Is it good to be a beautiful lady? If this research study is to be believed then apparently not! Simply because there are more beautiful girls than handsome men! And the gap will grow. So more beautiful women will marry uglier men!! The future for beautiful women.. is well.. not so bright!
Researchers demonstrated that beautiful people are 36 per cent more likely to have a daughter than a son as their first-born child.
The discovery supports the evolutionary theory that parents tend to produce children who benefit from their own attributes.
Selection pressure means when parents have traits they can pass on that are better for boys than for girls, they are more likely to have boys.
Such traits include large size, strength and aggression, which might help a man compete for mates.
On the other hand, parents with heritable traits that are more advantageous to girls are more likely to have daughters.
Physical attractiveness is more important in the evaluation of the overall attractiveness of women as opposed to men. Therefore, the physical attractiveness trait is more likely to be passed onto the daughters than sons… thus biasing the sex ratio of physical attractiveness. The findings were reported in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, published by Elsevier.
Dr Kanazawa said: “Because physical attractiveness is heritable, and because physically attractive parents have more daughters and less attractive parents have more sons, over time, the average level of physical attractiveness among women increases relative to men, so that women are, on average, more attractive than men.”
Well how do the other traits passed on to the kids? It is interesting revelation:
Previous research by Dr Kanazawa has shown scientists, mathematicians and engineers, who have systematic “male brains”, are more likely to have sons than daughters. The same was true for big and tall parents, and violent fathers.
Conversely, nurses, social workers and kindergarten teachers with empathic “female brains” had more daughters.
Are the feminists reading this? They may be all over this Prof by now for suggesting that mathematicians and scientists have “male brains“!!