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Avoiding the Big, Drunk Guy

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I wonder if there is a message for me in this blog post from Freakanomics:

new study, highlighted on the British Psychological Blog (one of our favorites), finds that “heavier men are, on average, more likely to be aggressive when drunk than are lighter men.” The same is not true for heavier women.  The study’s authors believe their findings make sense from an evolutionary perspective because larger men are “more able than weaker men to inflict costs on others in conflict situations.”  Presumably, it also makes sense from an evolutionary perspective to avoid the big, drunk guy.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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