Some scientific background for why not to eat at night.
Alen Siljak's blog. Interesting links, articles, and thoughts...
"if rats of a particular breed learn a new trick in Harvard, then rats of that breed should be able to learn the same trick faster all over the world, say in Edinburgh and Melbourne"
"Habits are subject to natural selection; and the more often they are repeated, the more probable they become, other things being equal."