On the new ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine (a new Thomas Schlamme vehicle without Aaron Sorkin), all five Caucasian lead actors (Matthew Perry, Allison Janney, Andrea Anders, Portia Doubleday, and Nate Torrence) have piercing blue eyes.
One of the first questions that journalists and other civilians often ask me when I describe my repeated findings that beautiful people have more daughters is “So why do Posh and Becks have three sons?” Such questions, while understandable at some level, nonetheless betray ignorance of the danger of relying on manwho statistics, in other words, anecdotes.
If beautiful people have more daughters, and if physical attractiveness is heritable, then it follows that, over time, women become physically more attractive than men. This indeed appears to be the case.
A paper forthcoming in Current Zoology presents the first critique of evolutionary psychology that makes any sense, as well as the first refutation of one of the core findings of evolutionary psychology.
I have a magic solution for our current problem of national deficit. I can more than double the individual tax revenue for the government while at the same time reducing the tax burden of the average taxpayer. How is that mathematically possible?
A company in Boston, AdelaVoice, has invented a smart-phone application called StartTalking that allows drivers to send and receive text messages while driving. Unfortunately, however, such a hands-free texting device will not reduce the likelihood of an accident while texting.
After three bombs were discovered in October among packages sent from Yemen to Chicago, FedEx, UPS, the US Postal Service, and the Royal Mail have all suspended service from Yemen. Why isn’t anybody upset about this?