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Seeking truth

posted 4 Nov 2013, 00:44 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 7 Nov 2013, 01:16 by Tony Kirby ]
Some fascinating research findings in today's paper which reminds me that researchers can get stuck in the trap of thinking they are finding truth . . .
  • When grandmothers have a big role in bringing up their grandchildren the children are more likely to be obese
  • If you show pictures to people in Poland and Papua they will pick the same people as ugly but have different views of beauty
  • In France more left handed people get into fights than right handed
  • If a dog shakes it's tail to the right it is happy; if it shakes to the left it is anxious

Sounded to me like the Leunig cartoon