Thankfully, we ain’t scientists

For Scientists, a Beer Test Shows Results as a Litmus Test

According to the study, published in February in Oikos, a highly respected scientific journal, the more beer a scientist drinks, the less likely the scientist is to publish a paper or to have a paper cited by another researcher, a measure of a paper’s quality and importance.

I feel less bad about not getting past Calc II now. I’d like to see a similar study in our field. Many of the folks I know who publish regularly are fans of the ol’ beer. Heck, Jeff drinks so much beer he had to start a second blog for it. And the man cranks out the writin’. Perhaps the beer-writing relationship is reversed for humanists. And in an attempt to prove it, I’m off to the basement for a nice bottle of Ommegang.

Update 3/24: via Slashdot, a criticism of the study, with some funny comments to boot.

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One Response to Thankfully, we ain’t scientists

  1. jeff says:

    He he. Beer makes me write. Hell, I carry a little notebook around for taking notes when I go drinking.

    More on the study here

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