Housekeeping Confidential to Eric Grandy
posted by February 9 at 14:01 PMon
Here’s that article I was telling you about. This is the quote from one of the scientists who conducted the (nine-year) study: “This is interesting. Why is it happening? Is it some kind of chemical in the diet soda…?” Interesting! Just like it’ll be when all y’all start growing antlers! Why is it happening? Who can say!
[Also for you elsewhere in the Gray Lady: a nice piece of pure speculation about what’s wrong with kids these days: Maybe it’s rock and roll! As the study authors here say (while straightening the pens in their pocket protectors and belting their pants more securely far, far above their navels), “Music is well-known to connect deeply with adolescents and to influence identity development, perhaps more than any other entertainment medium.” However: “Whether any of this matters remains an open question.”]