Beautiful couples are more likely to have girls reveals study
According to a study by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics,"beautiful couples are more likely to have girls". What do you think of such studies?
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. All these beautiful couples have one thing in common. All of them are parents of girls. Does this mean that beautiful couples have girls?
This common factor erects a step up into proving a study by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics.
The study’s hypothesis goes along a satirical yet controversial base. That beautiful people tend to have girls and the “not-so-beautiful” people tend to have boys.
Venus must be having such a good laugh at Mars right now.
What this study says
Since 1958, some 17 000 babies born in Britain have been followed for the study. All kinds of data about them have been gathered and analyzed. Dr. Kanazawa picked apart the numbers and found some interesting correlations.
At the age of 7, kids were rated by their teachers as either attractive or unattractive. Once these kids grew up and became parents, a correlation was gathered.
The subjects that were rated as “attractive” were more likely to have daughters than those who were rated as “unattractive”.
Kanazawa’s findings will be published in the Journal of Reproductive Sciences, along with his sketchy conclusions about evolution and mate selection, etc.
With a disproportionate number of girls springing forth from the loins of the attractive, this could apparently leave us with less than bountiful pool of attractive men to choose from.
A hypothesis is always accompanied with a risk that another research will sweep in to prove the theory wrong. The villain for this theory would be the statistics provided by Andrew Geltman, a statician at Columbia University.
He analyzed People magazines most beautiful celebrities’ issues from 1995 to 2000. He found that the people who made the list had more boy offspring.
This brings us to the celebrity couples who have boys. David and Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Giselle Bundchen. — All beautiful couples with boys.
We haven’t heard of the study covering any statistics and co relations on couples who have both boys and girls though. We’ll just have to wait for another theory to pop out about that then.
The best step to take now, is to laugh off this whole “beauty begets girls” theory.
What do YOU think? Do beautiful couples have girls, or boys?