Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Creative lust and the unhealthy mind

This from today's Independent:
Creativity is sexually alluring, according to a study which shows that artists and poets have more sexual partners than ordinary mortals...
And also:
It is possible that the same genetic factors responsible for predisposing someone to creativity could also, under slightly different environmental conditions, lead to schizophrenia, Dr Nettle said. "If these genetic factors have been chosen by successive generations as attractive features in a potential mate, this could explain why schizophrenia is so common today..."
None of this is news, but when you find yourself tricked by your lust into behaving as you shouldn't, or when you're in the mood to slice off a piece of your ear, it's nice to know that you're not alone: biology and evolution have, over millennia, conspired against you.

On a side note, Ms. Lowell said she would come to my office tomorrow to discuss the missing Billy Clayhouse.

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