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"Why do philosophers make unsuitable life partners?"

I was listening to this Craig Ferguson interview and Craig said something to the effect that most of the leading philosophers had no kids. I thought: really? I'm empirically oriented, so my first thought was to get a list of philosophers and check. I tried Wikipedia for the list, but it was very, very long. I sampled six I had actually heard of and found . . . they all had no children. But needless to say, a non-random sample of six is not much evidence.

I mentioned this to my wife and she said why not Google it? I did and turned up this piece

Have I mentioned recently that I love Google?