Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Empathy and Intelligence

Iain passes along this article:

Empathy is What Really Sets Vegetarians Apart

Which was posted in reply to:

Why Vegetarians Are More Intelligent than Meat Eaters

While IQ is generally assumed to be relatively constant over a lifetime, empathy can obviously change. So the question then is: do people who naturally have more empathy become vegetarian, or do people who go vegetarian become more empathetic?

PS -- thanks to everyone who has given to the matching already!