February 04, 2013
God Moves in a Mysterious Way…

…His wonders to perform. It turns out that television, far from making us dumber, is in reality culling the morons. It’s actually the anti-boob tube, applying the best eugenic principles to the whole human race. From MedPage Today:

Men who watched TV for 20 or more hours a week had a 44% lower sperm concentration compared with men who did not watch TV. In a multivariable analysis, sperm concentration tended to be inversely associated with time spent watching TV, and a trend toward lower sperm count emerged from the data.

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at February 04, 2013 07:43 PM
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Well, I dunno about that. We seem to be missing some data.

Were the subjects of this study watching X-rated videos or Sesame Street? If X-rated, what were these guys doing immediately after (or during) the videos? And how did the researchers get the sperm out of these guys to count it, including the ones who weren't watching TV? And what were the guys looking at while their sperm was being contributed to the counters?

Y'know what I think? Sloppy, sloppy science reporting is what.

Very crankily yours,
The New York Crank

Posted by: N.Y. Crank on February 4, 2013 10:34 PM
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