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Go to: Charles Darwin investigated whether blondes have more fun

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*Sigh* ... even a great scientist like Darwin could do stupid research. :( To begin with, his hypothesis is wrongly formulated and/or based on wrong assumptions. Finding a mate (to have sex with) is not the same as marrying. Everybody knows that no matter what colour your hair is, it is much easier for a female to find a partner for sex. Secondly, while talking about marriage, he doesnt take into consideration the social structure of the society and the economical conditions, as well as traditions and custom. Rich usually would prefer to marry rich, even if they fancy a relatively poor blond. Thirdly, Darwin wrongly assumes that men are the choosers, and women are passively waiting to get chosen. And fourthly, regardless of the sex, if a blond and a dark-haired procreate, theit child would most probably be dark-haired too, we know that the "dark"-gene usually dominates. So even if all the blonds are married, it doesn't garantee that they produce more blonds.

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 01:53:00 UTC | #216826

Go to: What's the evolutionary advantage of offering your place to an old woman on a bus?

Lolas Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 76 by Lolas Cat

While I'm not sure whether this act is evolutionary advantageous (this concept has to be defined here first), it is certainly an egoistic one. Let's face it, whether is conscious or not, by offering an old person a seat in the bus, we therefore contribute to maintaning a social unwritten law which will most definitely BENEFIT OURSELVES in the future, if we are lucky to live up to this age. :)

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 08:33:00 UTC | #100980

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