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Study: Blue-Eyed People 'Smarter' than Brown-Eyed
News.com.au via Fox News ^ | 8-20-07

Posted on 08/20/2007 8:20:42 AM PDT by 14themunny

A new study by U.S. scientists finds that people with blue eyes are likely to achieve more in life, intellectually, at least, than those with brown.

Scientists who conducted the tests said brown-eyed people performed better at reaction time, but those with lighter eyes appeared to be better strategic thinkers, the Daily Mail reported. Brown-eyed people also succeeded in activities such as football and hockey, but lighter-eyed participants proved to be more succesful in activities that required skills in time structuring and planning such as golf, cross-country running and studying for exams, the scientists said.

Read the whole News.com.au story here

Louisville University professor Joanna Rowe, who conducted the tests, said the results suggested an unexplored link between eye color and academic achievement. "It is just observed, rather than explained," she said.

"There's no scientific answer yet." Bedfordshire University senior psychology lecturer Dr. Tony Fallone, who has also studied eye color, believed it should be taken more seriously as an indicator of personality and ability

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1 posted on 08/20/2007 8:20:45 AM PDT by 14themunny
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To: 14themunny

What about green eyes?


2 posted on 08/20/2007 8:22:41 AM PDT by JRochelle (“Never trust a man who makes toys in a land where children are forbidden.”)
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To: 14themunny

According to this article, I am one of the intellectually-challenged ones.


3 posted on 08/20/2007 8:22:47 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: 14themunny

LOL! So I need some blue contacts! (or just a stay at a Holiday Inn Express :) )


4 posted on 08/20/2007 8:22:54 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: 14themunny
Huh? Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
5 posted on 08/20/2007 8:23:31 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: 14themunny
Scientists who conducted the tests said brown-eyed people performed better at reaction time, but those with lighter eyes appeared to be better strategic thinkers

Yeh, that's why those blue eyed Aryan Nazis won the war.
What's that? You think they didn't?

6 posted on 08/20/2007 8:23:49 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: 14themunny

“but lighter-eyed participants proved to be more succesful in activities that required skills in time structuring and planning such as golf...”

Someone needs to tell this to Tiger Wooooooods!


7 posted on 08/20/2007 8:24:31 AM PDT by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: kalee

cool!


8 posted on 08/20/2007 8:24:57 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: JRochelle
"What about green eyes?"

We're smart enough to avoid participation in bogus studies.

9 posted on 08/20/2007 8:25:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 14themunny
I have brown eyes. Eye color says nothing about intelligence or ability. Oh my mom had blue and my dad had green.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 08/20/2007 8:26:17 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 14themunny
A new study by U.S. scientists finds that people with blue eyes are likely to achieve more in life, intellectually, at least, than those with brown.

How many of the scientists involved in this study have brown eyes? :-)

11 posted on 08/20/2007 8:26:25 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: 14themunny
BLUE EYES RULE! ...Frank would have been so happy to know this too...
12 posted on 08/20/2007 8:26:31 AM PDT by NordP (HUNTER: "The real question for Mexico--Why are your people crossing burning deserts to get away?")
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To: 14themunny
Somebody better contact teacher and activist Jane Elliott. She's been jury-rigging audience exercises for years based on "new research" showing that intelligence is based on eye-color.

At the end of her exercise, she explodes the myth, says there is no such research, says this is how easy racism is, and tells people that we're all the same.

Now what will she do?

13 posted on 08/20/2007 8:27:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agammemnon dead.)
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To: 14themunny

Regardless, my blue-eyed Mrs. will continue to love her brown-eyed UNTERMENSCH.


14 posted on 08/20/2007 8:27:12 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: scripter

I think they’re so full of it, their eyes are brown.


15 posted on 08/20/2007 8:27:41 AM PDT by iceskater
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To: Joe 6-pack

“What about green eyes?”

We’re smart enough to avoid participation in bogus studies.”

DING DING DING!!!! Yes, we are!


16 posted on 08/20/2007 8:27:55 AM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: 14themunny

“A new study by U.S. scientists finds that people with blue eyes are likely to achieve more in life..”

What was the eye color of the scientists who conducted this study?


17 posted on 08/20/2007 8:28:00 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 14themunny

This is so awesome. I can’t wait to pull this article out whenever the wife decides to argue with me. She’s always quoting moronic ‘studies’ on things. We’ll see how she likes this one.


18 posted on 08/20/2007 8:28:32 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (President Hunter should appoint Senator Katherine Harris to his cabinet!)
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To: 14themunny

Worthy of note is the fact that all of the scientists involved in performing the research had blue eyes.


19 posted on 08/20/2007 8:28:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 14themunny

I knew a guy who had two different eye colors!..............


20 posted on 08/20/2007 8:29:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: 14themunny

“It is just observed, rather than explained,”

“There’s no scientific answer yet.”

JUNK SCIENCE.


