Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Crap Science Says: Ugly People Suck

This is a new study that was recently conducted by a team of scientists (and I use that term loosely) in the UK, proving (and I use that loosely, too) that babies prefer to look at "pretty" people.

Babies prefer to gaze upon beautiful faces

According to Alan Slater of the University of Exeter, “Attractiveness is not in the eye of the beholder, it’s innate to a newborn infant."

I see...

But it gets better. According to the article's source, NewScientist.com, Slater "suggests the reason for this preference is simple - pretty people actually have the prototype of a human face."

So, ugly people look like baboons? Giraffes? Automobiles?

The control variable is even more laughable.

Nice to know money is being spent on such a useful conclusion.

jane, spitting in the face of crap science


Blogger Ratatat said...

Well, if the picture on your blog is actually you, then your response is one of detached indignation, as you are quite pretty. The "study" is rather skewed, though, I must agree. Too many gray areas left unexplored. What about "plain" people like me? Not gorgeous, not hideous, just average. Do they fill the heads of infants with inertia?

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