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September 24, 2013

Science Study, Which You Paid For: Men Cheat More Than Women Because They Have Stronger Sexual Urges

Really. You don't say.

A recently published study strongly suggests men succumb to sexual temptations more than women -- for example, cheating on a partner -- because they experience strong sexual impulses, not because they have weak self-control. Share This: 3

Previous research has shown that men are more likely than women to pursue romantic partners that are "off limits." However, until now, the explanation for this sex difference was largely unexplored.

One possible explanation for this effect is that men experience stronger sexual impulses than women do. A second possibility is that women have better self-control than men. The current study's results support the former explanation and provide new insight into humans' evolutionary origins.

Supports and yet does not prove. So we'll need another round of $1,500,000 or whatever to fund a new study into this fascinating, important line of inquiry.

Actually, I don't know if you paid for it directly. But you do fund universities, to the tune of $150 billion per year.

That Reason article discusses Obama's new play for "scoring" universities, as far as delivering them aid. Surprise: It's about political payoffs to his base.

Few such ratings include measures of learning, the only thing that really matters. The Obama plan would do nothing to fix that. Despite lip service to outcomes such as graduation rates and the ability to pay off student loans, measures that already exist, the administration's proposal includes no information on how the school is educating its students. How much do their skills improve? How do they compare in earnings with students with the same high school test scores?

Instead, the proposal would tie schools' financial aid to "affordability and accessibility." Universities graduating more low-income students receiving federal Pell grants would get a higher rating. In short, existing federal aid will justify more future federal aid. The ratings would promote political, not educational, goals.



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