Thursday, 11 March 2010

A Thought

The question has been posed whether alcohol kills brain cells and that can possibly be answered with an example taken from nature.

In the animal kingdom it is a known fact that a herd can only move as fast as the slowest member and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest members that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, if as the question poses, excessive intake of alcohol does kill brain cells, it must follow that naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way it must mean that regular consumption of alcohol eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

Which is probably why we all feel a tad 'smarter' after a few drinks!

QED?

7 comments:

James Higham said...

Or leaves the intelligent alive?

Witterings From Witney said...

I don't know about 'intelligent' but it seems to leave some alive, when viewing the House of Commons

The Boiling Frog said...

Did you write this after a liquid lunch?

Witterings From Witney said...

Unfortunately TBF, I was stone cold sober!

IanPJ said...

Known as the Buffalo theory, I believe it was first put forward in the 1970's by an enterprising group of students at Oxford, who needed to justify the continued existence of a student bar.

Witterings From Witney said...

IPJ, I know that it is 'old' and admittedly I 'amended' the original slightly - I just repeated it for a little light relief!

James Higham said...

You know what the problem is, WfW - you don't post enough posts in a day. 20 is hardly enough, dear sir.