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Having trouble remembering key things due to the stress of the everyday grind? Forget your ginkgo biloba tablets, have some sex instead.

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It is possible that, like all things good and bad, an overabundance of cleverness can produce negative outcomes in a person's day to day life, philosopher and writer Julian Baggini argues.

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Al Gore has been in town launching his new book, "The Assault on Reason," and you could have predicted the buzz: Is he about to jump into the race? What you probably wouldn't have predicted, because it's insane, is the counterbuzz -- that Gore, poor fellow, is just too ostentatiously smart to be elected president.

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