Or it's a typo because the h key decided not to become pressed. That happens sometimes, those damn h keys.
Thank you, Cova-kun. I do have quite a sh*tty old keyboard; if I hold both shift keys and type...
HE QUIK BROWN FO JUPS OER HE LA DOG
...that happens. And it was after 03:00 when I wrote that; unlike our debauched friends in Cambridge, we Oxford folk go to bed at reasonable hours. Ahem!
Anyway, it was no surprise that our Cantabrigian friend was only able to think of one possible reason for the absence of that "h". I hear that people taught inferior subjects at inferior universities are often unable to give a mature and scholarly evaluation of all the possible causes of an event.
I could see this being the truth on a basic level. But not to the point that this article is trying to make it sound.
I worked at a vet clinic for a while. Seeing the general public really hit home how stupid people really are. I had grown up going to good schools, and was surrounded by peers of similar intelligence levels. I simply assumed that was the way most of the world was.
Seeing the people that came in to that clinic - I realized daily that I was overestimating the general intelligence level of humanity. Every single day someone even dumber would come in - and I'd have to say to myself "oh, I was STILL overestimating the general level of intelligence".
Not one of these people who were stupid was attractive. But I agree with Bosola's reasoning. They had bad hair, bad teeth, bad outfits, and bad english. While I'm sure no one with an iota of intelligence would have been attracted to one of these people - the larger factor was probably simply that these people had never tried to better their appearance. Maybe if they brushed their teeth or their hair they'd look a little better, but it was obvious they didn't want to try.
Take peopleofwalmart.com as an example of what I'm talking about. There is presumably an intelligence-ugliness correlation there.
I think that's about where it ends though. Hot bimbos and ugly nerds are already out of the realm of the intelligence-attractiveness scale.
Yup. Sometimes we are sheltered from "real" people, we who live in ivory towers and our parents' basements. As such, we come into contact with a fair distribution of intelligent people, but our experience of the terminally stupid is often limited to the media. Unless they have athletic talents, the only way for stupid people to become famous (now that Big Brother has finished) is if they are extremely good-looking. Therefore, we do not get an accurate representation of stupid people and tend to see those who are an exception to the rule. We are rather like people whose only contact with women is with female basketball players; such people might come to the incorrect conclusion that women are taller than men.
However, when we have the misfortune to come into contact with the general public, our eyes are opened to the astonishing ugliness of our less fortunate cousins.
It looks like scientists have finally found an explanation for my incredible handsomeness.
Pics or lies!
I wouldn't want to make Timu jealous :3
I also doubt that I'm your type. Sadly, I have no tentacles.