Skip to comments.Blue-eyed men prefer blue-eyed women: researchers
Posted on 10/23/2006 9:03:42 AM PDT by Pharmboy
Blue-eyed men prefer blue-eyed women, apparently because eye color can help reveal whether their partner has been faithful, researchers said on Monday.
"Before you request a paternity test, spend a few minutes looking at your child's eye color," Bruno Laeng and colleagues at the University of Tromso in Norway said in the study.
Under the laws of genetics, two parents with blue eyes will always have blue-eyed children, it said. So a blue-eyed man can know his blue-eyed wife or partner has cheated on him if their child has brown eyes.
"Blue-eyed men may have unconsciously learned to value a physical trait that can facilitate recognition of own kin," the scientists said in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
The scientists asked 88 students to rate the attractiveness of models based on pictures manipulated so that half of them had blue eyes and the other half had brown eyes. The blue-eyed men in the group showed a preference for blue-eyed women.
But brown-eyed men, who cannot find any clues about paternity from a child's eye color, had no preferences by eye color. Women showed no preference for brown- or blue-eyed men, irrespective of their own eye color.
A quarter of children born to two brown-eyed parents who have both brown and blue-eye genes among their ancestors will have blue eyes. The rest will be brown.
In a second study, 443 young adults of both sexes were asked about the eye color of their partners -- blue-eyed men were also the group with the highest proportion of partners with the same eye color.
I hope you did not work on that too long. LOL
For such small results, it did take longer than expected!
coming from reuters I find it hard to believe. I searched NewsMax and didnt see nothing. You know how they are at reuters
I did it in color one time and never did it again...too much trouble.
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You know what they say...."Moma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe"
It's not quite that simple. Eye color depends on more than one allele. There is a brown-blue allele with brown dominant over blue and a blue-green allele with blue dominant over green. However, brown is dominant over the both the blue and green on this allele. The blue-green allele is on a different chromosome from the brown-blue allele.
To make it more complicated, there is another allele that controls the amount of pigment produced so that even pepole having the brown gene may have blue or green eyes if they don't have enough pigment to make a brown color.
There may be other alleles not yet discovered that have some effect too.
Some people have other color eyes, too. (Elizabeth Taylor)
Thanks for the info; I was unaware of those complexities.
the kid is not his.
EVERYONE is behind Freerepublic. Nice find.
LOL. I was going to post it on FR until a search turned up your article.