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Reading makes you nicer

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by Orang Utan, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  2. xenon

    xenon Carne Por la Machina

    What about the rest of Berkshire?
     
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    the game's given away when the article's actually about reading literary fiction instead of reading eg the newspaper or philosophy or law books. what you're trying to drive at is people who read the classics like english students or graduates are nicer people than e.g. law students or economists which in my experience is very much the case.
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    berks
     
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  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    So one is saying it takes a while to take effect and the other is saying it only last a few hours anyhow.
     
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    mere minutes in your case
     
  7. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I wonder how they randomised these volunteers and if they confirmed somehow that empathy was randomly distributed among the groups.
     
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  8. Bears

    Bears Flash company

    Fact. Also being vegetarian makes you nicer. That's impossible to prove too.
     
  9. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    And the abstract:
    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/10/02/science.1239918

    Unfortunately does not expand on this randomisation either.
     
  10. revol68

    revol68 what, fucking what?

    I hardly read any fiction, seems my choice has been vindicated, one mustn't let their hard as steel, clear as glass political philosophy get blunted by fuzzy shite like emotions. ;-)
     
  11. love detective

    love detective secret pint

    you write enough of it though!
     
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    PROOF
     
  13. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    It's basically lib-dems saying being lib-dems makes you nicer isn't it?
     
  14. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    doesn't it? *cancels party membership*
     
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  15. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  16. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Librarians, like drug-dealers, don't get high on their own supply.
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    Librarians are already lovely, that's why
     
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  18. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    A sweeping statement. Is that because they are not allowed to shout at anyone :confused:
    (there is a joke in there :D).
     
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    No one who works in a 'customer service' role is supposed to shout at people.
     
  20. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

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  21. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I now know why people who read and study the Bible are always so nice.
     

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