Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Beautiful parents have more daughters

Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics found that 56% of the most beautiful people from a survey had a daughter first compared with only 48% of the average people, so "by marrying a beautiful spouse you are slightly increasing the chance that you'll have a daughter".
The researcher's explanation? Natural selection may find a way to make better-looking people more likely to have daughters because being beautiful tends to pay off for women (in terms of reproductive success) more than for men. Satoshi Kanazawa also noticed that violent men have more sons (Journal of Theoretical Biology, 239: 450-459, 2006).

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Anonymous ian said...

i second tat james..lol

10:17 AM

 
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10:19 AM

 
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10:30 AM

 
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11:27 AM

 
Blogger Thebodytalk said...

First of all, how do you define "beautiful people"? People with whiter skin or darker skin? People who are skinny or being called fat? Then, what happened to X and y chromosomes?
The research and numbers sound intereting. But it sounds a bit strange. I want to know more information. But Thanks for posting it.

12:07 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting numeric observation - what do just cute people have first, boys or girls?

12:50 PM

 
Blogger annulla said...

Fascinating.

7:57 AM

 
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