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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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To: 14themunny
I have a cousin with one blue eye and one green eye. Wonder where he falls in this study. I hope that my taxes didn't pay for this funding.

He said that he'd always get stopped at the Canadian border, he thinks it's because his eyes make him look "shifty". lol!

51 posted on 08/20/2007 8:39:24 AM PDT by wbill
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To: 14themunny

Are we are talking about eye color among “white” people of European background, or are we including Asians and Africans in the samples?

I never saw a blue-eyed African, and it seems to me that if you believe in these sorts of analyses, that would make a difference.

How about Chinese Americans, or India Americans? Or American Indians?

Eye color in these contexts would seem to be a subordinate element.


52 posted on 08/20/2007 8:40:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 14themunny

Well, there you go! Accounts for my genius.

But I was just reading that, along with that study a couple of weeks ago about kids liking any food wrapped in a McDonald’s wrapper better then food that is not, that some people think wine tastes better with a certain label.

So, maybe if we wrap brown eyed people in a blue-eyed wrapper then they be smart too!

Damn, I’m good!

It kind of reminds me of Gattaca.


53 posted on 08/20/2007 8:41:23 AM PDT by Duke Nukum (...no more I follow, no more obedience pay.)
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To: RosieCotton
But I’m also blonde. I think they cancel one another out. ;-)

That's why the study is flawed, of course. They didn't control for hair color. See, I'm blue eyed but with brown hair. So I should be both athletic and smart. Or thoroughly confused. Unfortunately, I think it's more the latter...
54 posted on 08/20/2007 8:42:36 AM PDT by JamesP81 (Keep your friends close; keep your enemies at optimal engagement range)
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To: JRochelle

Hazel??

What a dumb study. I wonder what color eyes Einstein had, and how about Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar and Hannibal. How about Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Luo Gherig or John L. Sullivan???

I hope our tax dollars didn’t go into as dopey a study as this one.


55 posted on 08/20/2007 8:43:13 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: SolidWood
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.


56 posted on 08/20/2007 8:43:39 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: 14themunny

Did the study control for possible autocorrelations?

For example, African-Americans have a more muscular body (on average) and dominate in professional sports. They also all have brown eyes.

Eye color may be correlated with other factors that really explain the observed differences.


57 posted on 08/20/2007 8:43:49 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: 14themunny
Blue eyes= Europe.

In order to survive the once inhospitable waste land Europe was, you had to be a great planner.

Many but not all brown eyed people are from tropical (nice )places.

I bet Bedouins are great planners.

58 posted on 08/20/2007 8:44:02 AM PDT by perseid 67
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To: JRochelle
Green/Aqua eyes (ie, greenish blue or blueish green...Like mine) : Smarter.

Green/hazel eyes (brownish green or greenish brown) : Not so.

:-D

59 posted on 08/20/2007 8:44:21 AM PDT by Verloona Ti (Just how much of my tax $$$ goes for bogus "studies" like this?)
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To: LanPB01

We aren’t??


60 posted on 08/20/2007 8:44:41 AM PDT by redangus
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To: ccmay

That was the vey first thing that came to my mind, too? Seeing as though people with blue eyes are almost all of European heritage, their conclusions should be vulnerable to the same attacks as the bell curve.


61 posted on 08/20/2007 8:45:51 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: 14themunny

This is like saying Border Collies are smarter than Bassett Hounds.


62 posted on 08/20/2007 8:46:15 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: JRochelle
What about green eyes?

Greened eyed lady
Lovely lady
Strolling slowly
toward the sun...

63 posted on 08/20/2007 8:46:28 AM PDT by Duke Nukum (...no more I follow, no more obedience pay.)
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To: redangus

I’m just waiting for the official word so I can feel right about getting a T-shirt with the word “Winner!” written across the back.


64 posted on 08/20/2007 8:50:20 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: Red Badger
I knew a guy who had two different eye colorsHe must not be a good golfer - hitting drives like slapshots.
65 posted on 08/20/2007 8:51:31 AM PDT by frithguild (The Freepers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim)
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To: frithguild

I don’t think he played golf........or hockey!..........


66 posted on 08/20/2007 8:52:39 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: Red Badger

Was the bottom half brown?


67 posted on 08/20/2007 8:54:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.")
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To: 14themunny
Golf? Any moron can play golf. A far better test of intelligence is the Stick Game. That's where your opponent asks you a question and if you don't get the right answer he gets to hit you with a stick.

It's a nearly infallible intelligence test. If you play it, you've failed.

68 posted on 08/20/2007 8:54:11 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 14themunny

Is that how all them “blue-eyes” got them trailers down the road?


69 posted on 08/20/2007 8:54:31 AM PDT by Porterville (I'm an American. If you hate Americans, I hope our enemies destroy you. I will pray for my soul.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL


70 posted on 08/20/2007 8:55:26 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: 14themunny; scan59

Who studies this garbage?? I mean, they could have just as easily studied what color socks they were wearing opposed to eye color.
I know many people who would not fit this study as it is.
(Blue eyes smarter than brown eyes....BS.)


71 posted on 08/20/2007 8:56:06 AM PDT by scan58 (Diversity results in a collection of unconnected individuals.)
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To: wbill
"I hope that my taxes didn't pay for this funding."

You may be sure that it did.

