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Beautiful men, women are more likely to be smarter with high IQs, too: study
nydailynews.com ^ | Jsnusry 16, 2011 | Michael Sheridan

Posted on 01/17/2011 5:52:26 AM PST by ilovesarah2012

Beautiful people don't just get all the breaks, scientists say they're likely smarter than most people, too.

A study in England conducted by researchers at the London School of Economics found that attractive men and women generally have higher IQs.

"Physical attractiveness is significantly positively associated with general intelligence," said LSE lead researcher Satoshi Kanazawa, in the latest issue of the journal, Intelligence.

The study indicated attractive men have IQs that are 13.6 points above the average, while beautiful women are 11.4 points higher than average.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: beauty; iq; psychology
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Life isn't fair!
1 posted on 01/17/2011 5:52:28 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Um well.......like the Iraq...........and get maps for students.........this is a crock.


2 posted on 01/17/2011 5:53:39 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Then how does one explain the Hollywierd crowd?................


3 posted on 01/17/2011 5:54:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I know I am


4 posted on 01/17/2011 5:55:00 AM PST by Mr. K ("...but Brondo has what plants crave")
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To: ilovesarah2012

There go all those dumb blonde jokes... unless this is junk science!


5 posted on 01/17/2011 5:55:44 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Red Badger

There is no explaining the Hollyweird crowd.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 5:55:54 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: goldstategop

Beauty is highly subjective and the article doesn’t really explain the study, so - yes - junk science.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 5:57:01 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

But of course, darlink!


8 posted on 01/17/2011 5:57:36 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: ilovesarah2012
I'm ugly as sin, and about 45-50 points above the median. How does that explain me?

On the other hand, my wife certainly fits that profile.

9 posted on 01/17/2011 5:57:41 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sorry.... not buying it. I have seen the kids in our Gifted and Talented schools. I think they are all beautiful but they are not “Hollywood’s” version of beautiful. Intelligence and societal accepted concepts of beauty are two different things IMHO.


10 posted on 01/17/2011 5:58:30 AM PST by momtothree
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To: ilovesarah2012
I always thought Henry Kissinger was a bright guy.

Guess I was wrong.

11 posted on 01/17/2011 5:58:40 AM PST by JIM O
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To: justlurking
On the other hand, my wife certainly fits that profile.

Excellent demonstration of intelligence.
12 posted on 01/17/2011 5:58:55 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Red Badger

Don’t confuse intelligence with common sense.

Some of the smartest people I know are dumb as a post when it comes to day to day life (especially life on the streets)

I was a loser dope smoker when I was young- striaightened out my act and went to college for 3 degrees- physics, computer science, and accounting.

So I know everything about everything, now. :)

And what I know most is how stupid smart liberals are. The saying “liberalism is child-like sentiment applied to adult problems” is the most accurate statement. And it is a mental desease in that they are hard to cure of that.


13 posted on 01/17/2011 5:59:18 AM PST by Mr. K ("...but Brondo has what plants crave")
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To: ilovesarah2012

This study sounds like someone just trying to turn the “dumb blonde” assertion on its head. I would think that there would be absolutely no correlation between innate intelligence and physical appearance. How does someone’s face effect their brain? To make this study valuable, the assertions would have to remain true for all humans. Yet physical beauty is discerned in different ways in different cultures. What most Westerners consider beautiful may not be what is considered attractive in Africa, for example. Also, what would be the connection? It is like saying someone with blue eyes is more intelligent than someone with brown eyes. Remember that famous test? Perhaps people who are attractive have more self esteem and answered the questions more confidently. Silly test and one for the eugenics books.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 5:59:50 AM PST by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: ilovesarah2012

My personal experience proves the findings to be accurate.


15 posted on 01/17/2011 6:00:09 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

16 posted on 01/17/2011 6:00:43 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: JIM O

Henry Kissinger is an evil bad man, though bright, yes. Just like the pastor said the other Sunday “Brilliant people in Washington writing legislation to take us out from God’s jurisdiction.”


17 posted on 01/17/2011 6:04:00 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Life isn’t fair!”

Who knew?


18 posted on 01/17/2011 6:04:01 AM PST by Clioman
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To: ilovesarah2012
Beauty is highly subjective...

The picture they show (can't post here) bears that out. Those two look fairly average to me.

19 posted on 01/17/2011 6:05:53 AM PST by decimon
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To: Mr. K

Doctors and lawyers are some of the dumbest people I have known when it comes to common sense, everyday stuff.
They spend all their formative years in school becoming doctors and lawyers to the exclusion of everything else, unless they had a rock solid parental upbringing where they could learn from their parents about everyday stuff they are usually clueless about.............


20 posted on 01/17/2011 6:06:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: ASA Vet

That’s not really fair. What did he look like as a young man, before being devastated by disease? I don’t know,,, just askin’.


21 posted on 01/17/2011 6:07:24 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“London School of Economics” was co-founded by this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bernard_Shaw him and Margaret Sanger, founder of “Planned Parenthood” were great buddies. This “study” is not worth 2 squirts if pi$$.


