June 23, 2010

The Superiority of Genetic Hotness

I recently entered into a contentious discussion with a friend in regards to whether or not there is a correlation between aesthetic beauty and intellect. Right away, you want to jump to the conclusion that "of course there's not." Or even go in the opposite direction. "Most hot people are ditzes and most brainy people are ugly." But, from a microevolution standpoint, that doesn't really add up. The best genes pick the best genes. Whether you're rich and marrying a trophy wife, or hot and marrying a smart guy, good genes tend to intermingle. So, there is a really good chance that by now in our human development, there is a significant coreelation between aestheic beauty and intelligence. It's not mean. It's science.