Monday, 27 July 2009
Its official...................Women are getting more beautiful.
Researchers have found beautiful women have more children than their plainer counterparts and that a higher proportion of those children are female. Those daughters, once adult, also tend to be attractive and so repeat the pattern.
Over generations, the scientists argue, this has led to women becoming steadily more aesthetically pleasing, a “beauty race” that is still on. The findings have emerged from a series of studies of physical attractiveness and its links to reproductive success in humans.
A very interesting article in the Times. It goes on to say that women were generally regarded by both sexes as more aesthetically appealing than men. The other was that the most attractive parents were 26% less likely to have sons.
Physical attractiveness is a highly heritable trait, which disproportionately increases the reproductive success of daughters much more than that of sons.
“If more attractive parents have more daughters and if physical attractiveness is heritable, it logically follows that women over many generations gradually become more physically attractive on average than men.”
In men, by contrast, good looks appear to count for little, with handsome men being no more successful than others in terms of numbers of children. This means there has been little pressure for men’s appearance to evolve.
Ok so a cheap post that gave me an excuse to search the web for said lovely ladies photos, but answer me this then.
If the world is getting more beautiful ladies, what the hell is going on outside every burger chain restraunt on my high street every Saturday afternoon. I mean the 20 kids, fag in 1 hand, pushing a pram, muffin top low rise jeans .....eeeeewwwww