22 posted on 01/17/2011 6:07:37 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: ASA Vet

Case closed


23 posted on 01/17/2011 6:08:22 AM PST by JIM O
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To: ilovesarah2012
Smart men tend to be richer and higher on the social ladder, so they are more attractive to beautiful girls. They will get more beautiful than average children, who will inherit the higher IQ, too. So, when they grow up, they will also be more successful than average and find clever and beautiful mates, etc etc ad infinitum.

No surprise there.

24 posted on 01/17/2011 6:09:10 AM PST by cartan
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To: ilovesarah2012

I must be extremely bright.

My Father calls me sun.


25 posted on 01/17/2011 6:09:19 AM PST by Holen1
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To: ilovesarah2012

ROTFLOL


26 posted on 01/17/2011 6:10:04 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red Badger

You can have a high IQ and not an ounce of sense.


27 posted on 01/17/2011 6:10:19 AM PST by tiki
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wonder if plastic surgery counts?


28 posted on 01/17/2011 6:10:34 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tiki

Luckily, I have both.......;^)


29 posted on 01/17/2011 6:11:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: ASA Vet

Never mind my previous post. I just found some pics of Hawkin as a young man. Really goofy lookin’!


30 posted on 01/17/2011 6:15:28 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
By: Michael Sheridan

Mike, get thee to a Mensa Meeting, then get back to us.

There is an Annual Gathering in Portland this year the first week of July. You can hide in a car and observe the members entering. There IS a Beauty and Brains SIG. No information on the size of it, though.

Do your homework, then try writing the article again.

31 posted on 01/17/2011 6:17:26 AM PST by Gorzaloon ("Mother...My Couric itches.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Y’all are missing the point.

This study shows an increase in IQ for good-looking (whatever that means) people that is almost exactly identical to the decrease in IQ found among blacks as compared to whites.

It is not discussing a multitude of individual people, it is discussing two mythical average people. As with the black/white difference it tells us absolutely nothing about any individual in either group.

Since good-looking people can be assumed to generally have good genetics, it is not unreasonable.

This reminds me of my very first day at high school. An absolutely gorgeous girl, a blue-eyed blonde, was walking toward me in the crowd and I quite literally walked into a phone pole.

Found out later she was “special ed,” and on the low end of the scale for that group.


32 posted on 01/17/2011 6:17:58 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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Wasn't Sanger one of the leading voices of eugenics? Killing and sterilizing those who don't match up to a certain standard.

I guess so.

33 posted on 01/17/2011 6:18:01 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Beautiful people don't just get all the breaks, scientists say they're likely smarter than most people, too.

Really?


34 posted on 01/17/2011 6:19:53 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: mountn man
Wasn't Sanger one of the leading voices of eugenics? Killing and sterilizing those who don't match up to a certain standard.

No.

35 posted on 01/17/2011 6:20:43 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess 50% isn’t bad.


36 posted on 01/17/2011 6:22:04 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: Mr. K
Don’t confuse intelligence with common sense. Some of the smartest people I know are dumb as a post when it comes to day to day life (especially life on the streets)

You are absolutely correct, of course.

"The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice."

Proverbs 12:15

"Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight."

Isaiah 5:21

If you have a long enough conversation with a liberal, every single one of them will tell you they are "intelligent" or "brilliant" or "highly educated."

I told a liberal this once, and he went ballistic:

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."

Proverbs 1:7

37 posted on 01/17/2011 6:25:46 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SeeSac

Do a google search of Sanger and eugenics


38 posted on 01/17/2011 6:27:44 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: SeeSac

Um, you can quibble about whether she was a *leading* voice for eugenics, but she certainly was a voice for eugenics (negative eugenics, improvement of the gene pool through systematic removal of tainted genotypes. From Wikipedia:

“Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.”

And

“Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”


39 posted on 01/17/2011 6:35:03 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When will they have a test on wisdom?


40 posted on 01/17/2011 6:36:12 AM PST by celmak
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To: ilovesarah2012

OK - intelligence will open doors and opportunities that can increase a persons self esteem. I have met people that presented themselves as if they were very attractive, and frankly that was my impression. If I had met them on different terms, that same person would have not seemed so attractive, because the impressions was not about physical attributes, but rather attitude.


41 posted on 01/17/2011 6:40:07 AM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Red Badger

Looks can be put in place with a scalpel, brains can’t.


42 posted on 01/17/2011 6:41:48 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Not yet, anyway...........


43 posted on 01/17/2011 6:43:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: mountn man

Yep.


44 posted on 01/17/2011 6:44:04 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Beautiful men, women are more likely to be smarter with high IQs, too: study “

. . . and they’re Conservatives.


45 posted on 01/17/2011 6:44:04 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is no substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Red Badger

“Abbie Normal”....


46 posted on 01/17/2011 6:46:22 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Springfield Reformer

“Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.”

Thanks for the feedback but I am not certain why you posted the above?


47 posted on 01/17/2011 6:47:07 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: cartan

Or, they could inherit his looks and her brains :)


48 posted on 01/17/2011 6:49:29 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Of course we are ;-)


49 posted on 01/17/2011 6:53:52 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tiki

I agree with you! You are not born with “Common Sense”. You learn it.


50 posted on 01/17/2011 6:56:59 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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