I appreciate the way The Bulletin keeps us current on the latest in investigative research. On Friday, news of a report from Cornell University is apparently “the first to find that the amount of time elementary-school-aged children spend in gym class may correlate to the likelihood of them becoming obese.”

This startling revelation, that exercise and obesity may be inversely related, certainly flies in the face of the decades-old position among those in the know that physical education classes could be reduced and even eliminated from the curriculum without disadvantaging the children. Shock waves must be spreading through the school systems.

Upon reading of this research from Cornell, however, I must join Homer Simpson in responding: “Doh!”

I eagerly await reports of other exciting new discoveries.

Andrew Hamlin