It seems to me that the media is constantly reporting about yet another celebrity who has adopted a plant-based diet. While I love to hear this news and would never underestimate the influence of celebrities in our culture, I am much more amazed by other significant figures in history who have been reported to be vegetarian at some point during their lives.
Today, I spotted the following tweet. I’m sorry that I cannot credit its source, but I have been thinking about it all day. I don’t know if the research is valid and I have not read the study, but the tweet was as follows:
“Research shows that a child’s IQ predicts his likelihood of becoming veggie as an adult. The smarter the child, the more likely he’ll shun meat.”
Interesting, right? I love to read websites listing famous vegans and/or vegetarians. Consider some of the follow figures who repeatedly show up on these lists as having been vegetarian at some point during their lives:
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sir Isaac Newton
Leonardo Da Vinci
George Bernard Shaw
Percy Byssche Shelly
So, having reviewed this short list, I am asking you to consider that tweet which has been on my mind all day long? What do you think? Are vegetarians simply more intelligent than meat eaters?