Dangerously Irrelevant has been loading slowly lately because it's so video-heavy. I've temporarily removed some other elements in order to speed up loading of the home page. I also vowed to lay off the videos for a while...

But then I found John Spencer's humorous take on recent research showing that electric shocks might enhance math skills.

I couldn't resist – had to share this one, particularly since it evokes other 'brute force' arguments and fallacies related to educational reform. Happy viewing!