Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: The Silliest 'Scientific' Story That We've Seen So Far This Easter...

21 March 2008

The Silliest 'Scientific' Story That We've Seen So Far This Easter...

People who made gifts to others or to charities reported they were happier than folks who didn't share, according to a report in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

While previous studies have shown that having more money can increase happiness, the researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard University wondered if the way people spent their money made any difference.

Turns out, it does.
Well, damned double DUH! Talk about stating the sodding obvious.


Who the heck ever needed some smart arse scientists to proudly present the populous with such simple sorts of 'self evidence'? We know we definitely didn't.

We doubt that those who gave those little Iraq kids a few small sachets of sweets to savour did either.

Nor those who, no matter how temporarily it may turn out to be, lit up the lovable faces and lightened the lives of this little-tyke-team of serially deprived Roma/Gypsy lads in Macedonia - simply by presenting them with (completely pro bono of course), a few paltry pound's worth of plastic footballs.

Lead researcher Elizabeth W. Dunn, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, said she wasn't surprised that doing something for others made people happy.
Not surprised, eh? Really? Well surprise, suprise - nor are we.

Scientific findings, eh? Huh.

Pssst. Listen, lady... we've shit some scientific findings.

"People need a humanitarian outlet ... feeling that they make a difference ... that's very motivating," [Wendy] Koslow said.
Yeah, we know, Ms Koslow.

See some more on just one of the many (wacky weird & wonderful) ways that so much precious dosh is simply slopped straight down the drains - on a damned daily basis.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous bootlean said...

Well said my old friend. Only those who never tried it wouldn't know it.

Also, I remember you told us a couple of times about your travels in the old Yugolslavia and so wondered if you knew much about Macedonia - first hand?

6:08 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

My wife always says the three things I despise most are psychiatrists, psychologists, and dentists. She's certainly right about the first two; personally, I thinks 'dentists' come fourth, after social workers.

8:57 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

Who knew?

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt give millions to charity

11:39 pm  
Anonymous peter england said...

Tut, tut. The scientists forgot to include in their findings that it really does go dark at night.

10:35 am  

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