) | about 11 years ago | (#6419262)

Ermm....no. If you read the article (a stretch for a /. poster I know) you'd see that the they tie genius (and crime) to testosterone....

Amazing! (1)

Telastyn (206146) | about 11 years ago | (#6419217)

Immagine, spending time on something will leave you with less time for other things!

Suprise, Suprise... (2, Insightful)

Dijital (74753) | about 11 years ago | (#6419221)

There's a simple reason why. In any good committed relationship, your partner usually comes in first place on the priority list. For a scientist to make a great contribution, you have to have 2 things: (1) Almost fanatical devotion to your field of study. (2) Luck. Having a wife and kids to look after doesn't leave much time and attention to a scientific study.

No! (1)

packethead (322873) | about 11 years ago | (#6419224)

You mean I can't creatively have a nice Guiness anymore. Damn! You know it just goes to... what? genius? Oh that's different.

Nevermind

So... (1)

chowdmouse (155597) | about 11 years ago | (#6419227)

Do you get smarter if you get divorced?

Re:So... (1)

falzer (224563) | about 11 years ago | (#6419302)

Q: Why is getting divorced so expensive?
A: Because it's worth it.

Duh (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419229)

You'd have to be stupid to get married.

smells funny (1)

bartyboy (99076) | about 11 years ago | (#6419231)

Are these the same guys who measured heads and lumps on skulls to determine who's a potential criminal?

I think ... (1)

errl (43525) | about 11 years ago | (#6419234)

... that those who get married and children overall feel better. At least I feel alot better when being with my girlfriend or conducting other social activities than if I'm only studying. And that is far more important to me than contributing to science.

Jonathan Edwards? (1)

jpsowin (325530) | about 11 years ago | (#6419235)

Jonathan Edwards is considered one of America's top metaphysicans/theologians and is considered to be a genius in practically every intellectual circle. What is of note is that he had an amazing marriage to Sarah Edwards and she bore him 11 children. He was also a president of Princeton, and a leader of the first great awakening in America.

Only one of many, many, many examples.

Confounding Variable (1)

kmac06 (608921) | about 11 years ago | (#6419240)

But those who marry well subsequently stop committing crime...

Anyone else see a confounding variable here? If you 'marry well,' I'd say there's a better chance of you already turning away from crime...

From the article... (1)

$exyNerdie (683214) | about 11 years ago | (#6419245)


Dr Kanazawa suggests "a single psychological mechanism" is responsible for this: the competitive edge among young men to fight for glory and gain the attention of women .

Hello !!!! Any women out there who like the Scientists ????

Rosie (1)

felonious (636719) | about 11 years ago | (#6419252)

I'm sure without kids it would still change things.

Everyone at a party I went to was feeling Rosie..
Rosie got sore and went home..

Badda Bing

Rosie was my ex

Just one point though.. (5, Interesting)

sonali (619788) | about 11 years ago | (#6419261)

Dr Kanazawa suggests "a single psychological mechanism" is responsible for this: the competitive edge among young men to fight for glory and gain the attention of women. That craving drives the all-important male hormone, testosterone..

Don't you think that after fighting for the attention of women, the "scientist" would go ahead and concentrate on other stuff: his scientific career? You know with one thing out of the way, even lesser mortals like us pay attention to other issues.

Just a thought. I wonder what happens to women scientists when they get married!

what about women? (3, Insightful)

sniggly (216454) | about 11 years ago | (#6419267)

Creative genius and crime express themselves early in men but both are turned off almost like a tap if a man gets married and has children, a study says.

Are we supposed to guess women aren't affected by this? Maybe the study isnt sexist but the article covering it sure is...

bad timing.. (1)

Xzzy (111297) | about 11 years ago | (#6419268)

Stephen Hawking is pretty much screwed [thesun.co.uk] if this research turns out to be true.

If only he'd waited a week more for this story to circulate the net.

Interesting data - no good conclusions though (1)

dtolman (688781) | about 11 years ago | (#6419270)

While the study notes the fact that output drops off - it doesn't have any data to come up with an explanation as to why. So any explanation given is just speculation... My theory - maybe its because once married, they no longer want to commit the time they once spent working (whose going to spend 16 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lab when the wife wants you home?) Once a study comes out to say why the output decreases (don't want to spend the time anymore, brain starting to malfunction, etc) - that will be real news...

Oblig. Soviet Russia (1, Funny)

chef_raekwon (411401) | about 11 years ago | (#6419272)

In Soviet Russia, kids have you!

Fruedian article. (5, Insightful)

u19925 (613350) | about 11 years ago | (#6419274)

From the article:

Dr Kanazawa suggests "a single psychological mechanism" is responsible for this: the competitive edge among young men to fight for glory and gain the attention of women.

Isn't this what Freud said nearly 100 years ago?

Hi (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6419276)

They dont do real research at the University of New Zealand. All the greatest UFO and Bigfoot researchers are based there.

They're more interested in publicity than science. I fail to see anything credible in this research, other than some guy trying to 'shock conventions' with his 'radical theories'.

Hooray!!! (1)

KillerHamster (645942) | about 11 years ago | (#6419281)

I'll remain a genius forever!

Umm... (1)

Aztaroth (105303) | about 11 years ago | (#6419283)

Is anyone surprised by this? Really?

On a slightly related note... I recently read "The man who loved only numbers" by Paul Hoffman. A pretty interesting biography of Paul Erdös (who didn't marry and continued doing mathematics and publishing papers until his death). I'd recommend reading it. To some people, at least. ;)

Castration (1)

CowboyRobot (671517) | about 11 years ago | (#6419284)

Nikolai Tesla (inventor of AC generators, among many other things) cut off his own testicles at age 40, after coming to the conclusion that his interest in women was distracting him from his work.

That said, while my first conclusion from the article was that marriage causes a decrease in creativity, it's more likely a mutually-reinforcing situation: A guy who lives for his work won't have the time or inclination to meet people and 'settle down'. Only after he has already reached the end of his youthful enthusiasm for work does he perk his head up and realize that there are other things in life.

And THAT said, I know from my own experience that, after ending a long-term relationship and being single again for the first time in years, I was amazed at how much creativity I had.

ADA (1)

hoagieslapper (593527) | about 11 years ago | (#6419285)

I wonder if this will be covered the Americans with Disabilities Act? If so, aftr being maried for years, I can't weight!

women? (1)

ichthyos (674693) | about 11 years ago | (#6419287)

creative genius is turned off almost like a tap if a man gets married and has children
what about female geniuses? what happens when they get married?

And if a genius woman marries? (1)

DevNull (6840) | about 11 years ago | (#6419295)

I guess it wouldn't be about testosterone then, but the study would hold more sway if there were any data going the other way. For that matter, what about gay geniuses - is it the same? Fact is, raw genius often makes for terribly imbalanced people - maybe marriage helps them. Either way, the study is flawed, whether it's true or not. Can the /. editors be modded as flamebait?

well (1)

geek (5680) | about 11 years ago | (#6419300)

Personally, I don't think you need to be a genius to see the rewards in a family and friends.
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