Marriage Kills Genius

Creative genius
and crime express themselves early in men but both are turned off
almost like a tap if a man gets married and has children, a study says.

Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at the University of
Canterbury in New Zealand, compiled a database of the biographies of
280 great scientists, noting their age at the time when they made their
greatest work. […]

“Two-thirds (of all scientists) will have made their most significant contributions before their mid-30s.”

regardless of age, the great minds who married virtually kissed goodbye
to making any further glorious additions to their CV.

I’m not sure what’s more interesting about this piece – the age relationship, the marriage relationship, or the fact that crime and creative genius follow such similar patterns. I dug up the full text article from 2003, if anyone is interested in the PDF. Perhaps Dryden was not too far off:

Great wits are sure to madness near allied
And thin partitions do their bounds divide