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    The Alcohol & Drinking thread

    News item. Wouldn't blackout drinking to forget bad things give you even more bad things to forget?

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-...ter-clues.html
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    The authors don't claim that it actually works - simply that people offer it as a dumb justification for their intended actions, because they've seen other people offer it as a dumb justification for their intended actions. Some memes are oddly persistent, despite lack of supporting evidence.
    People were doing exactly the same thing for exactly the same spurious reasons when I was a lad - it's another one of those occasions when social science researchers proudly announce the bleedin' obvious. As My Wife The (Ex)Professor used to say, "Who funds this [nonsense]?"

    Grant Hutchison

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