Waylaid Dialectic

March 25, 2012

They must have had fun at the ethics committee with this one

Filed under: Random Musings — terence @ 7:53 am

From Nicholas Kristof’s latest column:

A University of Toronto study found that if people were asked to wash their hands with soap and water before filling out a questionnaire, they become more moralistic about issues like drug use and pornography. Researchers found that interviewees on Stanford’s campus offered harsher, more moralistic views after “fart spray” had been released in the area.



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