72 posted on 08/20/2007 8:56:27 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: 14themunny

73 posted on 08/20/2007 8:56:33 AM PDT by Porterville (I'm an American. If you hate Americans, I hope our enemies destroy you. I will pray for my soul.)
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To: B4Ranch

NO! He had actually TWO different eye colors! One was green and one was blue, IIRC! There’s a medical term for it, but he was otherwise perfectly normal........


74 posted on 08/20/2007 8:57:37 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: JRochelle

or hazel, or gray ? How ‘bout the rest of us, whatta we, chopped liver???? ;-)


75 posted on 08/20/2007 8:59:16 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Will some genius please invent beer containers, that self destruct ten seconds after being emptied?)
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To: RosieCotton

LOL!!!


76 posted on 08/20/2007 8:59:18 AM PDT by jdm
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To: Duke Nukum

Greened eyed lady
Lovely lady
Strolling slowly
toward the sun...

Thanks for the great jam.


77 posted on 08/20/2007 8:59:42 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: Red Badger

I was thinking he was almost full of **it.


78 posted on 08/20/2007 9:00:20 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.")
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To: LanPB01
I’m just waiting for the official word so I can feel right about getting a T-shirt with the word “Winner!” written across the back.

Here you go!


79 posted on 08/20/2007 9:03:15 AM PDT by frithguild (The Freepers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim)
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To: B4Ranch

He may have been!..................


80 posted on 08/20/2007 9:03:54 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: perfect_rovian_storm

LOL! I just hope my blue-eyed know-it-all husband (though he is extremely smart, especally in common sense) doesn’t hear about it! I’ll never hear the end of it!


81 posted on 08/20/2007 9:05:22 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: goldstategop
I have brown eyes. Eye color says nothing about intelligence or ability. Oh my mom had blue and my dad had green.

I'm going to assume you're just kidding. Otherwise, if this is true, then at least one of them is not your real (biological) parent.
82 posted on 08/20/2007 9:07:36 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 14themunny

83 posted on 08/20/2007 9:09:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Red Badger

LOL! I too have known several people like that. None seemed to have a war raging between the stupid lobe of their brain that was cursed with the brown eye and the genius lobe that was blessed with the blue eye.


84 posted on 08/20/2007 9:09:59 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Will some genius please invent beer containers, that self destruct ten seconds after being emptied?)
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To: perseid 67; dinoparty

East Indian.

85 posted on 08/20/2007 9:11:09 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: 14themunny

What about people with mixed colored eyes like myself? I have blue, green, yellow eyes! On the outer of my eyes it is solid blue and as you work toward the center it turns green, than right before you get to the pupil it is solid yellow.


86 posted on 08/20/2007 9:11:55 AM PDT by Halls (Vote for a Constitutionalist!!!!!!)
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To: Halls

Wonder how much grant money this idiotic study cost. Brains is not a one factor case.


87 posted on 08/20/2007 9:13:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: 14themunny

There is no evidence that they allowed for difference in race in this study.

Long ago (at least in the 1930s or 40s) there was a study of whites in the north-central states, and there was no difference in academic performance between people with light- and dark-colored eyes.

Who pays for research like this?


88 posted on 08/20/2007 9:18:23 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: Halls
Uh oh! You aren’t from Roswell, NM, are you?
89 posted on 08/20/2007 9:18:41 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Will some genius please invent beer containers, that self destruct ten seconds after being emptied?)
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To: iceskater

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

It just rose to a level close to the brain and became visible through the eyes.


90 posted on 08/20/2007 9:19:53 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Halls

That is the exact description of my eyes!!!

Blue ring on outerside, green in the middle and yellow before the pupil.

The eye doc said I have every color available in my eyes.


91 posted on 08/20/2007 9:30:23 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: Red Badger
There’s a medical term for it...

heterochromia

I have a cat like this, 'cept the eyes are opposite.

And without the sweater.

92 posted on 08/20/2007 9:33:20 AM PDT by uglybiker (relaxing in a luxuriant cloud of quality, aromatic, pre-owned tobacco essence)
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To: 14themunny

Sneaky way to take a racist shot at people of color.


93 posted on 08/20/2007 9:40:21 AM PDT by dbacks (I forgot to pay the rent on my tagline.)
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To: ccmay

I agree with you ... if patterns of conquest in North Africa and Southern Europe are taken into account.


94 posted on 08/20/2007 9:41:15 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: CarrotAndStick
Yep... that's what I figured... They're brown...


95 posted on 08/20/2007 9:45:48 AM PDT by 14themunny
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To: 14themunny
There's a Crystal Gayle joke somewhere around here...

96 posted on 08/20/2007 9:47:39 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: weegee

its only junk science if you have brown eyes. I think they prob got this one right. :-)


97 posted on 08/20/2007 9:48:52 AM PDT by applpie
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To: weegee

its only junk science if you have brown eyes. I think they prob got this one right. :-)


98 posted on 08/20/2007 9:48:53 AM PDT by applpie
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To: dbacks
"Sneaky way to take a racist shot at people of color."

blue is a color...

99 posted on 08/20/2007 9:51:31 AM PDT by 14themunny
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To: Fawn
Hazel here....guess I can be what I want to be.....

My dad had hazel eyes, mom had brown eyes. My sister has hazel eyes. Mine have a mix of hazel and brown...biased more toward brown. My wife has brown eyes, but my middle son has hazel. The genetics behind eye color aren't simple.

100 posted on 08/20/2007 9:55:20 AM PDT by Myrddin
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