Sex and Drugs16 Apr 2007
First I find out that sex education doesn't make any difference for adolescent sexual behavior. Teenagers don't have sex any later, or are any more likely to use birth control... in other words, all sex education is useless, whether abstinence-based or not. (That makes sense to me, sex education was one of the most boring subjects in junior high, and turned out to be of no practical use.)
Then I find out that drinking age also makes no difference. The US (along with Indonesia, Mongolia and Palau) has the highest drinking age in the world, yet "high school students in much of the rest of the developed world where lower drinking ages and laxer enforcement reign do considerably better than US students on standardized tests".
Next they'll tell me that rock and roll does not cause brain damage in mice. Then the destruction of all my adolescent myths will be complete.