”Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.” -
Everybody needs a hobby. My critics often suggest that I am a prime example, and I do have a hobby. Each day, I spend an hour or more reading scientific journal abstracts. In that way, I often discover treasures; pearls of wisdom. This morning, I found an interesting study published in the February 7, 2012 issue of the journal Proceedings of Biological Science. There is good science, bad science, and goofy science. This one belongs to the third category.
”Researchers spanning many scientific domains, including primatology, evolutionary biology and psychology, have sought to establish an evolutionary basis for morality.” FINDINGS: “We show that genetically determined physical traits can serve as reliable predictors of unethical behavior…” “Specifically, we identify a key physical attribute, the facial width-to-height ratio, which predicts unethical behavior in men. Across two studies, we demonstrate that men with wider faces (relative to facial height) are more likely to explicitly deceive their counterparts in a negotiation, and are more willing to cheat in order to increase their financial gain.”
CONCLUSION: “Importantly, we provide evidence that the link between facial metrics and unethical behavior is mediated by a psychological sense of power. Our results demonstrate that static physical attributes can indeed serve as reliable cues of immoral action, and provide additional support for the view that evolutionary forces shape ethical judgement and behavior.” * * * * *
I have extrapolated data from this study and applied same to the solitary target most Americans place faith in, and have identified the face least deserving of our trust:
http://tinyurl.com/6tbxb4f Speaking of politics
..Based upon the above parameters, the face we should least want to occupy the oval office: