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If your ugly, chances are you're pretty smart

Buckethead31594
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1/24/2012 7:02:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
http://mobile.slate.com...

A strange biological phenomena, or simply mere cultural differences? This certainly would explain a few things; yet, I wonder what could be done to improve the statistics.
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Mirza
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1/24/2012 7:05:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Smart or intelligent? The distinction is very important.

I don't think the less handsome people are more intelligent than others, on average. It just happens to be the case that beautiful people spend their lives on other things than academia. There are a handful of very attractive female celebrities who are often called retarded, but once you hear them talk and discuss, they sound incredibly intelligent (and are rightly so). Some have 130+ IQ's for sure. It is just harder to believe.
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1/24/2012 7:22:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/24/2012 7:05:39 PM, Mirza wrote:
Smart or intelligent? The distinction is very important.

I don't think the less handsome people are more intelligent than others, on average. It just happens to be the case that beautiful people spend their lives on other things than academia. There are a handful of very attractive female celebrities who are often called retarded, but once you hear them talk and discuss, they sound incredibly intelligent (and are rightly so). Some have 130+ IQ's for sure. It is just harder to believe.

I agree with you. It really makes sense when you look at it that way; I suppose that is one way to improve the experiments.
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1/24/2012 7:38:20 PM
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In fact, the opposite seems to be true: Either smart people are more beautiful than average, or dumb people are more ugly (or both).

Here's the article about it:

http://www.psychologytoday.com...
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Buckethead31594
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1/24/2012 7:53:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/24/2012 7:38:20 PM, darkkermit wrote:
In fact, the opposite seems to be true: Either smart people are more beautiful than average, or dumb people are more ugly (or both).

Here's the article about it:

http://www.psychologytoday.com...

interesting....
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1/24/2012 9:26:01 PM
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At 1/24/2012 9:11:13 PM, Ren wrote:
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Haha... Yep, my point exactly
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1/25/2012 5:41:21 AM
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At 1/24/2012 7:02:05 PM, Buckethead31594 wrote:
http://mobile.slate.com...

A strange biological phenomena, or simply mere cultural differences? This certainly would explain a few things; yet, I wonder what could be done to improve the statistics.

Drink lots of water.

What I got from the article was that smart people are more beautiful than average, or that dumb people are ugly. However, the people at the ugly spectrum shows a high variability, which means either they are really smart or really dumb.

So if you're ugly, chances are that you might be really dumb too.
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1/25/2012 8:58:58 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
lmao@ ren
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1/27/2012 6:44:29 AM
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At 1/24/2012 7:38:20 PM, darkkermit wrote:
In fact, the opposite seems to be true: Either smart people are more beautiful than average, or dumb people are more ugly (or both).

Here's the article about it:

http://www.psychologytoday.com...

Yeah, it's about time this notion is finally laid to rest. Good job. I wasn't aware of that info.
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