Vantage point

Tuesday, July 08, 2003


The other day i read on some blog about a research that showed that staring at women's breasts may be good for a man's health and help him live longer. Now while this may or may not be true, what I wonder is who comes up with these research hypothesis in the first place. It is not a serendipitous finding where in course of another research you discover that boob-watching is good for health. Someone actually set out to prove this.

The person who initiated the research as well as the one who funded it were definitely people who like to observe a woman's bosom in great detail. This research is probably their ticket to do so in face of intense disapproval from their wives/girlfriends. So research is rarely objective. People who carry out research to prove that alcohol, coffee or sugar is good for health are addicted to these things. You know, by a smart selection of the sample or by using ambiguous research variables, anything can be proved.

So if you were allowed to fund or initiate one fraud research, what would it be?

I won't mind throwing in my lot with the boobs research. ;-)