21 posted on 08/20/2007 8:29:15 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: 14themunny
Hmm, everyone in this article seems to be tiptoeing around one rather important piece of information-- did they control for race or ethnicity? If not, then this is just a recapitulation of The Bell Curve.

Please note that I am not making judgments about the reasons for the well-known racial discrepancies on this kind of test, but only suggesting that it is quite plausible that this study is just a duplication of the same results.

-ccm

22 posted on 08/20/2007 8:30:07 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: 14themunny

Hilarious - there was a study done back in the sixties about how kids would perform better if they were told they were part of the “superior” group.

This held true, even with the same sample set of kids, when the “teacher” came back and switched which group was “superior”.


23 posted on 08/20/2007 8:30:38 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: 14themunny

24 posted on 08/20/2007 8:30:42 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: 14themunny

I’m brown eyed, and I’m the dumbest person I know.


25 posted on 08/20/2007 8:31:00 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: 14themunny

(s)obviously new hate crime laws are needed to protect the blue eyes/brown eyes/green eyes /hazel eyes /purple eyes(/s)


26 posted on 08/20/2007 8:31:03 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 14themunny

Is this a real study, or one of those touchy-feely experiments to show what prejudiced s.o.b.’s we all are?


27 posted on 08/20/2007 8:31:03 AM PDT by Macrinus
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To: Red Badger
I knew a guy who had two different eye colors!..............

As long as one of them is blue, I guess he's in good shape

28 posted on 08/20/2007 8:31:50 AM PDT by 14themunny
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To: poobear

“What about green eyes?
We’re smart enough to avoid participation in bogus studies.”

Shhhh... Don’t tell those lesser beings with blue and brown eyes. We don’t want them to know.

Has anybody else read, “The Marching Morons?”


29 posted on 08/20/2007 8:32:06 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: 14themunny
It did wonders for Britney Spears' I.Q.!


30 posted on 08/20/2007 8:32:14 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: Red Badger

BELIEVE IT, OR NOT!

31 posted on 08/20/2007 8:32:46 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: 14themunny

Funny... and we get an plethora of studies showing the superior intellect of East Asians and Jews... who both happen to be mostly dark eyed.


32 posted on 08/20/2007 8:32:54 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: 14themunny

Yeah baby - the blue eyed devils rule!


33 posted on 08/20/2007 8:32:58 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: 14themunny

34 posted on 08/20/2007 8:33:08 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: 14themunny

Hazel here....guess I can be what I want to be.....


35 posted on 08/20/2007 8:33:34 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: 14themunny

He had one green and one blue!........He was an electronics engineer!.......


36 posted on 08/20/2007 8:33:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Artificial Intelligence:


37 posted on 08/20/2007 8:34:06 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: marvlus
According to this article, I am one of the intellectually-challenged ones.

So was Albert Eistein...Silly season.

38 posted on 08/20/2007 8:34:32 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: ccmay
My thoughts exactly.
39 posted on 08/20/2007 8:34:38 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: 14themunny

In my study, people with black eyes were not smart (or agile) enough to avoid the punch.


40 posted on 08/20/2007 8:34:55 AM PDT by auboy
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To: weegee

Confucius say, “Four eyes better than two.”......


41 posted on 08/20/2007 8:35:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: 14themunny

I’m waiting for the follow up study which declares men with brown hair AND blue eyes are the truly chosen people. At that point I should be set.


42 posted on 08/20/2007 8:35:28 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: 14themunny

In a related study, hazel eyed people were shown to be indecisive and confused. Get off the fence people!


43 posted on 08/20/2007 8:35:58 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is the conservative in the race.)
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To: MrB

Well don’t forget that you have kids of different skin colors and even same skin color but different economic backgrounds who say “don’t act white” or “don’t be a prep/brain”.

Those peers who hold their “friends” back aren’t friends at all. They are losers who don’t want to be left behind. They drag others down to be their “equal”.


44 posted on 08/20/2007 8:36:19 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: 14themunny

Jane Elliot devastated.


45 posted on 08/20/2007 8:36:58 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Shau-dere? Shau-dere? It's chowdah Say it right! Come back here! I'm not through demeaning you)
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To: 14themunny

Explains quite a bit about myself, actually.


46 posted on 08/20/2007 8:37:08 AM PDT by JamesP81 (Keep your friends close; keep your enemies at optimal engagement range)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
It did wonders for Britney Spears' I.Q.!

LOL!
Great thought!

...and Paris Hilton....

47 posted on 08/20/2007 8:37:36 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: weegee

lolz


48 posted on 08/20/2007 8:37:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 14themunny

I haf bron iss and is left handdded; hep me!


49 posted on 08/20/2007 8:38:52 AM PDT by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: 14themunny

Well, I’m blue-eyed...

But I’m also blonde. I think they cancel one another out. ;-)


50 posted on 08/20/2007 8:39:00 AM PDT by RosieCotton
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