Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Michigan is more developed than Ohio

An interesting study on something called the American Human Development Project unequivacably states what we've known in Ann Arbor for some time. Our neighbors to the south aren't quite as far up the evolutionary ladder as we are. The site cites something called the human development index, an index created to measure the social progress of a country or area. It is based on health levels(life expectancy stats), education levels (% of HS and college graduates), and income levels. Naturally, Michigan fares better in these categories than does that state down south. No word on whether the index takes into account average alcohol consumption or number of drunken orgies.

The site also has an interesting little quiz, to determine your own personal human development index. I scored a 7.97.