According to a recent British study
of eight thousand men and women, children with greater IQs are more likely to become vegetarians. Before vegetarians become too cocky, however, the kicker lies in the following words by Dr. Catherine Gayle, an epidemiologist at the University of Southampton in England, and creator of the survey: "People who are more intelligent as children, who will obviously keep that intelligence when they are 30, were more likely to say they are vegetarians at that age than those that were less intelligent."
There it is, say
. And to confirm it, check out the following statement from the story as told on Yahoo: "More than 33 percent of the men and women in the study described themselves as vegetarians but said they ate white meat and fish. Just over four percent were strict vegetarians and 2.5 percent were vegans, who eat no animal products at all, including eggs and dairy." Apparently there was no difference in the IQs of those who said
they were vegetarians and that tiny minority who actually were
vegetarians or vegans.
Now I don't know what this says about vegetarian IQs or otherwise. But all I can surmise is that the non-vegetarian vegetarians were either so dumb that they didn't know that being a vegetarian means not eating any animals, or they were so smart that they figured that calling yourself a vegetarian means that people will think you're more intelligent than anyone else.