Seeking truth

Post date: Nov 04, 2013 8:44:26 AM

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