Books that Make You Dumb
This is all over the internet today but it’s too good to be missed: Booksthatmakeyoudumb
This guy scraped the “favourite book” and university attended of a bunch of people on facebook, and then sorted out the books by the average admission SAT score of the universities. Very clever.
I was all smug about Vonnegut being the only repeat winner (that I saw anyway). Then I noticed
1) It’s about SAT scores, which are the ultimate dumbness and
2) Atlas Shrugged is near the top. Atlas Shrugged is the anti-book. It reminds me of this.
Looks like a preference for African American literature is correlated with low average SAT admission scores of the universities of the readers. I wonder how that plays out exactly.